We the Media

Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People
Author: Dan Gillmor
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596553913
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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"We the Media, has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better." -Financial Times Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news, thanks to the Internet. Now that it's possible to publish in real time to a worldwide audience, a new breed of grassroots journalists are taking the news into their own hands. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras, these readers-turned-reporters are transforming the news from a lecture into a conversation. In We the Media, nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist and blogger Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make--and consume--the news. Gillmor shows how anyone can produce the news, using personal blogs, Internet chat groups, email, and a host of other tools. He sends a wake-up call tonewsmakers-politicians, business executives, celebrities-and the marketers and PR flacks who promote them. He explains how to successfully play by the rules of this new era and shift from "control" to "engagement." And he makes a strong case to his fell journalists that, in the face of a plethora of Internet-fueled news vehicles, they must change or become irrelevant. Journalism in the 21st century will be fundamentally different from the Big Media oligarchy that prevails today. We the Media casts light on the future of journalism, and invites us all to be part of it. Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. The company's first launch is Bayosphere.com, a site "of, by, and for the San Francisco Bay Area." Dan Gillmor is the founder of the Center for Citizen Media, a project to enable and expand reach of grassroots media. From 1994-2004, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards. Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years.

We, the Media

Pedagogic Intrusions Into U.S. Mainstream Film and Television News Broadcasting Rhetorics
Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631518526
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 418
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This study focuses on thirteen Hollywood films that, from the 1970s to the 1990s, assumed to represent the working practices of U.S. corporate broadcast media. The book argues that since such corporations position themselves as individuals before the law, so their film and news texts are carefully authored rhetorical manoeuvres. The structured genre analysis is also enriched by contextual histories which consider relevant legal, institutional and political interventions in the early development of the U.S. public media. This interdisciplinary approach is relevant in a study of film texts which themselves address vital contemporary concerns in media ownership, gender representation, mergers, free speech, new technologies, and the powers of market journalism itself. This book is designed, therefore, to serve the related interests of media educationalists, specialists in film, and students of U.S. media law and broadcast news histories.

We the Media

A Citizens' Guide to Fighting for Media Democracy
Author: Don Hazen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565843806
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
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Features the writings of over one hundred journalists and media critics discussing the political and social impact of the mass media in the United States

WE THE PEOPLE, SERVANTS OF DECEPTION

Reconsidering Social Reality
Author: Christopher M. Dawson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469197774
Category: Social Science
Page: 497
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Using the principles and tools of sociology presented in his university course, Chris Dawson challenges the reader to reconsider the social reality of our society. This book exposes inconsistencies and deceptions in the conventional portrayal of America’s experiment in democracy. His provocative social commentary explores the role of our military, the culture of fear, strategies in the war on terror, the excesses of corporate power, and our misconceptions about crime. He speaks of social inequality, social and racial group divisions, and offers unconventional views about education, medicine, universal healthcare, and the origins of religion. The doubts he raises will merit your serious reflection.

Why Are We the Good Guys?

Reclaiming Your Mind from the Delusions of Propaganda
Author: David Cromwell
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 178099365X
Category: Political Science
Page: 316
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A provocative challenge to the standard ideology that Western power is a benevolent force in the world.

Politics, Society, and the Media, Second Edition


Author: Paul Nesbitt-Larking
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144260428X
Category: Political Science
Page: 416
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Politics, Society, and the Media is the first comprehensive political sociology of the media to be published in Canada. Paul Nesbitt-Larking draws upon a range of disciplines, including cultural and media studies, political economy, social theory, and political science to provide an analysis of the relationship between power and representation in Canada. The framework for the book presents a model of the mutual interaction between politics and the media. Attention is focused in the early chapters on how cultural, ideological, economic, and governmental forces shape and condition the production of media in Canada. Chapters on the work of Innis, Grant, McLuhan, and their postmodern successors place the evolution of McLuhan's theoretical argument that "the medium is the message" at the heart of the book. Canadian identity, and how to understand Canadian media politically, is the subject of a chapter on textual analysis. Two extensive chapters follow on the media’s influence and effects on politics. In addition to standard topics on politics and the media, this new edition offers much more: an examination of the media on the politics of gender and aboriginal peoples, the micro-politics of the media workplace, and an exploration of important media-related considerations. Throughout, reference is made to relevant and compelling issues placed within the context of media theory.

