• Business & Economics

Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies


Author: Katrin Voltmer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415337798
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 262
View: 9440
This book examines how political communication and the mass media have played a central role in the consolidation of emerging democracies around the world. Covering a broad range of political and cultural contexts, including Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, this new volume investigates the problems and conflicts arising in the process of establishing an independent media and competitive politics in post-autocratic societies. Considering the changing dynamic in the relationship between political actors, the media and their audience, the authors of this volume address the following issues: changing journalistic role perceptions and journalistic quality the reasons and consequences of persisting instrumentalization of the media by political actors the role of the media in election campaigns the way in which the citizens interpret political messages and the extent to which the media influence political attitudes and electoral behaviour the role of the Internet in building a democratic public sphere This book will be of great interest to all those studying and researching democracy and democratization, comparative politics, political communication, journalism, media and the Internet.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Global Journalism Research

Theories, Methods, Findings, Future
Author: Martin Löffelholz,David Weaver
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405153324
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 318
View: 6295
Global Journalism Research offers a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches for studying journalists and journalism around the world. It charts the opportunities and challenges facing journalism research in an increasingly global field. Brings together an elite team of contributors to create a comprehensive overview of journalism research and its different approaches, methods, and paradigms around the world Examines the impact of developments in journalism that have resulted in it becoming an international phenomenon with global networks, no longer able to operate solely within national or cultural borders Considers the theoretical frameworks necessary for journalists to embrace recent economic, political, and cultural changes - impacting on our basic definitions of journalism Explores the issue of the increasingly blurring line between entertainment and news, as well as the formerly clear division between journalism, public relations and business communication Draws on examples of journalism research from Asia, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and North and Latin America

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field


Author: Rodney Benson,Erik Neveu
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745633870
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 267
View: 9474
Building on and extending Pierre Bourdieu's critique of our media-saturated culture, this work presents case studies of such diverse phenomena as media coverage of the AIDS-contaminated blood scandal in France, US youth media activism, and political interview shows on both sides of the Atlantic.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Taking Journalism Seriously

News and the Academy
Author: Barbie Zelizer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452238774
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 296
View: 2887
Taking Journalism Seriously: News and the Academy argues that scholars have remained too entrenched within their own disciplinary areas resulting in isolated bodies of scholarship. This is the first book to critically survey journalism scholarship in one volume and organize it by disparate fields. The book reviews existing journalism research in such diverse fields as sociology, history, language studies, political science, and cultural analysis and dissects the most prevalent and understated research in each discipline.

    • Technology & Engineering

Chemical Biophysics

Quantitative Analysis of Cellular Systems
Author: Daniel A. Beard,Hong Qian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470078
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
View: 315
Chemical Biophysics provides an engineering-based approach to biochemical system analysis for graduate-level courses on systems biology, computational bioengineering and molecular biophysics. It is the first textbook to apply rigorous physical chemistry principles to mathematical and computational modeling of biochemical systems for an interdisciplinary audience. The book is structured to show the student the basic biophysical concepts before applying this theory to computational modeling and analysis, building up to advanced topics and research. Topics explored include the kinetics of nonequilibrium open biological systems, enzyme mediated reactions, metabolic networks, biological transport processes, large-scale biochemical networks and stochastic processes in biochemical systems. End-of-chapter exercises range from confidence-building calculations to computational simulation projects.

    • Social Science

Getting the Connections Right

Public Journalism and the Troubles in the Press
Author: Jay Rosen
Publisher: Twentieth Century Foundation
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 101
View: 4233
Rather than compete with tabloid television, Jay Rosen argues in his book, journalists need to repair the disconnect between the press and the public; regarding political coverage in particular, journalists must reshape the narrative of public life.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Global Journalist in the 21st Century


Author: David H. Weaver,Lars Willnat
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136513671
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 530
View: 8836
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.

    • Philosophy

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere

An Inquiry Into a Category of Bourgeois Society
Author: J?rgen Habermas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745692338
Category: Philosophy
Page: 328
View: 3274
This major work retraces the emergence and development of the Bourgeois public sphere - that is, a sphere which was distinct from the state and in which citizens could discuss issues of general interest. In analysing the historical transformations of this sphere, Habermas recovers a concept which is of crucial significance for current debates in social and political theory. Habermas focuses on the liberal notion of the bourgeois public sphere as it emerged in Europe in the early modern period. He examines both the writings of political theorists, including Marx, Mill and de Tocqueville, and the specific institutions and social forms in which the public sphere was realized. This brilliant and influential work has been widely recognized for many years as a classic of contemporary social and political thought, of interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities.

    • Philosophy

Social Practices

A Wittgensteinian Approach to Human Activity and the Social
Author: Theodore R. Schatzki
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521560221
Category: Philosophy
Page: 242
View: 3472
Addresses the basic structures of social life drawing on the work of Wittgenstein.

