The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research

Author: Frank Esser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136514241
Release Date: 2013-06-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of comparative communication research. It fills an obvious gap in the literature and offers an extensive and interdisciplinary discussion of the general approach of comparative research, its prospect and problems as well as its applications in crucial sub-fields of communications. The first part of the volume charts the state of the art in the field; the second section introduces relevant areas of communication studies where the comparative approach has been successfully applied in recent years; the third part offers an analytical review of conceptual and methodological issues; and the last section proposes a roadmap for future research.

Journalism Across Cultures An Introduction

Author: Levi Obijiofor
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230345249
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Art

In today's global digital world, journalists are required to be cognizant of ethical and cultural issues beyond usual national boundaries. This text provides a theoretical and practical introduction to cross-cultural journalism, equipping students with the skills and understanding they need today.

Women and Journalism

Author: Suzanne Franks
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857734174
Release Date: 2013-08-30
Genre: Social Science

In many countries, the majority of high profile journalists and editors remain male. Although there have been considerable changes in the prospects for women working in the media in the past few decades, women are still noticeably in the minority in the top journalistic roles, despite making up the majority of journalism students. In this book, Suzanne Franks looks at the key issues surrounding female journalists – from on-screen sexism and ageism to the dangers facing female foreign correspondents reporting from war zones. She also analyses the way that the changing digital media have presented both challenges and opportunities for women working in journalism and considers this in an international perspective. . In doing so, this book provides an overview of the ongoing imbalances faced by women in the media and looks at the key issues hindering gender equality in journalism.

Women in Mass Communication

Author: Pamela J. Creedon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412936958
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Third Edition of Women in Mass Communication provides a new generation of students with an insightful examination of women in the journalism and mass communication professions. In this seminal volume, editors Pamela Creedon and Judith Cramer offer ideas and directions for improving the status of women—and men— working in the field.

Gender and Newsroom Cultures

Author: Marjan de Bruin
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: UOM:39015059580400
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book offers chapters on the dialectics of gender and newsroom culture, bringing a feminist analysis to that relation. The text aims to bring coherence and insight to a still relatively under-researched topic. The contributors come from a diverse range of geographies, approaches and contexts. Together, the chapters provide a timely intervention i the debates around gender and journalism, extending the analysis to produce a genuinely East-West, North-South set of analyses on this important topic.

Gender Journalism and Equity

Author: Gertrude Joch Robinson
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114455293
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The gendered newsroom

Author: Louise North
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132244372
Release Date: 2009-01-15
Genre: Business & Economics


Sourcing the news

Author: Zvi Reich
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132197471
Release Date: 2009-04-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Evolution of Key Mass Communication Concepts

Author: Sharon Dunwoody
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
ISBN: UOM:39015063682796
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Tilted mirrors

Author: John Crothers Pollock
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 1572736607
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Political Science

"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.

History and future of mass media

Author: David Demers
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 1572738065
Release Date: 2007-09-30
Genre: Social Science

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.

The Global Journalist in the 21st Century

Author: David H. Weaver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136513671
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Global Journalist in the 21st Century systematically assesses the demographics, education, socialization, professional attitudes and working conditions of journalists in various countries around the world. This book updates the original Global Journalist (1998) volume with new data, adding more than a dozen countries, and provides material on comparative research about journalists that will be useful to those interested in doing their own studies. The editors put together this collection working under the assumption that journalists’ backgrounds, working conditions and ideas are related to what is reported (and how it is covered) in the various news media round the world, in spite of societal and organizational constraints, and that this news coverage matters in terms of world public opinion and policies. Outstanding features include: Coverage of 33 nations located around the globe, based on recent surveys conducted among representative samples of local journalists Comprehensive analyses by well-known media scholars from each country A section on comparative studies of journalists An appendix with a collection of survey questions used in various nations to question journalists As the most comprehensive and reliable source on journalists around the world, The Global Journalist will serve as the primary source for evaluating the state of journalism. As such, it promises to become a standard reference among journalism, media, and communication students and researchers around the world.