Latin American Journalism

Author: Michael B. Salwen,Bruce Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136691324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Produced to fill a gap in current knowledge about the state of journalism in Latin America, this timely book chronicles how recent changes toward democratization and privatization in the region have influenced mass media industries and the practice of journalism. Written as a tribute to earlier books about the development and status of Latin American news organizations, this text provides a readable overview of journalism in the area. Unlike those in previous works, these chapters are divided by issues and subject matter instead of by nations and regions. Each chapter concludes with a "spotlight" case study to illustrate the reading material. These features -- along with several easy-to- follow tables, topical examples suitable for class discussions, and a variety of sources including original interviews with media professionals -- all combine to form the most up-to-date book currently available on this constantly changing subject.

Mass Media

A Bibliography with Indexes

Author: James B. Martin

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590332627

Category: Reference

Page: 279

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Mass media has become an integral part of the human experience. News travels around the world in a split second affecting people in other countries in untold ways. Although being on top of the news may be good, at least for news junkies, mass media also transmits values or the lack thereof, condenses complex events and thoughts to simplified sound bites and often ignores the essence of an event or story. The selective bibliography gathers the books and magazine literature over the previous ten years while providing access through author, title and subject indexes.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez,Ana M. Lopez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134788517

Category: Reference

Page: 1800

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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.

The Global Journalist in the 21st Century

Author: David Hugh Weaver,Lars Willnat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415885760

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 585

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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.

Shattering the Ink Mirror

State, Ideology and the Transformation of the Press in Peronist Argentina, 1943-1951

Author: James Augustus Cane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Argentina

Page: 684

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The media in Latin America

Author: Jairo Lugo-Ocando

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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"Ably edited, this volume offers an unusually wide-ranging collection of well-informed chapters by experts from across the region. For those who want to understand the current realities that shape media performance from the Gulf of Mexico to the Tierra del Fuego, here is the ideal starting-point." Professor Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow, UK"For those of us in the area of Latin American studies, this text comes to fill a gap in the field, both in terms of teaching and research." Charles Jones, Centre of Latin American Studies,University of Cambridge, UK"More than an introduction, it provides a comprehensive insight into the modern Latin America media landscape." Ramesh Jaura, Chairman of the Global Cooperation Council and Euro-Mediterranean coordinator of the IPS News AgencyThe media's role as a mechanism of control throughout Latin America has become increasingly sophisticated. Many repressive elements of the dictatorship periods have remained in place or have mutated into more subtle means of censorship and control. Media owners and political elites are more than keen to use the media's increasingly prominent role in framing politics in the region, in order to pursue their own agenda and interests.This book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of some of the most important media systems in Latin America. Drawing on original and critical essays from some of the most prominent authors in the field, the author approaches the subject with a country-by-country analysis, exploring the most relevant aspects of the media in each society. The essays cover: Media history Organisation The interrelationship of the media and the state Media regulation and policy and ownership Broadcast media Film, music, advertising and digital media The Media in Latin Americais valuable reading for students of media and journalism studies.

Journalism Quarterly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical material.

The Handbook of Communication History

Author: Peter Simonson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415892597

Category: History

Page: 511

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The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history. The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication. Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.

Rhetorik und Stilistik / Rhetoric and Stylistics. Halbband 1

Author: Ulla Fix

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1154

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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.

Global Communication

New Agendas in Communication

Author: Karin Wilkins,Joe Straubhaar,Shanti Kumar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135010978

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This volume interrogates what "global" means in the context of "communication," and who benefits from global communication practices and industries. Emerging scholars contribute their unique perspectives in communication scholarship, charting innovative directions for research that connects empirical evidence with pressing questions of social significance. This critical reflection leads to considering problems that result from the way global communication becomes mobilized, in the practice of journalism and development as well as the ICT industry. Global Communication defines the term "globalization," through understanding the cultural geography of global, regional, national, and local media. Critical evaluations of media production, distribution, and consumption practices, within cultural contexts, offer insights into how people "mediate" the global. Chapters draw attention to communications in Latin America, the Arab World, and South Asia, complicating territorial boundaries and exploring how local audience and industry practices work within global as well as local configurations.

