The Newspaper Industry and Journalism in Transition

Author: Rebecca E. Greene

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781617281662

Category: Computers

Page: 175

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The U.S. newspaper industry is suffering through what could be its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Advertising revenues are plummeting due to the severe economic downturn, while readership habits are changing as consumers turn to the Internet for free news and information. Some major newspapers chains are burdened by heavy debt loads. In the past year, seven major newspaper chains have declared bankruptcy, several big city papers have shut down, and many have laid off reporters and editors, imposed pay reductions, cut the size of the physical newspaper, or turned to Web-only publication. As the problems intensify, there are growing concerns that the rapid decline of the newspaper industry will impact civic and social life. This book examines the transitional shift of the newspaper industry and journalism, in general, and the impacts this change will have on American democracy.
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U. S. Newspaper Industry in Transition

Author: Suzanne M. Kirchhoff

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437919839

Category:

Page: 23

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Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Industry History; (3) Industry Conditions: Industry Cost Cutting: Key to Survival?; Declining Advertising Revenues, Recession, and the Internet; Other Factors; Alternative News Sources; (4) Rise of the Web; (5) Interdependence: Searching for New Business Models; Non-profits; (6) Public Policy Issues; (7) Congressional Action: Industry Proposals; Supporting the General Practice of Journalism. Charts and tables.
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Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements

Trends, Issues and Advancements

Author: Adomi, Esharenana E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615208488

Category: Computers

Page: 994

View: 8600

The Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements provides a comprehensive and reliable source of information on current developments in information communication technologies. This source includes ICT policies; a guide on ICT policy formulation, implementation, adoption, monitoring, evaluation and application; and background information for scholars and researchers interested in carrying out research on ICT policies.
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Journalism and Democracy in Asia

Author: Michael Bromley,Angela Romano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113425413X

Category: History

Page: 224

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Journalism and Democracy in Asia addresses key issues of freedom, democracy, citizenship, openness and journalism in contemporary Asia, looking especially at China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and India. The authors take varying approaches to questions of democracy, whilst also considering journalism in print, radio and new media, in relation to such questions as the role of social, political and economic liberalization in bringing about a blooming of the media, the relationship between the media and the development of democracy and civil society, and how journalism copes under authoritarian rule. With contributions from highly regarded experts in the region examining a broad range of issues from across Asia, this book will be of high interest to students and scholars in political communications, journalism and mass communication and Asian studies.
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Risk Communication and Infectious Diseases in an Age of Digital Media

Author: Anat Gesser-Edelsburg,Yaffa Shir-Raz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317287916

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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In a digital world where the public’s voice is growing increasingly strong, how can health experts best exert influence to contain the global spread of infectious diseases? Digital media sites provide an important source of health information, however are also powerful platforms for the public to air personal experiences and concerns. This has led to a growing phenomenon of civil skepticism towards health issues including Emerging Infectious Diseases and epidemics. Following the shift in the role of the public from recipients to a vocal entity, this book explores the different organizational strategies for communicating public health information and identifies common misconceptions that can inhibit effective communication with the public. Drawing on original research and a range of global case studies, this timely volume offers an important assessment of the complex dynamics at play in managing risk and informing public health decisions. Providing thought-provoking analysis of the implications for future health communication policy and practice, this book is primarily suitable for academics and graduate students interested in understanding how public health communication has changed. It may also be useful to health care professionals.
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Media Power, Professionals, and Policies

Author: Howard Tumber

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041519668X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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The work of Jeremy Tunstall, one of the founding fathers of British media studies, is the inspiration behind Media Power, Professionals and Policies. In this collection of new work, leading international contributors address the central themes of Tunstall's work; the history, structures and practices of the international media industry, the relationship between media and government, and the sociology of labour in the media industry.
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Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

Author: James Watson,Anne Hill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184966563X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The Watson and Hill dictionary in its 8th edition presents a fresh and comprehensive overview serving all aspect of the study of media and communication. It provides a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass media and Internet communication and continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives. The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. New entries in this edition explore the profound shifts that have taken place in the world of communication in recent years. The impact of the new online leviathans such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube is measured against the traditional dominance, globally, of the mass media. Other themes include the interesting changes affecting public service broadcasting, the role of advertising and PR, the nature and extent of regulation, the impact of globalisation and the consumerisation of knowledge and culture. This volume seeks to make its twenty-first century readers more media literate, as well as more critical consumers of modern news.
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Sports Journalism

An Introduction to Reporting and Writing

Author: Kathryn T. Stofer,James R. Schaffer,Brian A. Rosenthal

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442200838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 8184

Sports Journalism introduces students to sports reporting careers and to the writing style sports writers and media relations professionals use. The book stresses the importance of basic writing fundamentals and high ethical standards, essential values for sports journalists. Introductory chapters acquaint readers with issues and challenges in an industry in transition: changing technology, multimedia capability, citizen journalists and bloggers, shrinking news holes, and the deadline-dictated lifestyle of sports journalists. Skills chapters elaborate on news values and the conventions of journalism as they apply to sports writing. From leads to nut grafs, inverted pyramid to Model T, simple sentences to headlines, interviewing to using quotations, Sports Journalism focuses on the basics. The book expands the writer's experience into building relationships with sources and media contacts, using numbers and statistics, practicing AP style, and abiding by legal and ethical standards. An easily accessible format uses checklists, illustrations, and anecdotes to show story organization, news release format, news conference protocol, and media guide content. Chapters include suggested exercises and activities.
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Beyond Monopoly

Globalization and Contemporary Italian Media

Author: Michela Ardizzoni,Chiara Ferrari

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739142674

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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While Italian media industries are booming, changing, and challenging audiences, the existing Anglophone literature on the subject is scarce. Beyond Monopoly fills this gap by engaging with the most recent changes and trends in Italian media.
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The Media In Latin America

