Journalism, Online Comments, and the Future of Public Discourse

Author: Marie Shanahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351807056

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Comments on digital news stories and on social media play an increasingly important role in public discourse as more citizens communicate through online networks. The reasons for eliminating comments on news stories are plentiful. Off-topic posts and toxic commentary have been shown to undermine legitimate news reporting. Yet the proliferation of digital communication technology has revolutionized the setting for democratic participation. The digital exchange of ideas and opinions is now a vital component of the democratic landscape. Marie K. Shanahan's book argues that public digital discourse is crucial component of modern democracy—one that journalists must stop treating with indifference or detachment—and for news organizations to use journalistic rigor and better design to add value to citizens’ comments above the social layer. Through original interviews, anecdotes, field observations and summaries of research literature, Shanahan explains the obstacles of digital discourse as well as its promises for journalists in the digital age.
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The Future of Journalism

Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985702

Category: Education

Page: 360

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The future of journalism is hotly contested and highly uncertain reflecting developments in media technologies, shifting business strategies for online news, changing media organisational and regulatory structures, the fragmentation of audiences and a growing public concern about some aspects of tabloid journalism practices and reporting, as well as broader political, sociological and cultural changes. These developments have combined to impoverish the flow of existing revenues available to fund journalism, impact radically on traditional journalism professional practices, while simultaneously generating an increasingly frenzied search for sustainable and equivalent funding – and from a wide range of sources - to nurture and deliver quality journalism in the future. This book brings together journalists and distinguished academic specialists from around the globe to present the findings from their research and to discuss the future of journalism, the shifting quality of its products, its wide ranging sources of finance, as well as the economic and democratic consequences of the significant changes confronting Journalism. The Future of Journalism details the challenges facing the press in contemporary societies and provides essential reading for everyone interested in the role of journalism in shaping and sustaining literate, civil and democratic societies. This book consists of special issues from Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice.
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The Future of Newspapers

Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

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The future of newspapers is hotly contested. Pessimistic pundits predict their imminent demise while others envisage a new era of participatory journalism online, with yet others advocating increased investment "in quality journalism" rather than free gifts and DVDs, as the necessary cure for the current parlous state of newspapers. Globally, newspapers confront highly variable prospects reflecting their location in different market sectors, countries and journalism cultures. But despite this diversity, they face similar challenges in responding to the increased competition from expansive radio and 24 hour television news channels; the emergence of free "Metro" papers; the delivery of news services on billboards, pod casts and mobile telephony; the development of online editions, as well as the burgeoning of blogs, citizen journalists and User Generated Content. Newspapers’ revenue streams are also under attack as advertising increasingly migrates online. This authoritative collection of research based essays by distinguished scholars and journalists from around the globe, brings together a judicious mix of academic expertise and professional journalistic experience to analyse and report on the future of newspapers. This book was published as special issues of Journalism Practice and Journalism Studies.
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Participatory Journalism

Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers

Author: Jane B. Singer,David Domingo,Ari Heinonen,Alfred Hermida,Steve Paulussen,Thorsten Quandt,Zvi Reich,Marina Vujnovic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444340723

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Who makes the news in a digital age? Participatory Journalism offers fascinating insights into how journalists in Western democracies are thinking about, and dealing with, the inclusion of content produced and published by the public. A timely look at digital news, the changes it is bringing for journalists and an industry in crisis Original data throughout, in the form of in-depth interviews with dozens of journalists at leading news organizations in ten Western democracies Provides a unique model of the news-making process and its openness to user participation in five stages Gives a first-hand look at the workings and challenges of online journalism on a global scale, through data that has been seamlessly combined so that each chapter presents the views of journalists in many nations, highlighting both similarities and differences, both national and individual
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The Future of Journalism

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, May 6, 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Blogs

Page: 120

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Journalism in Context

Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136279601

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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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.
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The Media and Communications in Australia

Author: Stuart Cunningham,Graeme Turner

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865086743

Category: History

Page: 382

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A completely revised and updated edition of the leading Australian introduction to the media.
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Blogging, Citizenship, and the Future of Media

Author: Mark Tremayne

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 287

View: 6583

A collection of essays addresses the role of blogs in the contemporary media landscape and includes discussion of the blogosphere, its contents, and its authors.
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Social Media and Democracy

Innovations in Participatory Politics

Author: Brian D. Loader,Dan Mercea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136459707

