Cosmopolitanism and the New News Media

Author: Lilie Chouliaraki,Bolette Blaagaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317703391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

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The Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Haiti earthquake are only some of the recent examples of the power of new media to transform journalism. Some celebrate this power as a new cosmopolitanism that challenges the traditional boundaries of foreign reporting, yet others fear that the new media simply reproduce old power relations in new ways. It is this important controversy around the role of new media in shaping a cosmopolitan journalism that offers the starting point of this book. By bringing together an impressive range of leading theorists in the field of journalism and media studies, this collection insightfully explores how Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube are taking the voice of ordinary citizens into the forefront of mainstream journalism and how, in so doing, they give shape to new public conceptions of authenticity and solidarity. This collection is directed towards a readership of students and scholars in media and communications, digital and information studies, journalism, sociology as well as other social sciences that engage with the role of new media in shaping contemporary social life. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.

Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape

The South is Talking Back

Author: Tine Ustad Figenschou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135078696

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This book analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) became the channel of choice to understand the massive protests across the Arab world 2011. Aiming to explain the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy road towards international recognition in a longitudinal, in-depth analysis of the channel’s editorial profile and strategies. Studying AJE from its launch in mid-November 2006 to the ‘Arab Spring’, it explains and problematizes the channel’s ambitious editorial agenda and strategies, examines the internal conflicts, practical challenges and minor breakthroughs in its formative years. The Al Jazeera-phenomenon has received massive attention, but it remains under-researched. The growth of transnational satellite television has transformed the global media landscape into a complex web of multi-vocal, multimedia and multi-directional flows. Based on a combination of policy-, production- and content analysis of comprehensive empirical data the book offers an innovative perspective on the theorization of global news contra-flows. By problematizing the distinctive characteristics of AJE, it examines the strategic motivation behind the channel and the ways in which its production processes and news profile are meant to be different from its Anglo-American competitors. These questions underscore a central nexus of the book: the changing relationship between transnational satellite news and power.

The Media and Human Rights

The Cosmopolitan Promise

Author: Ekaterina Balabanova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136253874

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights, but what does this mean for the role of the media? For evolving ideas about human rights? And for the prospect of shared cosmopolitan values? Ekaterina Balabanova argues that in order to answer these questions there needs to be a deconstruction of monolithic ways of thinking about the media and human rights, incorporating the spectrum of political arguments and worldviews that underpin both. Ten case studies are presented which illustrate many of the problems and challenges associated with the relationship between the media and human rights. The examples range from cases of humanitarian intervention to analysis of global human rights campaigning on refugee issues; from immigration and asylum, to genocide, freedom of speech and torture. Anchored in an appreciation of the political conflicts and compromises at the heart of international human rights agreements, The Media and Human Rights is an invaluable resource for students studying media and human rights, international politics, security studies and political communication.

Journalism and Memory

Author: B. Zelizer,K. Tenenboim-Weinblatt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137263946

Category: History

Page: 282

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Tracking the ways in which journalism and memory mutually support, undermine, repair and challenge each other, this fascinating collection brings together leading scholars in journalism and memory studies to investigate the complicated role that journalism plays in relation to the past.

Travel Journalism

Exploring Production, Impact and Culture

Author: F. Hanusch,E. Fürsich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137325984

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Contributors from diverse backgrounds explore a range of issues in relation to the media and journalism's role in ascribing meaning to tourism practices. This fascinating account offers a thoroughly international and interdisciplinary perspective on an increasingly important field of journalism scholarship.

Global Communication

Theories, Stakeholders and Trends

Author: Thomas L. McPhail

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118621999

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Global Communication is the most definitive text onmulti-national communication and media conglomerates, exploring howglobal media influences both audiences and policy makers around theworld. This new edition is comprehensively updated to reflect themany fast moving developments associated with this dynamicfield. A new edition of the most definitive text on multi-nationalcommunication and media conglomerates, each chapter updated withextensive new details Covers the expanding area of global communication and describesmajor multimedia conglomerates, particularly in the USA, includingthe purchase of NBC-Universal by Comcast and Disney's expansion inChina Includes new information on the phone hacking scandal by NewsCorporation’s employees in the UK Explains the significant changes in the communication industryboth in the US and elsewhere Chronicles the continuing story of the development of ArabMedia with new coverage on the Arab Spring Offers an updated companion website with instructor'smanual, test banks and student activities, available uponpublication at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/mcphail"www.wiley.com/go/mcphail/a

