Magazine-Made America

The Cultural Transformation of the Postwar Periodical
Author: David Abrahamson
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 116
View: 1952

Continue Reading →

The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research

The Future of the Magazine Form
Author: David Abrahamson,Marcia R. Prior-Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317524535
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 650
View: 5249

Continue Reading →

Scholarly engagement with the magazine form has, in the last two decades, produced a substantial amount of valuable research. Authored by leading academic authorities in the study of magazines, the chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research not only create an architecture to organize and archive the developing field of magazine research, but also suggest new avenues of future investigation. Each of 33 chapters surveys the last 20 years of scholarship in its subject area, identifying the major research themes, theoretical developments and interpretive breakthroughs. Exploration of the digital challenges and opportunities which currently face the magazine world are woven throughout, offering readers a deeper understanding of the magazine form, as well as of the sociocultural realities it both mirrors and influences. The book includes six sections: -Methodologies and structures presents theories and models for magazine research in an evolving, global context. -Magazine publishing: the people and the work introduces the roles and practices of those involved in the editorial and business sides of magazine publishing. -Magazines as textual communication surveys the field of contemporary magazines across a range of theoretical perspectives, subjects, genre and format questions. -Magazines as visual communication explores cover design, photography, illustrations and interactivity. -Pedagogical and curricular perspectives offers insights on undergraduate and graduate teaching topics in magazine research. -The future of the magazine form speculates on the changing nature of magazine research via its environmental effects, audience, and transforming platforms.

The Evolution of Key Mass Communication Concepts

Honoring Jack M. McLeod
Author: Sharon Dunwoody
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
View: 8741

Continue Reading →

Honors Jack M. McLeod as a significant force in the training of scholars and as a leader in the conduct of research. The editors have compiled chapters in this book that examine the major themes and enduring contributions of his work. In each case an author who worked with McLeod on the particular concept to that area was selected.

The gendered newsroom

how journalists experience the changing world of media
Author: Louise North
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 270
View: 3953

Continue Reading →

Sourcing the news

key issues in journalism--an innovative study of the Israeli press
Author: Zvi Reich
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 228
View: 5484

Continue Reading →

This book illuminates the sometimes obscure processes through which the news is currently created, using unprecendentldly robust and comprehensive evidence. The innovatinbe methodology of the face-to-face reconstruction interview, which was developed and implemented by the author, enable quantitative depiction of different aspects of news making.

History and future of mass media

an integrated perspective
Author: David Demers
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 9781572738065
Category: Social Science
Page: 366
View: 9606

Continue Reading →

This book argues that the no-Marxists mostly have it wrong. Although corporate media are structurally organized to maximize profits and produce content that generally helps elites achieve their goals, this does not mean corporate media have less capacity to facilitate social change than entrepreneurial or other forms of media. In fact, historical evidence and comparative critical studies presented in this book show that mass media become more, not less, critical of dominant power groups, institutions and value systems as they become more "corporatized."This proposition is part of a larger theoretical model that integrates the role of both social structure and human agency in explaining the persistence of modern capitalism. The structural part of the theory also enables scholars to make predictions about the future of mass media, including the ideas that the Internet is "stealing" some of the mediating power of traditional mass media, and the market power of global media will grow in absolute terms but will shrink in relative terms because of increasing competition from new and traditional media.

Gender, Journalism, and Equity

Canadian, U.S., and European Experiences
Author: Gertrude Joch Robinson
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 241
View: 7939

Continue Reading →

This analysis of the journalism profession is unique in that it uses gender as a central explanatory variable, it is comparative, and it explores the impact of equity legislation on the profession in North American and Europe. The book's systematic focus on gender not only as a biological, but as a socially constructed attribute permits the author to address the systemic biases that are inherent in the social reproduction of the journalism profession. A gender approach can clarify the minority status of females in the profession and why there is a difference in the access, promotion, and remuneration between female and male staff. More importantly, the gender approach is able to pin-point the more intangible networks of male power, which exist outside the authority structure. Finally, this approach provides evidence of the difficulties females encounter in functioning in managerial roles.

Journalism Education in Europe and North America

An International Comparison
Author: Romy Fröhlich,Christina Holtz-Bacha
Publisher: Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press
ISBN: 9781572733817
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 349
View: 1848

Continue Reading →

This work takes stock of the different ways that lead into journalism in Europe and in North America at a moment when much change is taking place in the media systems and in journalism education. This lays the ground for further analyses and comparisons of the way journalists are trained.