    • Social Science

The Media and Cultural Production


Author: P. Eric Louw
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761965831
Category: Social Science
Page: 229
View: 2987
This book offers a fresh and accessible introduction to the relationship between media power and cultural production. By marshalling a range of theoretical perspectives from political economy and cultural studies, The Media and Cultural Production invites the reader to analyze the relationship between the making of meaning, political, economic and social power and the machinery of cultural production - the media. The book: critically examines the notion of the `cultural industries'; examines the regulatory framework in which the cultural industries operate; looks at the impact of globalization on cultural production; explores the way in which meaning is both produced and contested. The Media and

    • Social Science

Issues and Challenges in Asian Journalism


Author: Xiaoming Hao,Sunanda K. Datta-Ray
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International
ISBN: 9789812102942
Category: Social Science
Page: 227
View: 8152
The collection of essays contained within this book features contemporary issues on Asian journalism. The last three decades have witnessed some unprecedented changes in journalism practices in Asia. The call for a New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) greatly enhanced Asians' awareness of Western domination in global communication and led to the demand for a higher profile for Asia in the news. Meanwhile the government-controlled (or -influenced) press model, despised in the West, maintains its foothold in some Asian countries, as an essential means for national development. The assertion of Asian values in journalism would seem to rule out Western expertise and experts as irrelevant to Asia's needs. Amidst all this controversy, Asia has also witnessed an enormous growth in its media industries. Technological advances have also helped to change the landscape of Asian journalism. Despite the great expansion of the Asian media industries, journalism still faces many problems in various parts of the continent. The authors present their discussion of the issues with the goal of promoting robust debate and understanding rather than tame consensus. The authors, comprising professional journalists and academics, examine the issues from their own perspectives. Some of the issues discussed may be unique to a limited number of countries while others may be applicable to the whole continent and beyond.

    • Games

Psychology of Entertainment


Author: Jennings Bryant,Peter Vorderer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113525740X
Category: Games
Page: 480
View: 8471
As entertainment becomes a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide, as our modern era increasingly lives up to its label of the "entertainment age," and as economists begin to recognize that entertainment has become the driving force of the new world economy, it is safe to say that scholars are beginning to take entertainment seriously. The scholarly spin on entertainment has been manifested in traditional ways, as well as innovative ones. Representing the current state of theory and research, Psychology of Entertainment promises to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on entertainment. It serves to define the new area of study and provides a theoretical spin for future work in the area. Divided into three basic parts, this book: *addresses the fundamental mechanisms and processes involved in orienting to and selecting entertainment fare, as well as receiving and processing it; *explores the mechanisms and processes by which we are entertained by the media messages we select and receive; and *provides an opportunity for the application of well-established as well as emerging psychological and psychobiological theories to be applied to the study of entertainment in ways that seldom have been utilized previously. Psychology of Entertainment will appeal to scholars, researchers, and graduate students in media studies and mass communication, psychology, marketing, and other areas contributing to the entertainment studies area.

    • Business & Economics

The Situated Organization

Case Studies in the Pragmatics of Communication Research
Author: James R. Taylor,Elizabeth J. Van Every
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136945733
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 2875
The Situated Organization explores recent research in organizational communication, emphasizing the organization as constructed in and emerging out of communication practices. Working from the tradition of the Montreal School in its approach, it focuses not only on how an organization’s members understand the purposes of the organization through communication, but also on how they realize and recognize the organization itself as they work within it. The text breaks through with an alternative viewpoint to the currently popular idea of 'organization-as-network,' viewing organization instead as a configuration of agencies, and their fields of practice. It serves as an original, comprehensive, and well-written text, elaborated by case studies that make the theory come to life. The substantial ideas and insights are presented in a deep and meaningful way while remaining comprehensible for student readers. This text has been developed for students at all levels of study in organizational communication, who need a systematic introduction to conducting empirical field research. It will serve as an invaluable sourcebook in planning and conducting research.

    • Psychology

Successful Research Projects

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: Bernard C. Beins
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321363
Category: Psychology
Page: 144
View: 9316
Successful Research Projects: A Step-by-Step Guide is a concise and accessible book that guides students through each component of the research process. Using a step-by-step applied learning approach, acclaimed professor and researcher Dr. Bernard C. Beins discusses each of the key actions required for students to confidently develop, perform, analyze, and report the results of their research in a thorough, accurate, and methodologically sound manner. Throughout the book, they will discover not only how to complete each step, but how the steps at any point relate to other aspects of their research and writing..