Changing the News

The Forces Shaping Journalism in Uncertain Times

Author: Wilson Lowrey,Peter J. Gade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113525236X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Changing the News examines the difficulties in changing news processes and practices in response to the evolving circumstances and struggles of the journalism industry. The editors have put together this volume to demonstrate why the prescriptions employed to salvage the journalism industry to date haven’t worked, and to explain how constraints and pressures have influenced the field’s responses to challenges in an uncertain, changing environment. If journalism is to adjust and thrive, the following questions need answers: Why do journalists and news organizations respond to uncertainties in the ways they do? What forces and structures constrain these responses? What social and cultural contexts should we take into account when we judge whether or not journalism successfully responds and adapts? The book tackles these questions from varying perspectives and levels of analysis, through chapters by scholars of news sociology and media management. Changing the News details the forces that shape and challenge journalism and journalistic culture, and explains why journalists and their organizations respond to troubles, challenges and uncertainties in the way they do.

Das politische System Südafrikas

Author: Dana de la Fontaine,Franziska Müller,Claudia Hofmann,Bernhard Leubolt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531190679

Category: Political Science

Page: 487

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Der Kern des vorliegenden Buches widmet sich der Frage, wie sich Südafrikas politisches System in den letzten 20 Jahren seit der Transition ab Mitte der 1990er Jahre entfaltet hat. Dabei soll der Fokus zum einen auf die grundlegenden institutionellen und rechtlichen Strukturen gerichtet sein. Zum anderen ist zu hinterfragen, inwiefern der Föderalismus das Land in arme und reiche Teile aufteilt, was durch fehlende Ausgleichsmechanismen mittelfristig für Konflikte sorgt. Ein weiterer Themenblock setzt sich mit der Frage der politischen Beteiligungsmöglichkeiten der Bevölkerung auseinander. In einzelnen Abschnitten werden die zentralen Institutionen der politischen Repräsentation und Artikulation untersucht, d.h. Parteien, Gewerkschaften, Interessenverbände, Nichtregierungsorganisationen und soziale Bewegungen, aber auch die Rolle der Print- und TV-Medien. Schließlich sollen die Hoffnungen und Ängste der unterschiedlichen Bevölkerungsgruppen einzelnen Politikbereichen gegenübergestellt werden. Dabei liegt der Schwerpunkt zum einen auf ökonomischen Fragen mit der Analyse der Wirtschafts-, der Steuer-, der Finanz- und der Landwirtschaftspolitik. Dann folgt ein Komplex, der sich mit der menschlichen Entwicklung auseinandersetzt und die Sozial-, Bildungs-, Gesundheits- und Gleichstellungspolitik unter die Lupe nimmt. Schließlich wird die Entwicklung der Außenpolitik und der regionalen Integration untersucht, die für die Dynamik der südafrikanischen Ökonomie von zentraler Bedeutung sind.

Wissenschaftspopularisierung im 19. Jahrhundert

Bürgerliche Kultur, naturwissenschaftliche Bildung und die deutsche Öffentlichkeit 1848-1914