Tilted mirrors

media alignment with political and social change : a community structure approach
Author: John Crothers Pollock
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 9781572736603
Category: Political Science
Page: 341
View: 7214

Continue Reading →

"Instead of examining the impact of media on society, Tilted Mirrors explores the impact of society on media. How do communities affect the way media build different issue perspectives or frames? Introducing an unusual composite "Media Vector" score, the book adopts an innovative "community structure" approach, using modern national databases to link selected city characteristics and nationwide newspaper reporting on critical issues. Several media frame-building patterns emerge. The "Buffer Hypothesis" connects larger proportions of privileged groups "buffered" from economic uncertainty in cities to more favorable reporting on human rights claims or scientific advances (e.g., Anita Hill, physician-assisted suicide and embryonic stem cell research). Other frame-building patterns - Violated Buffer, Vulnerability, Protection and Stakeholder - also illuminate critical issues (e.g., banning smoking advertising to children, the Supreme Court stopping presidential vote counting in 2000, capital punishment, Patient's Bill of Rights, gun control, Arctic oil drilling, trying juveniles as adults, gays in the Boy Scouts, and those with HIV/AIDS). Positioned at the crossroads of communication/journalism, political science and sociology disciplines, Tilted Mirrors is a supplemental text for courses in mass media, media effects, communication or journalism research methods, political communication or sociology of communication."--BOOK JACKET.

Critical conversations

a theory of press criticism
Author: Wendy N. Wyatt
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 9781572737396
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 218
View: 2862

Continue Reading →

American Heroes in a Media Age


Author: Susan J. Drucker,Robert S. Cathcart
Publisher: VNR AG
ISBN: 9781881303190
Category: History
Page: 342
View: 4836

Continue Reading →

This volume explores the relationship of hero to celebrity and the changing role of the hero in American culture. It establishes that the nature of hero and its function in society is a communication phenomenon, which has been and is being altered by the rapid advance of electronic media.

Heroes in a Global World


Author: Susan J. Drucker,Gary Gumpert
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: 9781572736955
Category: Social Science
Page: 488
View: 5057

Continue Reading →

Support certain conclusions about heroes: All cultures have them; all cultures need them; and who or what is considered heroic may vary from culture to culture. This book provides a survey and stimulates the consideration of continuity and change with regard to heroes.

The ultimate assist

the relationship and broadcast strategies of the NBA and television networks
Author: John A. Fortunato
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 258
View: 7640

Continue Reading →

John A. Fortunato is an assistant professor in the communication program at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ.

Community Media in the Information Age

Perspectives and Prospects
Author: Nick Jankowski,Ole Prehn
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: 9781572733725
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 390
View: 2817

Continue Reading →

Small-scale electronic media (local radio and television stations) have experienced much turbulence and change in the 1990s. In western Europe, local and regional stations have achieved legitimation in national media policies; in central and eastern Europe, stations have been emerging at an explosive rate; and elsewhere in the world, developments have been no less substantial. These changes, taken as a whole, signal substantial albeit diverse forms of engagement and utilization of small-scale electronic media. These developments have been recorded in only a handful of academic studies. No scholarly consideration of these media developments has appeared, despite the range of development and widespread acknowledgement of their place in the media landscape. This volume is intended to fill this void through an integrated series of contributions emphasizing theoretical perspectives, empirical research findings and developments regarding policy and practice. It reflects the state of scholarly work in this niche of the media landscape and charts areas for further investigations.

Global Media

Menace Or Messiah?
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 209
View: 7265

Continue Reading →

This text seeks to supplement what communication professionals learn about mass communication by providing a gender perspective that is also informed by the intersections of race, class, and sexual orientation. This edition is revised and updated.

China's window on the world

TV news, social knowledge, and international spectacles
Author: Tsan-Kuo Chang,Jian Wang,Yanru Chen
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 9781572734197
Category: Social Science
Page: 323
View: 6221

Continue Reading →

An extensive examination and assessment of Chinese national television news from a long-term point of view. The project covers a seven-year time span, beginnning with the deepening of China's economic reforms in 1992 and ending with 1998, when CCTV celebrated its 40th anniversary.

It's Not Only Rock & Roll

Popular Music in the Lives of Adolescents
Author: Peter G. Christenson,Donald F. Roberts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781572731424
Category: Music
Page: 305
View: 7596

Continue Reading →

American Journalism

The Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Journalism
Page: N.A
View: 7215

Continue Reading →