Normative Theories of the Media

Journalism in Democratic Societies

Author: Clifford G Christians,Theodore Glasser,Denis McQuail,Kaarle Nordenstreng,Robert A. White

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252090837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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In this book, five leading scholars of media and communication take on the difficult but important task of explicating the role of journalism in democratic societies. Using Fred S. Siebert, Theodore Peterson, and Wilbur Schramm's classic Four Theories of the Press as their point of departure, the authors explore the philosophical underpinnings and the political realities that inform a normative approach to questions about the relationship between journalism and democracy, investigating not just what journalism is but what it ought to be. The authors identify four distinct yet overlapping roles for the media: the monitorial role of a vigilant informer collecting and publishing information of potential interest to the public; the facilitative role that not only reports on but also seeks to support and strengthen civil society; the radical role that challenges authority and voices support for reform; and the collaborative role that creates partnerships between journalists and centers of power in society, notably the state, to advance mutually acceptable interests. Demonstrating the value of a reconsideration of media roles, Normative Theories of the Media provides a sturdy foundation for subsequent discussions of the changing media landscape and what it portends for democratic ideals.
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Can the Media Serve Democracy?

Essays in Honour of Jay G. Blumler

Author: S. Coleman,G. Moss,K. Parry,John Halperin,Michael Ryan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137467924

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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This landmark collection brings leading scholars in the field of political communication to debate one of the most important questions of our age: Can the media serve democracy? For the media to be democratic, they must enter into a positive relationship with their readers, viewers and listeners as citizens rather than consumers who buy things, audiences who gaze upon spectacles or isolated egos, obsessed with themselves. The media's first task is to remind people that they are inhabitants of a world in which they can make a difference. By enabling citizens to encounter and make sense of events, relationships and cultures of which they have no direct experience, the media constitute a public arena in which members of the public come together as more than passing strangers.
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From NWICO to WSIS

30 Years of Communication Geopolitics - Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides

Author: Julia Pohle,Patricio Tupper

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506753

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Two major regulatory activities have framed global media policies since World War II: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and the more recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Through extensive research and testimonies from those involved, this book presents an in-depth account from the 1970s to today of the major issues concerning information flow in international geopolitics, including a look at the negotiations surrounding the major policy debates. Few studies of NWICO and WSIS have considered the continuity between the two activities—or included in the debate the crucial intermediary period between—and this book provides new insight into an issue of multilingual and multicultural importance.
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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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Mass Media and Society in Nigeria

Author: Lai Oso

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9788422284

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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Mass media and society in Nigeria is part of the efforts to address the dearth of relevant materials. This sixteenth-chapter book, with contributions by some of the best professionals, specialistss and academics in the field, covers various aspects of the mass communication landscapes in Nigeria, especially the growth and development of the media. It takes a bird's eye view of development in print, electronic and News Agency areas of the communication field. There is, in addition, a very useful blend of theory and practice that should prove invaluable to both students and practitioners in the field of mas communication.
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Media Studies: Media history, media and society

Author: Pieter J. Fourie

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702176920

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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While examining exactly who owns the media and who produces the media, this text manages to encompass the systematic, critical, and analytical media in all its forms and concludes that the media is one of the most important generators and disseminators of meaning in contemporary society. Investigating the power relationships between the media and politics, culture, economy, society, and above all, democracy, this resource is well-suited for anyone with an interest in the modern role of media in society.
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Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent

Author: Theodore Lewis Glasser,Charles T. Salmon

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898624991

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 475

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Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent offers an unprecedented range of scholarly perspectives on the relationship between public opinion and communication. With contributions written from social-scientific, historical, critical and cultural traditions, the book illuminates the importance and richness of treating "public opinion" as a multifaceted concept.Written by leading thinkers in the field, some of the work's chapters offer state-of-the-art reviews of research findings, while others are scholarly treatises on some aspect of communication, public opinion, and society. Topics covered include: The nature and institutions of public opinion; the influence of media on public opinion; social and psychological contexts of public opinion; the role public opinion assessment plays in a democratic society.
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McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory

Author: Denis McQuail

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972433

Category: Social Science

Page: 427

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McQuail's Reader in Mass Communication Theory provides an invaluable resource of key statements drawn from communication studies, media sociology, and cultural studies, and includes an overview essay and section introductions which place the readings in their theoretical and methodological context. Designed as a companion to McQuail's Mass Communication Theory, it can also function independently of that text. provides an invaluable resource of key statements drawn from communication studies, media sociology, and cultural studies, and includes an overview essay and section introductions which place the readings in their theoretical and methodological context. Designed as a companion to , it can also function independently of that text.
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The Handbook of Global Online Journalism

Author: Eugenia Siapera,Andreas Veglis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118313941

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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The Handbook to Global Online Journalism features acollection of readings from international practitioners andscholars that represent a comprehensive and state-of-the-artoverview of the relationship between the internet and journalismaround the world. Provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research andfuture directions of online journalism Traces the evolution of journalistic practices, businessmodels, and shifting patterns of journalistic cultures that haveemerged around the world with the migration of news online Written and edited by top international researchers andpractitioners in the area of online journalism Features an extensive breadth of coverage, including economics,organizational practices, contents and experiences Discusses developments in online news in a wide range ofcountries, from the USA to Brazil, and from Germany to China Contains original theory, new research data, and reviews ofexisting studies in the field
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Politik auf dem Boulevard?

