We the Media

Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People

Author: Dan Gillmor

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553913

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 2596

"We the Media, has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better." -Financial Times Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news, thanks to the Internet. Now that it's possible to publish in real time to a worldwide audience, a new breed of grassroots journalists are taking the news into their own hands. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras, these readers-turned-reporters are transforming the news from a lecture into a conversation. In We the Media, nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist and blogger Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make--and consume--the news. Gillmor shows how anyone can produce the news, using personal blogs, Internet chat groups, email, and a host of other tools. He sends a wake-up call tonewsmakers-politicians, business executives, celebrities-and the marketers and PR flacks who promote them. He explains how to successfully play by the rules of this new era and shift from "control" to "engagement." And he makes a strong case to his fell journalists that, in the face of a plethora of Internet-fueled news vehicles, they must change or become irrelevant. Journalism in the 21st century will be fundamentally different from the Big Media oligarchy that prevails today. We the Media casts light on the future of journalism, and invites us all to be part of it. Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. The company's first launch is Bayosphere.com, a site "of, by, and for the San Francisco Bay Area." Dan Gillmor is the founder of the Center for Citizen Media, a project to enable and expand reach of grassroots media. From 1994-2004, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards. Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years.

We, the Media

Pedagogic Intrusions Into U.S. Mainstream Film and Television News Broadcasting Rhetorics

Author: Alan Taylor

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631518526

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

View: 8399

This study focuses on thirteen Hollywood films that, from the 1970s to the 1990s, assumed to represent the working practices of U.S. corporate broadcast media. The book argues that since such corporations position themselves as individuals before the law, so their film and news texts are carefully authored rhetorical manoeuvres. The structured genre analysis is also enriched by contextual histories which consider relevant legal, institutional and political interventions in the early development of the U.S. public media. This interdisciplinary approach is relevant in a study of film texts which themselves address vital contemporary concerns in media ownership, gender representation, mergers, free speech, new technologies, and the powers of market journalism itself. This book is designed, therefore, to serve the related interests of media educationalists, specialists in film, and students of U.S. media law and broadcast news histories.

We the Media

A Citizens' Guide to Fighting for Media Democracy

Author: Don Hazen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565843806

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 6264

Features the writings of over one hundred journalists and media critics discussing the political and social impact of the mass media in the United States

We the People, Servants of Deception

Reconsidering Social Reality

Author: Christopher M. Dawson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197766

Category: Political Science

Page: 498

View: 736

Using the principles and tools of sociology presented in his university course, Chris Dawson challenges the reader to reconsider the social reality of our society. This book exposes inconsistencies and deceptions in the conventional portrayal of America s experiment in democracy. His provocative social commentary explores the role of our military, the culture of fear, strategies in the war on terror, the excesses of corporate power, and our misconceptions about crime. He speaks of social inequality, social and racial group divisions, and offers unconventional views about education, medicine, universal healthcare, and the origins of religion. The doubts he raises will merit your serious reflection.

Why Are We the Good Guys?

Reclaiming Your Mind from the Delusions of Propaganda

Author: David Cromwell

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 178099365X

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 2699

A provocative challenge to the standard ideology that Western power is a benevolent force in the world.

Politics, Society, and the Media, Second Edition

Author: Paul Nesbitt-Larking

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260428X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 670

Politics, Society, and the Media is the first comprehensive political sociology of the media to be published in Canada. Paul Nesbitt-Larking draws upon a range of disciplines, including cultural and media studies, political economy, social theory, and political science to provide an analysis of the relationship between power and representation in Canada. The framework for the book presents a model of the mutual interaction between politics and the media. Attention is focused in the early chapters on how cultural, ideological, economic, and governmental forces shape and condition the production of media in Canada. Chapters on the work of Innis, Grant, McLuhan, and their postmodern successors place the evolution of McLuhan's theoretical argument that "the medium is the message" at the heart of the book. Canadian identity, and how to understand Canadian media politically, is the subject of a chapter on textual analysis. Two extensive chapters follow on the media’s influence and effects on politics. In addition to standard topics on politics and the media, this new edition offers much more: an examination of the media on the politics of gender and aboriginal peoples, the micro-politics of the media workplace, and an exploration of important media-related considerations. Throughout, reference is made to relevant and compelling issues placed within the context of media theory.

We, the Children of India

The Preamble to Our Constitution

Author: Leila Seth

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143331515

Category: Children's rights

Page: 40

View: 8917

Former Chief Justice Leila Seth makes the words of the Preamble to the Constitution understandable to even the youngest reader. What is a democratic republic, why are we secular, what is sovereignty? Believing that it is never too early for young people to learn about the Constitution, she tackles these concepts and explains them in a manner everyone can grasp and enjoy. Accompanied by numerous photographs, captivating and inspiring illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Bindia Thapar, and delightful bits of trivia, We, the Children of India is essential reading for every young citizen.

Disability and the Media

Prescriptions for Change

Author: Charles A. Riley

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584654732

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

View: 6797

A journalist's passionate expose of the media's portrayal of the disabled.

Radicalisation and the Media

Connectivity and Terrorism in the New Media Ecology

Author: Andrew Hoskins,Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Media and Communication Studies Andrew Hoskins,Akil Awan,Ben O'Loughlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136816984

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

View: 1083

This book examines the circulation and effects of radical discourse by analysing the role of mass media coverage in promoting or hindering radicalisation and acts of political violence.

