Changing Journalism

Author: Peter Lee-Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136672712
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre: Performing Arts

Journalism is in transition. Irrevocable decisions are being made, often based on flimsy evidence, which could change not only the future of journalism, but also the future of democracy. This book, based on extensive research, provides the opportunity to reflect upon these decisions and considers how journalism could change for the better and for the good of democracy. It covers:the business landscapework and employmentthe regulatory frameworkaudiences and interactionthe impact of technology on practices and contentethics in a converged worldThe book analyses research in both national and loca.

Communication in Latin America

Author: Richard R. Cole
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0842025596
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

How has mass communication evolved in Latin America? How has the political climate in that region shaped the role of the mass media? What are the special challenges facing this turbulent area? In Communication in Latin America, Richard Cole has assembled a selection of articles that explores these issues, with a special emphasis on journalism, given the traditional strength of the press in Latin America. The twelve essayswritten exclusively for this publication - examine either an aspect of the mass media in the region or the media in a particular country during a number of stages of its political development. Communication in Latin America opens with an overview of the state of mass communication in the entire region. Articles in the first part of the volume focus on topics such as the changing role of women in the media and the usefulness of propaganda in effecting political change. Essays in the second section discuss situations in individual countries, including freedom of the press in Mexico and Chile and the Argentine media's struggle to define their role under the new democratic government. Professor Cole concludes with a forecast of the future of mass communication in Latin America.

Journalism Science and Society

Author: Martin W. Bauer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134187294
Release Date: 2008-07-25
Genre: Social Science

Analyzing the role of journalists in science communication, this book presents a perspective on how this is going to evolve in the twenty-first century. The book takes three distinct perspectives on this interesting subject. Firstly, science journalists reflect on their ‘operating rules’ (science news values and news making routines). Secondly, a brief history of science journalism puts things into context, characterising the changing output of science writing in newspapers over time. Finally, the book invites several international journalists or communication scholars to comment on these observations thereby opening the global perspective. This unique project will interest a range of readers including science communication students, media studies scholars, professionals working in science communication and journalists.

News and Journalism in the UK

Author: Brian McNair
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415307058
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland. Surveying the industry in a period of radical economic and technological change, Brian McNair examines the main trends in journalistic media in the last two decades and assesses the challenges and future of the industry in the new millennium. Integrating both academic and journalistic perspectives on journalism, topics addressed in this revised and updated edition include: *'tabloidization', Americanization and the supposed 'dumbing down' of journalistic standards *changing work patterns and the feminization of journalism *trends in media ownership and editorial allegiances *the impact of technological innovations such as digitalization, online media and 24 hour news *the implications of devolution for regional journalists.

Digital Technology and Journalism

Author: Jingrong Tong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319550268
Release Date: 2017-10-09
Genre: Social Science

This edited volume discusses the theoretical, practical and methodological issues surrounding changes in journalism in the digital era. The chapters explore how technological innovations have transformed journalism and how an international comparative perspective can contribute to our understanding of the topic. Journalism is examined within Anglo-American and European contexts as well as in Asia and Africa, and comparative approaches and methods for journalism studies in the digital age are evaluated. In so doing, the book offers a thorough investigation of changes in journalistic norms, practices and genres in addition to providing an international and comparative perspective for understanding these changes and what they mean to journalism. Written by both leading scholars and media practitioners in the field, the articles in this collection are based on theoretical frameworks and empirical data, drawn from content analysis of newspaper and online coverage, in-depth interviews with news practitioners, observation on the websites of news organisations and analysis of journalists on Twitter. The result is a cohesive compilation that offers the reader an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of digital developments in journalism and comparative journalism studies.

Normative Theories of the Media

Author: Clifford G Christians
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252090837
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this book, five leading scholars of media and communication take on the difficult but important task of explicating the role of journalism in democratic societies. Using Fred S. Siebert, Theodore Peterson, and Wilbur Schramm's classic Four Theories of the Press as their point of departure, the authors explore the philosophical underpinnings and the political realities that inform a normative approach to questions about the relationship between journalism and democracy, investigating not just what journalism is but what it ought to be. The authors identify four distinct yet overlapping roles for the media: the monitorial role of a vigilant informer collecting and publishing information of potential interest to the public; the facilitative role that not only reports on but also seeks to support and strengthen civil society; the radical role that challenges authority and voices support for reform; and the collaborative role that creates partnerships between journalists and centers of power in society, notably the state, to advance mutually acceptable interests. Demonstrating the value of a reconsideration of media roles, Normative Theories of the Media provides a sturdy foundation for subsequent discussions of the changing media landscape and what it portends for democratic ideals.

Journalism in Context

Author: Angela Phillips
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136279614
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Social Science

Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in turn what their audiences do with it. Using examples from across the world, as well as from her own research, Angela Phillips uses them to explain complex theoretical concepts. She invites readers to consider how news is influenced by the culture from which it emerges, as well as the way it is paid for and how different countries have approached the problem of ensuring that democracy is served by its media, rather than being undermined by it. Journalism has always been an early adopter of new technologies and the most recent changes are examined in the light of a history in which, although platforms keep on changing, journalism always survives. The questions raised here are important for all students of journalism and all those who believe that journalism matters.