Die Neuordnung der Geschlechter in der Politik der Mediengesellschaft

Author: Margreth Lünenborg

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383940939X

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Dieser Band befasst sich mit der Relevanz der Boulevardisierung des Politischen in den Medien und den Folgen für die Geschlechterverhältnisse. In einer für die deutschsprachige Forschung unorthodoxen Weise wird dabei gefragt: Birgt die Boulevardisierung des Politischen auch Potenziale, um die Geschlechterverhältnisse im öffentlichen Diskurs neu zu gestalten? Historische und aktuelle Analysen machen sichtbar, dass die Antwort ambivalent ausfällt.
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Die Unbelangbaren

Wie politische Journalisten mitregieren

Author: Thomas Meyer

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518740830

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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»Eine solche Jagd hat es in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik bis dato nicht gegeben.« Mit diesen Worten beschrieb Heribert Prantl die Berichterstattung in der Affäre um Christian Wulff. Wie kaum ein anderes Ereignis in den vergangenen Jahren hat uns die Causa Wulff das spannungsreiche Verhältnis von Presse und Politik vor Augen geführt. Ein spektakulärer Fall. Aber nicht der erste und sicher nicht der letzte seiner Art, denn Journalisten, so die These von Thomas Meyer, nutzen ihre Position immer häufiger, um in der politischen Arena mitzumischen. Eine problematische Entwicklung, schließlich können wir Fernseh- und Zeitungsmacher, anders als Politiker, nicht einfach abwählen.
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Medien und Kommunikation

Author: Paddy Scannell

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783531165943

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

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Paddy Scannells Buch bietet eine faszinierende, erhellende und sehr gut verständliche Einführung in die Medien- und Kommunikationstheorie. Scannell entwickelt anhand der historischen Entwicklungen in Nordamerika und Europa eine sehr zugängliche, systematische und gleichzeitig differenzierte Analyse der verschiedenen Zugänge der Beschäftigung mit Medien- und Kommunikation. Immer wieder schöpft er aus verschiedenen Disziplinen und fordert so insgesamt die Leserinnen und Leser heraus, sich mit Kommunikation und Medien in ihren Gesamtzusammenhängen auseinander zu setzen. Das international vielfach beachtete Werk des bekannten britischen Wissenschaftlers und Professors für Kommunikationswissenschaft an der University of Michigan liegt nun endlich in deutscher Sprache vor.
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Encyclopedia of Communication Theory

Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn,Karen A. Foss

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9781412959377

Category: Computers

Page: 1192

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With more than 300 entries, these two volumes provide a one-stop source for a comprehensive overview of communication theory, offering current descriptions of theories as well as the background issues and concepts that comprise these theories. This is the first resource to summarize, in one place, the diversity of theory in the communication field. Key Themes Applications and Contexts Critical Orientations Cultural Orientations Cybernetic and Systems Orientations Feminist Orientations Group and Organizational Concepts Information, Media, and Communication Technology International and Global Concepts Interpersonal Concepts Non-Western Orientations Paradigms, Traditions, and Schools Philosophical Orientations Psycho-Cognitive Orientations Rhetorical Orientations Semiotic, Linguistic, and Discursive Orientations Social/Interactional Orientations Theory, Metatheory, Methodology, and Inquiry
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The Quarterly Journal of Speech

Author: Speech communication association (Etats-Unis)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Public speaking

Page: N.A

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Neoliberalism, Media and the Political

Author: S. Phelan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137308362

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Neoliberalism, Media and the Political examines the condition of media and journalism in neoliberal cultures. Emphasizing neoliberalism's status as a political ideology that is simultaneously hostile to politics, the book presents a critical theoretical argument supported by empirical illustrations from New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and the US.
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Stanford Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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America's Battle for Media Democracy

The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform

Author: Victor Pickard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107038332

Category: History

Page: 260

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Drawing from extensive archival research, the book uncovers the American media system's historical roots and normative foundations. It charts the rise and fall of a forgotten media-reform movement to recover alternatives and paths not taken.
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