Author: Andreas Daum

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486832506

Category: History

Page: 632

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Mit diesem Buch werden die vielfältigen Formen, in denen noch heute Wissenschaft popularisiert wird, erstmals auf ihre Ursprünge im 19. Jahrhundert zurückgeführt und zentral in die bürgerliche Kultur dieser Zeit eingelagert. Entgegen langlebigen Vorurteilen kann nachgewiesen werden, dass es eine breite, farbige und kulturell tief verwurzelte Tradition der Populärwissenschaft in Deutschland gibt. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Frage, welche Bedeutung die naturwissenschaftliche Bildung in der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft entfaltete. Die Entwicklung des naturkundlichen Vereinswesens und Schulunterrichts und die Ausbreitung einer von Naturwissenschaftlern organisierten Festkultur werden ebenso als Teile der Geschichte bürgerlicher Öffentlichkeit beschrieben wie die rasante Zunahme von populärwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften und Büchern. Dabei wird zum einen deutlich, wie sich publikumsorientierte Sprach- und Darstellungsformen sowie eigene Gruppen von Wissensvermittlern etablierten. Zum anderen werden die Inhalte und ideologischen Deutungspotentiale, die über populäre Medien vermittelt wurden und zum bürgerlichen Verständnis von Natur beitrugen, besonders betont. Die Geschichte von Öffentlichkeit und Bürgerlichkeit in Deutschland gewinnt auf diese Weise neue Konturen, zumal zahlreiche Interpretationen vorgelegt werden, die über bisherige Forschungsmeinungen hinausweisen. So begreift dieses Buch die Wissenschaftspopularisierung als Teil des Nachwirkens revolutionärer Anliegen von 1848, der Darwinismus wird in seiner ideellen Prägekraft erheblich relativiert, und das Verhältnis von Naturwissenschaften und christlicher Religion findet eine neue Würdigung. Dieses Buch soll eine eklatante Forschungslücke schließen und zugleich die Geschichte der Populärwissenschaft im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der heutigen Mediengesellschaft verankern. Die Darstellung zielt darauf, eine Brücke zu schlagen zwischen der allgemeinen Geschichte, im besonderen der florierenden Bürgertumsforschung, und eher marginalisierten Bereichen wie der Geistes-, Religions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Der Band hat einen fachwissenschaftlichen Charakter, ist aber in seinem leserfreundlichen Stil und der leicht zugänglichen Gliederung für einen weiten Leserkreis geschrieben. Er wendet sich zum einen an alle HistorikerInnen, die neue Erkenntnisse über die deutsche Kultur im 19. Jahrhundert und das Verhältnis von Wissenschaft, Gesellschaft und Öffentlichkeit gewinnen möchten. Zum anderen sind alle historisch interessierten Leser und die Vertreter von Nachbardisziplinen, darunter Literatur- und Kommunikationswissenschaften ebenso wie Theologie und Naturwissenschaften, angesprochen. Das Buch bietet darüber hinaus eine an keiner anderen Stelle greifbare Sammlung von Kurzbiographien, mehrere Tabellen, zahlreiche Abbildungen und erstmalig eine Bibliographie populärwissenschaftlicher Texte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Damit kann dieser Band auch hervorragend als Nachschlagewerk genutzt und über das umfangreiche Orts-, Personen- und Sachregister leicht erschlossen werden.

Media Organization and Production

Author: Simon Cottle

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761974949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Drawing on the work of international contributors Media Organization and Production examines a wide range of global-local media organizations and the production of different mediums and genres. Following the editor's introduction which sets out the principal differences of approach and defining debates, chapters address: transnational and national, commercial and public service corporations; international film and TV co-productions; children's television news production, the historical development of 'liveness' on radio, and music journalism; the politics and organizational forms of alternative media production including radical newspapers, video and the internet; and the changing 'production ecology' of natural history television. These topics are examined through a variety of theoretical and conceptual frameworks that help to illuminate how cultural production often involves a complex articulation of differing influences and constraints, both material and discursive, intended and unintended, structurally determined and culturally mediated.Together the chapters in this book help to recover this complexity and thereby help us to better understand the nature and output of today's media.

Women, Men and News

Divided and Disconnected in the News Media Landscape

Author: Paula Poindexter,Sharon Meraz,Amy Schmitz Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135595720

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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This multi-authored scholarly volume explores the divide between men and women in their consumption of news media, looking at how the sexes read and use news, historically and currently, how they use technology to access their news, and how today’s news pertains to and is used by women. The volume also addresses diversity issues among women’s use of news, considering racial, ethnic, international and feminist perspectives. The volume is intended to help readers understand adult news use behavior--a critical and timely issue considering the state of newspapers and television news in today’s multi-media news environment.

How Journalism Uses History

Author: Martin Conboy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135739048

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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How Journalism Uses History examines the various ways in which journalism uses history and historical sources in order to better understand the relationships between journalists, historians and journalism scholars. It highlights the ambiguous overlap between the role of the historian and that of the journalist, and underlines that there no longer seems to be reason to accept that one begins only where the other ends. With Journalism Studies as a developing subject area throughout the world, journalism history is becoming a particularly vivacious field. As such, How Journalism Uses History argues that, if historical study of this kind is to achieve its full potential, there needs to be a fuller and more consistent engagement with other academics studying the past: political, social and cultural historians in particular, but also scholars working in politics, sociology, literature and linguistics. Contributors in this book discuss the core themes which inform history’s relationship with journalism from a wide range of geographical and methodological perspectives. They aim to create more ambitious conversations about using journalism both as a source for understanding the past, and for clarifying ideas about its role as constituent of the public sphere in using discourse and tradition to connect contemporary audiences with history. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Practice.