Ethics and the Media

An Introduction

Author: Stephen J. A. Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502603

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to media ethics and an exploration of how it must change to adapt to today's media revolution. Using an ethical framework for the new 'mixed media' ethics – taking in the global, interactive media produced by both citizens and professionals – Stephen J. A. Ward discusses the ethical issues which occur in both mainstream and non-mainstream media, from newspapers and broadcast to social media users and bloggers. He re-defines traditional conceptions of journalistic truth-seeking, objectivity and minimizing harm, and examines the responsible use of images in an image-saturated public sphere. He also draws the contours of a future media ethics for the 'new mainstream media' and puts forward cosmopolitan principles for a global media ethics. His book will be invaluable for all students of media and for others who are interested in media ethics.

Cosmopolitanism, Religion and the Public Sphere

Author: Maria Rovisco,Sebastian Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317812204

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Although emerging scholarship in the social sciences suggests that religion can be a potential catalyst of cosmopolitanism and global citizenship, few attempts have been made to bring to the fore new theoretical positions and empirical analyses of how cosmopolitanism -- as a philosophical notion, a practice and identity outlook -- can also shape and inform concrete religious affiliations. Key questions concerning the significance of cosmopolitan ideas and practices – in relation to particular religious experiences and discourses -- remain to be explored, both theoretically and empirically. This book takes as its starting point the emergence of cosmopolitanism -- as a major interdisciplinary field -- as a springboard for generating a productive dialogue among scholars working within a variety of intellectual disciplines and methodological traditions. The chapter contributions offer a serious attempt to critically engage both the limitations and possibilities of cosmopolitanism as an analytical and critical tool to understand a changing religious landscape in a globalizing world, namely, the so-called ‘new religious diversity’, religious conflict, and issues of migration, multiculturalism and transnationalism vis-à-vis the public exercise of religion. The contributors’ work is situated in a range of world sites in Africa, India, North America, Latin America, and Europe. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of globalization, religion and politics, and the sociology of religion.

Citizen Media and Public Spaces

Author: Mona Baker,Bolette B. Blaagaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317537513

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Citizen Media and Public Spaces presents a pioneering exploration of citizen media as a highly interdisciplinary domain that raises vital political, social and ethical issues relating to conceptions of citizenship and state boundaries, the construction of publics and social imaginaries, processes of co-optation and reverse co-optation, power and resistance, the ethics of witnessing and solidarity, and novel responses to the democratic deficit. Framed by a substantial introduction by the editors, the twelve contributions to the volume interrogate the concept of citizen media theoretically and empirically, and offer detailed case studies that extend from the UK to Russia and Bulgaria and from China to Denmark and the liminal spaces within which a growing number of refugees now live. A rich new domain of scholarship and practice emerges out of the studies presented. Citizen media is shown to embrace both physical and digital interventions in public space, as well as the sets of values and agendas that influence and drive the practices and discourses through which individuals and collectives position themselves within and in relation to society and participate in the creation of diverse publics. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in media and communication studies, particularly those studying citizen media, media and society, journalism and society, and political communication. Cover image: courtesy of Ruben Hamelink

Journalism Across Boundaries

The Promises And Challenges Of Transnational And Transborder Journalism

Author: K. Grieves

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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Journalistic activity crosses national borders in creative and sometimes unexpected ways. Drawing on many interviews and newsroom observation, this book addresses an overlooked but important aspect of international journalism by examining how journalists carry out their daily work at the transnational and regional transborder level.

Ethics of Media

Author: N. Couldry,M. Madianou,A. Pinchevski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137317515

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Ethics of Media reopens the question of media ethics. Taking an exploratory rather than prescriptive approach, an esteemed collection of contributors tackle the diverse areas of moral questioning at work within various broadcasting practices, accommodating the plurality and complexity of present-day ethical challenges posed by the world of media.