We, the Children of India

The Preamble to Our Constitution
Author: Leila Seth
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0143331515
Category: Children's rights
Page: 40
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Former Chief Justice Leila Seth makes the words of the Preamble to the Constitution understandable to even the youngest reader. What is a democratic republic, why are we secular, what is sovereignty? Believing that it is never too early for young people to learn about the Constitution, she tackles these concepts and explains them in a manner everyone can grasp and enjoy. Accompanied by numerous photographs, captivating and inspiring illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Bindia Thapar, and delightful bits of trivia, We, the Children of India is essential reading for every young citizen.

Disability and the Media

Prescriptions for Change
Author: Charles A. Riley
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584654732
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 258
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A journalist's passionate expose of the media's portrayal of the disabled.

Radicalisation and the Media

Connectivity and Terrorism in the New Media Ecology
Author: Andrew Hoskins,Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Media and Communication Studies Andrew Hoskins,Akil Awan,Ben O'Loughlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136816984
Category: Political Science
Page: 168
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This book examines the circulation and effects of radical discourse by analysing the role of mass media coverage in promoting or hindering radicalisation and acts of political violence.

Zehn Gründe, warum du deine Social Media Accounts sofort löschen musst


Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 345500492X
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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»Um „Zehn Gründe...“ zu lesen, reicht ein einziger Grund: Jaron Lanier. Am wichtigsten Mahner vor Datenmissbrauch, Social-Media-Verdummung und der fatalen Umsonst-Mentalität im Netz führt in diesen Tagen kein Weg vorbei.« Frank Schätzing Jaron Lanier, Tech-Guru und Vordenker des Internets, liefert zehn bestechende Gründe, warum wir mit Social Media Schluss machen müssen. Facebook, Google & Co. überwachen uns, manipulieren unser Verhalten, machen Politik unmöglich und uns zu ekligen, rechthaberischen Menschen. Social Media ist ein allgegenwärtiger Käfig geworden, dem wir nicht entfliehen können. Lanier hat ein aufrüttelndes Buch geschrieben, das seine Erkenntnisse als Insider des Silicon Valleys wiedergibt und dazu anregt, das eigenen Verhalten in den sozialen Netzwerken zu überdenken. Wenn wir den Kampf mit dem Wahnsinn unserer Zeit nicht verlieren wollen, bleibt uns nur eine Möglichkeit: Löschen wir all unsere Accounts! Ein Buch, das jeder lesen muss, der sich im Netz bewegt! »Ein unglaublich gutes, dringendes und wichtiges Buch« Zadie Smith

Policing the Media

Street Cops and Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement
Author: David D. Perlmutter
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452267723
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Policing the Media is an investigation into one of the paradoxes of the mass media age. Issues, events, and people that we see most on our television screens are often those that we understand the least. David Perlmutter examined this issue as it relates to one of the most frequently portrayed groups of people on television: police officers. Policing the Media is a report on the ethnography of a police department, derived from the author's experience riding on patrol with officers and joining the department as a reserve policeman. Drawing upon interviews, Perlmutter describes the lives and philosophies of street patrol officers. He finds that cops hold ambiguous attitudes toward their television characters, for much of TV copland is fantastic and unrealistic. Moreover, the officers perceive that the public's attitudes toward law enforcement and crime are directly influenced by mass media. This in turn, he suggests, influences the way that they themselves behave and perform on the street, and that unreal and surreal expectations of them are propagated by television cop shows. This cycle of perceptual influence may itself profoundly impact the contemporary criminal justice system, on the street, in the courts, and in the hearts and minds of ordinary people.

We the People

Our Constitutional Rights
Author: Thomas Gildersleeve
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595369979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 120
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What would you think if you could be thrown in jail for speaking against the government or printing material to which officials objected? If you could be kept in prison until you told your jailers everything that they wanted to know? If people could come into your home at any time and ransack it to their heart's content? If at your trial you weren't allowed to have a lawyer or subpoena witnesses in your defense? Not so long ago, that's the way that it was, and it could be that way again. We the People is about our rights, what they are, and how they got that way. Succinct and in narrative style, We the People addresses its subject at a popular level. Concentration is on three fundamental rights-freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and the principle of fair notice and fair hearing during apprehension and trial.