Journalism and Democracy in Asia

Author: Michael Bromley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134254132
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: History

Journalism and Democracy in Asia addresses key issues of freedom, democracy, citizenship, openness and journalism in contemporary Asia, looking especially at China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and India. The authors take varying approaches to questions of democracy, whilst also considering journalism in print, radio and new media, in relation to such questions as the role of social, political and economic liberalization in bringing about a blooming of the media, the relationship between the media and the development of democracy and civil society, and how journalism copes under authoritarian rule. With contributions from highly regarded experts in the region examining a broad range of issues from across Asia, this book will be of high interest to students and scholars in political communications, journalism and mass communication and Asian studies.

New Media and Chinese Society

Author: Ke Xue
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811067105
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Social Science

This book focuses on the influence of social media on Chinese society. The respective chapters present research by top-tier communication scholars from prominent Chinese universities and offer revealing findings on the interplay between media / social media, economics and politics. To that end, both qualitative and quantitative methods based on classical theories of communication and economics are drawn upon. The book explores four main areas: the challenges and opportunities for Chinese journalism and communications, changes in Chinese economic development, influences and forecasts for Chinese politics, and the impacts on Chinese culture. As the chapter contributors hail from diverse regions within China and represent three generations of communication scholars, the book offers a comprehensive guide, helping readers understand the impact of social media on China’s development from a broad range of perspectives, and sharing insights on its impacts around the world.

Risk Journalism between Transnational Politics and Climate Change

Author: Ingrid Volkmer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319733081
Release Date: 2018-04-06
Genre: Political Science

This book introduces a new methodology to assess the way in which journalists today operate within a new sphere of communicative ‘public’ interdependence across global digital communities by focusing on climate change debates. The authors propose a framework of ‘cosmopolitan loops,’ which addresses three major transformations in journalistic practice: the availability of ‘fluid’ webs of data which situate journalistic practice in a transnational arena; the increased involvement of journalists from developing countries in a transnationally interdependent sphere; and the increased awareness of a larger interconnected globalized ‘risk’ dimension of even local issues which shapes a new sphere of news ‘horizons.’ The authors draw on interviews with journalists to demonstrate that the construction of climate change ‘issues’ is increasingly situated in an emerging dimension of journalistic interconnectivity with climate actors across local, global and digital arenas and through physical and digital spaces of flows.

Medien und Kommunikation

Author: Paddy Scannell
Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
ISBN: 3531165941
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Social Science

Paddy Scannells Buch bietet eine faszinierende, erhellende und sehr gut verständliche Einführung in die Medien- und Kommunikationstheorie. Scannell entwickelt anhand der historischen Entwicklungen in Nordamerika und Europa eine sehr zugängliche, systematische und gleichzeitig differenzierte Analyse der verschiedenen Zugänge der Beschäftigung mit Medien- und Kommunikation. Immer wieder schöpft er aus verschiedenen Disziplinen und fordert so insgesamt die Leserinnen und Leser heraus, sich mit Kommunikation und Medien in ihren Gesamtzusammenhängen auseinander zu setzen. Das international vielfach beachtete Werk des bekannten britischen Wissenschaftlers und Professors für Kommunikationswissenschaft an der University of Michigan liegt nun endlich in deutscher Sprache vor.

China Ink

Author: Judy Polumbaum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742573147
Release Date: 2008-05-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This lively book explores changes in contemporary China through the compelling personal accounts of young Chinese journalists. Through a series of engaging oral histories, Judy Polumbaum puts a human face on vital issues of freedom of expression and information that will chart China's future.

Mass Media and Society in Nigeria

Author: Lai Oso
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9789788422280
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

Mass media and society in Nigeria is part of the efforts to address the dearth of relevant materials. This sixteenth-chapter book, with contributions by some of the best professionals, specialistss and academics in the field, covers various aspects of the mass communication landscapes in Nigeria, especially the growth and development of the media. It takes a bird's eye view of development in print, electronic and News Agency areas of the communication field. There is, in addition, a very useful blend of theory and practice that should prove invaluable to both students and practitioners in the field of mas communication.

The Evolving Landscape of Media and Communication in Hong Kong

Author: Yu Huang
Publisher: City University of HK Press
ISBN: 9789629373511
Release Date: 2019
Genre:

Over the last twenty years Hong Kong society has witnessed dramatic change, and nowhere is this better reflected than in the realm of media and communications. Across the fields of journalism, public relations and advertising, we can see the changing trends in terms of audience consumption and interaction. From technological developments to the shift in audience participation, the expectations and functions of these professions have been greatly altered. While many of these changes are occurring worldwide, within Hong Kong the processes of change have been further complicated by recent social and political events. Through a selection of essays by field experts, this volume explores the evolution of media itself as well as the complex causes underlying these developments. It identifies not only the difficulties and opportunities for media professionals today, but also the evolving role of the audience.

The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change

Author: Karin Gwinn Wilkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118505366
Release Date: 2014-01-22
Genre: Social Science

This valuable resource offers a wealth of practical and conceptual guidance to all those engaged in struggles for social justice around the world. It explains in accessible language and painstaking detail how to deploy and to understand the tools of media and communication in advancing the goals of social, cultural, and political change. A stand-out reference on a vital topic of primary international concern, with a rising profile in communications and media research programs Multinational editorial team and global contributors Covers the history of the field as well as integrating and reconceptualising its diverse perspectives and approaches Provides a fully formed framework of understanding and identifies likely future developments Features a wealth of insights into the critical role of digital media in development communication and social change