Mediating Europe

New Media, Mass Communications and the European Public Sphere

Author: Jackie Harrison,Bridgette Wessels

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456023

Category: History

Page: 332

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The on-going constitutionalization of Europe has led to various changes in media and communications, opening up areas of debate regarding the role of traditional and new media in developing a specific European public sphere as part of the wider European Project. This timely volume addresses the little understood relationship between old and new media, communications policy at the European level, issues of regulation and competition within the EU, the role of the European Parliament in media policymaking, and the questions emerging about the sustainability of traditional public service broadcasting. To understand the concrete significance of these debates two contributions address specific practical areas, i.e. the potential of online environments and specific developments in European media contexts, such as channel strategies, web-related services, iDTV and community networks. Consequently, Mediating Europe provides an original and important contribution to understanding the role of the media in shaping a European public sphere.

Digital Mosaic

Media, Power, and Identity in Canada

Author: David Taras

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442608897

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Digital Media has transformed the way Canadians socialize and interact, conduct business, experience culture, fight political battles, and acquire knowledge. Traditional media, including newspapers and conventional TV networks, remain the primary link to Canada's political sphere but are under concerted attack. YouTube, blogs, online broadcasting, Facebook, and Twitter have opened new and exciting avenues of expression but offer little of the same "nation-building glue" as traditional media. Consequently, Canada is experiencing a number of overlapping crises simultaneously: a crisis in news and journalism, threats to the survival of the media system as a whole, and a decline in citizen engagement. In Digital Mosaic, David Taras both embraces and challenges new media by arguing that these coinciding crises bring exciting opportunities as well as considerable dangers to democratic life and citizen engagement in Canada.

Floating Lives

The Media and Asian Diasporas

Author: Stuart Cunningham,John Sinclair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511361

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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This is an examination of media and communication within disaporic ethnic communities in Australia: the Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese and Thai communities. The study explores the ethnic community as a force in negotiating new hybrid identities and experiences common to disaporic groups worldwide.

Cultural Citizenship

Cosmopolitanism, Consumerism, and Television in a Neoliberal Age

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592135622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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A lively, incisive view of what citizenship means today.

An ethics trajectory

visions of media past, present and yet to come, including the proceedings of U.S. Media Ethics Summit II

Author: Thomas W. Cooper,Clifford G. Christians,Anantha S. Babbili

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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International News in the 21st Century

Author: Chris A. Paterson,Annabelle Sreberny

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781860205965

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In the aftermath of September 11, the nature of international news has resumed a central place in media debates and political analysis. In the first collection of its kind, influential journalists and scholars probe the future of international news. Topics include the conglomerates, ethnocentric imbalances in news reporting, the rise of non-Anglo news channels, approaches for reconstructing the international news agenda, the impacts of new technologies of production and diffusion, international news rhetoric, and audiences' imagination of the "global" and their perceptions of international news coverage. In a dialogue that is both descriptive and prescriptive, this book begins an encounter between media practitioners, activists, and academics, constituencies that have tended to talk past each other but are now beginning to find some shared concerns.

Global News

Reporting Conflicts and Cosmopolitanism

Author: Alexa Robertson

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433124242

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 159

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<I>Global News explores how media representation is conceived and enacted in a world of diversity and transborder flows. Among the 'new media' crowding the global mediascape are influential television outlets that promise viewers alternative vantage points to those of established Western broadcasters. The different worlds depicted by Al Jazeera English and Russia Today are compared with those of CNN International and BBC World. At a time when media organizations are slashing their budgets for international reporting, these channels represent a spectrum of financing solutions and relations to political power, being variously privately-, publicly-, or state-owned, backed by corporations, democratic states, authoritarian regimes, and ruling dynasties. Despite their differences, however, they have much in common. Their journalists espouse the universal values of professionalism and objectivity and speak to their global audiences in English. This book explores the different theoretical worlds of global media studies, takes a rare look at content, has a comparative perspective, and moves beyond the conflict frame that has dominated much of the literature in the field.

The History of Media and Communication Research

Contested Memories

Author: David W. Park,Jefferson Pooley

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488295

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

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«Strictly speaking», James Carey wrote, «there is no history of mass communication research.» This volume is a long-overdue response to Carey’s comment about the field’s ignorance of its own past. The collection includes essays of historiographical self-scrutiny, as well as new histories that trace the field’s institutional evolution and cross-pollination with other academic disciplines. The volume treats the remembered past of mass communication research as crucial terrain where boundaries are marked off and futures plotted. The collection, intended for scholars and advanced graduate students, is an essential compass for the field.