Language in the Media

Representations, Identities, Ideologies
Author: Sally Johnson,Astrid Ensslin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441151257
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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This book examines the ways in which the media represents language-related issues, but also how the media's use of language is central to the construction of what people think language is, could or ought to be like. The chapters examine issues of identity, gender, youth, citizenship, politics and ideology across a range of media, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet. The result is a multilingual survey of the construction of language in and by the media that will be essential reading for students and researchers of sociolinguistics or language and communication.

Why We the People Must Vote

A Call to Action
Author: Vincent H. Wilcox
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865344477
Category: History
Page: 137
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Wilcox hopes to bridge the generational gap by focusing on the humanitarian achievements of the last century so that the newer generations can understand the need and urgency for a renewed stewardship whereby Social Security, Medicare, and education are revitalized and secure for the generations to come.

Social Media at BBC News

The Re-Making of Crisis Reporting
Author: Valerie Belair-Gagnon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317585011
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 148
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Since the emergence of social media in the journalistic landscape, the BBC has sought to produce reporting more connected to its audience while retaining its authority as a public broadcaster in crisis reporting. Using empirical analysis of crisis news production at the BBC, this book shows that the emergence of social media at the BBC and the need to manage this kind of material led to a new media logic in which tech-savvy journalists take on a new centrality in the newsroom. In this changed context, the politico-economic and socio-cultural logic have led to a more connected newsroom involving this new breed of journalists and BBC audience. This examination of news production events shows that in the midst of transformations in journalistic practices and norms, including newsgathering, sourcing, distribution and impartiality, the BBC has reasserted its authority as a public broadcaster. Click here for a short video about the book.

We the People

A Doctor's Handbook for How America's Citizens Can Save Their Country
Author: Michael P Fangman M.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479721956
Category: Political Science
Page: 115
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In WE THE PEOPLE, A DOCTORS HANDBOOK ., Michael P Fangman M.D. gives the United States anything but a clean bill of health. In a far reaching commentary youll never hear on Meet the Press; medical problem-solving and common sense are compared to political patrimony in the face of dire systemic problems. The paralysis of Washington DC is exposed for what it is - Machiavellian greed and irresponsibility; flagrant denial that their broken partisan political system is threatening to kill our American way of life. He explains how leadership and accountability have been replaced in Washington DC by extremism and myopic ideology; insinuated with crony capitalism and seeking domination through polarized elections and money. We the People- who rely on DC to maintain a society where hard work should afford us our constitutions most basic goal, promotion of the The General Welfare, are increasingly irrelevant. The arrogance of todays leadership is unprecedented and must end. But his message is one of confidence that the wisdom, productivity, ethical standards and vitality of the American people can be harnessed and must prevail over partisan political corruption and crony capitalism. In the end, the Handbook shows the reader how WE THE PEOPLE can empower ourselves with knowledge and unity, to exercise our Constitutional rights and reshape our own future as a team.

Media Studies

The Essential Introduction
Author: Philip Rayner,Peter Wall,Stephen Kruger
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415236102
Category: Social Science
Page: 331
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Students are introduced step-by-step to the skills of reading and analysing media texts and can explore a broad range of media institutions and technologies, ideologies, and codes of practice.

The Mouse that Roared

Disney and the End of Innocence
Author: Henry A. Giroux
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847691104
Category: Education
Page: 186
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Henry Giroux shows how Disney atempts to hide befind a cloak of innocence and entertainment, while simultaneously exercising its influence as a major force on both global economics and cultural learning.

Theorizing Crisis Communication


Author: Timothy L. Sellnow,Matthew W. Seeger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118485920
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
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Theorizing Crisis Communication presents a comprehensive review and critique of the broad range of theoretical frameworks designed to explain the role of communication in the development, management, and consequences of natural and man-made crises. Brings together the variety of theoretical approaches emerging in the study of crisis communication into one volume for the first time. Summarizes theories from such diverse perspectives as rhetoric, risk management, ethics, mass communication, social media, emergency response, crisis outcomes, and warning systems, while presenting clear examples of how the theory is applied in crisis communication research Presents theoretical frameworks generated by research from many disciplines including sociology, psychology, applied anthropology, public health, public relations, political science, organizational studies, and criminal justice An essential tool for a comprehensive understanding of the onset, management, response, resolution, and ultimate meaning of these devastating world events