Author: Lugo, Jairo

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335222013

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Looks at important media systems in Central and Latin America. This book includes media history, organization, structure, the interrelationship of media and state and the relationship between media, culture and society. It focuses on an aspect of the media specific to each country, eg soap opera in Brazil and violence against journalists in Chile.
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Understanding Community Media

SAGE Publications

Author: Kevin Howley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era of global communication With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions, forms, and practices—community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new, emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media & Social Change, Communication & Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.
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The New World of Transitioned Media

Digital Realignment and Industry Transformation

Author: Gali Einav

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319090097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 151

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The media industry is undergoing an accelerated pace of change, driven in large part by the proliferation of digital platforms. In many cases, the speed of adoption has exceeded our ability to process the impact of these changes on individuals and society at large. This book provides a “behind-the-scenes” look at the media industry’s transition into the digital era and examines its impact on marketing, advertising, innovation and other economic and social activities. The impact of digital technologies on traditional media sectors, such as advertising, video games, film and television is well-documented. Less understood is its effect on our perceptions, thought processes and inter-personal relationships. Social media, for example, represents a fundamental change in the ways we interact with media, communicate with each other and even present ourselves to the world. This has shaped the way we communicate with institutions and brands. Similar to the first “Transitioned Media” book, Transitioned Media: A Turning Point into the Digital Realm, this book combines media industry leaders and academics to explore various transformative trends and issues. Themes include measuring cross-platform behaviour, artificial intelligence in journalism, the evolution of video games, digital media and physical space, the mobile use trends, social media and the corporate world, the changes in the television and newspaper business and the evolving relationship between advertisers and target audiences. The varied backgrounds of contributors and array of topics make for a unique and insightful point of view.
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Communication and New Media

From Broadcast to Narrowcast

Author: Martin Hirst,John Harrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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A new approachUsing a political economy approach, the authors argue the era of mass communication--of broadcast communication to mass audiences--is over. In the digital age, audiences have been atomised down to a single individual with a mobile phone--the message is narrowcast to the audience, which is composed of singular citizen-consumers.Comprehensive introduction to media and communications Traces the historical development from mass communication to new technologies Examines the economic organisation of media old and new Presents theoretical frameworks about the media Explores how 'new' media extends and eclipses 'old' media Focuses not only on industries and technologies but also on their social and political impacts Introduces the unique concept of the surveillance economy Delivers a strong focus on ethics, regulation and governanceAccessible and relevant, with real-world examples Packed with features to help students learn, including examples, case studies, chapter objectives, key words and concepts Focused and sequential in themes An engaging and direct style of writing Real-life examples from new media practitioners about their transition to new technologies Examples and case studies based on real knowledge of how the communication industries work
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The Amazing Race

Winning the Technorivalry with Japan

Author: William H. Davidson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mass media

Page: 270

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Explains the forces underlying Japan's industrial success and examines Japan's commitment to achieving world leadership in the information technology sector. Describes the problems facing U.S. industries and the steps that have been taken to solve them. Discusses the competition between the U.S. and Japan. Projects future activities.
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Remaking Media

The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication

Author: Robert Hackett,William Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134159366

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 256

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Remaking Media is a unique and timely reading of the contemporary struggle to democratize communication. With a focus on activism directed towards challenging and changing media content, practices and structures, the book explores the burning question: What is the political significance and potential of democratic media activism in the western world today? Taking an innovative approach, Robert Hackett and William Carroll pay attention to an emerging social movement that appears at the cutting edge of cultural and political contention, and ground their work in three scholarly traditions that provide interpretive resources for the study of democratic media activism: political theories of democracy critical media scholarship the sociology of social movements. Remaking Media examines the democratization of the media and the efforts to transform the machinery of representation. Such an examination will prove invaluable not only to media and communication studies students, but also to students of political science.
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Audience Evolution

New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences

Author: Philip M. Napoli

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520948

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Today's consumers have unprecedented choice in terms of the technologies and platforms that access, produce, and distribute media content. The development and overlap of television, the internet, and other media technologies is fragmenting and empowering media audiences more than ever. Building on his award-winning book, Audience Economics, Philip M. Napoli maps the landscape of our current media environment and describes its challenge to traditional conceptions of the audience. He examines the redefinition of the industry-audience relationship by technologies that have moved the audience marketplace beyond traditional metrics. Media providers, advertisers, and audience measurement firms now deploy more sophisticated tools to gather and analyze audience information, focusing on factors rarely considered before, such as appreciation, recall, engagement, and behavior. Napoli explores the interplay between political and economic interests in the audience marketplace and their effect on audience evolution. He recounts the battles waged between stakeholders over the assessment of media audiences and their efforts to restrict the functionality of new technologies. As Napoli makes clear, the very meaning of the media audience continues to evolve in response to changing technological, economic, and political conditions.
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Many Voices, One World

Towards a New, More Just, and More Efficient World Information and Communication Order

Author: International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems,Sean MacBride

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742528680

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Originally published in 1980 and now back in print, Many Voices, One World came out of hundreds of international studies and proposed reforms for global communication media to ensure a free flow of information. Prepared by the distinguished MacBride Commission and frequently referred to as the MacBride Report it criticized corporate control of media flows and suggested ways to make media production accessible in poorer countries. Beginning with the right of individuals and nations to communicate, this report tackled problems related to government controls, censorship, one-way flows of information, cultural dominance, and commercialization of the mass media. It called for more voices, more freedom of expression, and the protection of journalists' rights. Still widely taught and cited, the MacBride Report is a key work in the history of communication that continues to be relevant today."
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