    • Social Science

Communicative Figurations

Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization
Author: Andreas Hepp,Andreas Breiter,Uwe Hasebrink
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319655841
Category: Social Science
Page: 444
View: 2560
This open access volume assesses the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spread of various technical communication media such as mobile phones and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Key Concepts in Journalism Studies


Author: Bob Franklin,Martin Hamer,Mark Hanna,Marie Kinsey,John E Richardson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877613
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
View: 5651
'The five authors have drawn on their enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise for this book, which will be essential reading for students in journalism, and as invaluable reference tool for their professional careers' -www.HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk 'At long last, the undergraduate journalism A-Z. This is an excellent and much needed resource which should be on the list of every undergraduate journalism and media student' -Tim Rodgers, Kingston College The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers: - a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes and effects of journalism - a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues - further reading suggestions The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.

    • Science

Avian Ancestors

A Review of the Phylogenetic Relationships of the Theropods Unenlagiidae, Microraptoria, Anchiornis and Scansoriopterygidae
Author: Federico Agnolin,Fernando E. Novas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400756372
Category: Science
Page: 96
View: 4440
Although consensus exists among researchers that birds evolved from coelurosaurian theropods, paleontologists still debate the identification of the group of coelurosaurians that most closely approaches the common ancestor of birds. The last 20 years witnessed the discovery of a wide array of avian-like theropods that has considerably amplified the anatomical disparity among deinonychosaurians, some of which resemble Archaeopteryx more than Deinonychus. Among these newly discovered theropods that show remarkable bird-like characteristics are the four-winged theropods Microraptor and Anchiornis, and the unenlagiids Unenlagia, Buitreraptor, and Rahonavis. A bizarre group of minute-sized coelurosaurs, the Scansoriopterygidae, also exhibits some avian similarities that lead some authors to interpret them as more closely related to birds than other dinosaurs. With the aim to explore the phylogenetic relationships of these coelurosaurians and birds, we merged recently published integrative databases, resulting in significant changes in the topological distribution of taxa within Paraves. We present evidence that Dromaeosauridae, Microraptoria, Unenlagiidae, and Anchiornis + Xiaotingia form successive sister taxa of Aves, and that the Scansoriopterygidae are basal coelurosaurians not closely related to birds. The implications in the evolutionary sequence of anatomical characters leading to birds, including the origin of flight, are also considered in light of this new phylogenetic hypothesis.

    • Political Science

Affective Publics

Sentiment, Technology, and Politics
Author: Zizi Papacharissi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199999732
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
View: 6899
Over the past few decades, we have witnessed the growth of movements using digital means to connect with broader interest groups and express their points of view. These movements emerge out of distinct contexts and yield different outcomes, but tend to share one thing in common: online and offline solidarity shaped around the public display of emotion. Social media facilitate feelings of engagement, in ways that frequently make people feel re-energized about politics. In doing so, media do not make or break revolutions but they do lend emerging, storytelling publics their own means for feeling their way into events, frequently by making those involved a part of the developing story. Technologies network us but it is our stories that connect us to each other, making us feel close to some and distancing us from others. Affective Publics explores how storytelling practices facilitate engagement among movements tuning into a current issue or event by employing three case studies: Arab Spring movements, various iterations of Occupy, and everyday casual political expressions as traced through the archives of trending topics on Twitter. It traces how affective publics materialize and disband around connective conduits of sentiment every day and find their voice through the soft structures of feeling sustained by societies. Using original quantitative and qualitative data, Affective Publics demonstrates, in this groundbreaking analysis, that it is through these soft structures that affective publics connect, disrupt, and feel their way into everyday politics.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism and Society


Author: Denis McQuail
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290816
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 6526
"Every serious student of journalism should read this book... Denis McQuail has succeeded in producing a work of scholarship that shows what journalists do and what they should do." - Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds "For a half century we have spoken earnestly of journalism's responsibility to society instead of to business and government. Now this concept is given sophistication unmatched, by the best scholar of media theory of his generation." - Clifford Christians, University of Illinois "The grand old man of communication theory presents an overarching social theory of journalism that goes beyond the usual Anglo-American focus." - Jo Bardoel, University of Amsterdam (ASCoR) and Nijmegen "This book deals with the eternal question of how journalism is linked to society... I cannot think of a better staple food for students of journalism at all levels." - Kaarle Nordenstreng, University of Tampere This is a major new statement on the role of journalism in democracy from one of media and communication's leading thinkers. Denis McQuail leads the reader through a systematic exploration of how and why journalism and society have become so inextricably entwined and - as importantly - what this relationship should be like. It is a strong re-statement of the fundamental values that journalism aspires to. Written for students, this book: Makes the theory accessible and relevant Teaches the importance of journalism to power and politics Explores the status and future of journalism as a profession Outlines the impact and consequences of the digital Reveals journalism as it is, but also as it should be Takes each chapter further with guided reading list and free online journal articles. This textbook is the perfect answer to the how and why of journalism. It is crucial reading for any student of media studies, communication studies and journalism.