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This book critically investigates the complex interaction between social media and contemporary democratic politics, and provides a grounded analysis of the emerging importance of Social media in civic engagement. Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have increasingly been adopted by politicians, political activists and social movements as a means to engage, organize and communicate with citizens worldwide. Drawing on Obama’s Presidential campaign, opposition and protests in the Arab states, and the mobilization of support for campaigns against tuition fee increases and the UK Uncut demonstrations, this book presents evidence-based research and analysis. Renowned international scholars examine the salience of the network as a metaphor for understanding our social world, but also the centrality of the Internet in civic and political networks. Whilst acknowledging the power of social media, the contributors question the claim it is a utopian tool of democracy, and suggests a cautious approach to facilitate more participative democracy is necessary. Providing the most up-to-date analysis of social media, citizenship and democracy, Social Media and Democracy will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Political Science, Social Policy, Sociology, Communication Studies, Computing and Information and Communications Technologies.
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No Illusions

The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders

Author: Ellen Mickiewicz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199977852

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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How will the future leaders of Russia regard the world scene? How will they regard the United States, democracy, free speech, and immigration? What do they think of their current leaders? And what sorts of tactics will they bring to international negotiating tables, political and otherwise? No Illusions: The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders provides an engaging, intimate, and unprecedented window into the mindsets of the next generation of leaders in Russian politics, business, and economics. In this book, one hundred and eight students in Russia's three most elite universities, the training grounds for the nation's leadership, reveal their thoughts on international relations, neighboring countries, domestic and international media, democratic movements, and their government in focus groups; they speak candidly, passionately, and sometimes sardonically about America. As well, Ellen Mickiewicz, one of the world's foremost experts on Russian media, politics, and culture, shows how their total immersion in the world of the internet-an immersion that sets them apart from the current generation of Russian leadership and much of the rest of the country-frames the way that they think and affects their trust in their leaders, the media, and their colleagues. Their worldviews are complex and often contradictory, reflecting complicated personalities that are adaptable yet also subject to much internal strife and "splintering." For example, while many of them are planning to go into politics, they express ambivalence about voting; they have favorable views of democracy, but not of the American model; they are shrewd critics of government propaganda and yet have clearly absorbed residue of Cold War defensiveness. Mickiewicz also looks at the nation's massive protests and nascent political movements to show how they came about and to consider what promise they might hold even in times of narrowing opportunities. She profiles several of Russia's up-and-coming leaders, including charismatic and controversial activist and politician Aleksei Navalny, who, even during his legal trials and house arrest, remains the face of the opposition to the Putin regime. As this book shows, the next generation of Russian leadership promises to hold a rather different worldview from that of the current one, yet it is not a worldview that readily embraces American democracy. No Illusions is a thought-provoking and often surprising glimpse into the future of Russia's foreign relations.
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Head Shot

Thriller

Author: Chris Knopf

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426421232

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Arthur Cathcart lebt mit seiner Frau Florencia ein ruhiges Leben in Connecticut. Doch eines Tages werden beide von einem Auftragskiller zu Hause erwartet und kurzerhand mit einem Kopfschuss abserviert. Arthur ist tot, denkt der Killer. Aber während seine Frau stirbt, kann er wie durch ein Wunder überleben. Unter falschem Namen begibt er sich auf die Jagd nach dem Killer in den Untergrund der amerikanischen Ostküste. Ein fulminanter Rachefeldzug beginnt.
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The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered

Author: Jeffrey C. Alexander,Elizabeth Butler Breese,Marîa Luengo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110708525X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 3868

This collection of original essays interrogates the 'crisis of journalism' narrative from a dramatically different perspective.
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Journalismus online - Partizipation oder Profession?

Author: Thorsten Quandt,Wolfgang Schweiger

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783531155890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 959

Inzwischen hat das Internet eine neue Entwicklungsphase erreicht: Mit dem Schlagwort "Web 2.0" werden partizipative Formate wie Weblogs und kollaborative Websites gelabelt, die den Nutzern die aktive Teilnahme an der Öffentlichkeit in der Kommunikatorrolle ermöglichen. Häufig ist in diesem Zusammenhang auch von "partizipativem Journalismus", "Bürgerjournalismus" oder "Open-Source-Journalismus" die Rede. Machen normale Bürger den professionellen Online-Journalismus überflüssig oder erlebt der Online-Journalismus eine neue Blüte? In diesem Band werden Akteure, Strukturen, Prozesse und Leistungen neuer Formen der aktuellen Internetöffentlichkeit facettenreich diskutiert. Neben deutschsprachigen Kommunikationswissenschaftlern kommentieren auch internationale Experten und anerkannte Praxisvertreter neueste Entwicklungen.
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