The Media in Your Life

An Introduction to Mass Communication

Author: Jean Folkerts,Stephen Lacy

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205387014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 475

View: 3612

Written by two highly regarded scholars and teachers, The Media in Your Life helps students develop a system-wide view of the interacting social, historical, economic, and technological forces at work in today's rapidly evolving mass media. The 3rd Edition explores the social, historical, economic, and technological implications of the media in our culture and how to use the media effectively in our lives.

Policing the Media

Street Cops and Public Perceptions of Law Enforcement

Author: David D. Perlmutter

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452267723

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 3382

Policing the Media is an investigation into one of the paradoxes of the mass media age. Issues, events, and people that we see most on our television screens are often those that we understand the least. David Perlmutter examined this issue as it relates to one of the most frequently portrayed groups of people on television: police officers. Policing the Media is a report on the ethnography of a police department, derived from the author's experience riding on patrol with officers and joining the department as a reserve policeman. Drawing upon interviews, Perlmutter describes the lives and philosophies of street patrol officers. He finds that cops hold ambiguous attitudes toward their television characters, for much of TV copland is fantastic and unrealistic. Moreover, the officers perceive that the public's attitudes toward law enforcement and crime are directly influenced by mass media. This in turn, he suggests, influences the way that they themselves behave and perform on the street, and that unreal and surreal expectations of them are propagated by television cop shows. This cycle of perceptual influence may itself profoundly impact the contemporary criminal justice system, on the street, in the courts, and in the hearts and minds of ordinary people.

We the People

Our Constitutional Rights

Author: Thomas Gildersleeve

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595369979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

View: 2357

What would you think if you could be thrown in jail for speaking against the government or printing material to which officials objected? If you could be kept in prison until you told your jailers everything that they wanted to know? If people could come into your home at any time and ransack it to their heart's content? If at your trial you weren't allowed to have a lawyer or subpoena witnesses in your defense? Not so long ago, that's the way that it was, and it could be that way again. We the People is about our rights, what they are, and how they got that way. Succinct and in narrative style, We the People addresses its subject at a popular level. Concentration is on three fundamental rights-freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and the principle of fair notice and fair hearing during apprehension and trial.

Language in the Media

Representations, Identities, Ideologies

Author: Sally Johnson,Astrid Ensslin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441151257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 6814

This book examines the ways in which the media represents language-related issues, but also how the media's use of language is central to the construction of what people think language is, could or ought to be like. The chapters examine issues of identity, gender, youth, citizenship, politics and ideology across a range of media, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet. The result is a multilingual survey of the construction of language in and by the media that will be essential reading for students and researchers of sociolinguistics or language and communication.

Why We the People Must Vote

A Call to Action

Author: Vincent H. Wilcox

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865344477

Category: History

Page: 137

View: 3085

Wilcox hopes to bridge the generational gap by focusing on the humanitarian achievements of the last century so that the newer generations can understand the need and urgency for a renewed stewardship whereby Social Security, Medicare, and education are revitalized and secure for the generations to come.

Social Media at BBC News

The Re-Making of Crisis Reporting

Author: Valerie Belair-Gagnon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317585011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 8993

Since the emergence of social media in the journalistic landscape, the BBC has sought to produce reporting more connected to its audience while retaining its authority as a public broadcaster in crisis reporting. Using empirical analysis of crisis news production at the BBC, this book shows that the emergence of social media at the BBC and the need to manage this kind of material led to a new media logic in which tech-savvy journalists take on a new centrality in the newsroom. In this changed context, the politico-economic and socio-cultural logic have led to a more connected newsroom involving this new breed of journalists and BBC audience. This examination of news production events shows that in the midst of transformations in journalistic practices and norms, including newsgathering, sourcing, distribution and impartiality, the BBC has reasserted its authority as a public broadcaster. Click here for a short video about the book.

We the People

A Doctor's Handbook for How America's Citizens Can Save Their Country

Author: Michael P Fangman M.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479721956

Category: Political Science

Page: 115

View: 2881

In WE THE PEOPLE, A DOCTORS HANDBOOK ., Michael P Fangman M.D. gives the United States anything but a clean bill of health. In a far reaching commentary youll never hear on Meet the Press; medical problem-solving and common sense are compared to political patrimony in the face of dire systemic problems. The paralysis of Washington DC is exposed for what it is - Machiavellian greed and irresponsibility; flagrant denial that their broken partisan political system is threatening to kill our American way of life. He explains how leadership and accountability have been replaced in Washington DC by extremism and myopic ideology; insinuated with crony capitalism and seeking domination through polarized elections and money. We the People- who rely on DC to maintain a society where hard work should afford us our constitutions most basic goal, promotion of the The General Welfare, are increasingly irrelevant. The arrogance of todays leadership is unprecedented and must end. But his message is one of confidence that the wisdom, productivity, ethical standards and vitality of the American people can be harnessed and must prevail over partisan political corruption and crony capitalism. In the end, the Handbook shows the reader how WE THE PEOPLE can empower ourselves with knowledge and unity, to exercise our Constitutional rights and reshape our own future as a team.

The Mouse that Roared

Disney and the End of Innocence

Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691104

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 8250

Henry Giroux shows how Disney atempts to hide befind a cloak of innocence and entertainment, while simultaneously exercising its influence as a major force on both global economics and cultural learning.

Theorizing Crisis Communication

Author: Timothy L. Sellnow,Matthew W. Seeger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118485920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 8220

Theorizing Crisis Communication presents a comprehensive review and critique of the broad range of theoretical frameworks designed to explain the role of communication in the development, management, and consequences of natural and man-made crises. Brings together the variety of theoretical approaches emerging in the study of crisis communication into one volume for the first time. Summarizes theories from such diverse perspectives as rhetoric, risk management, ethics, mass communication, social media, emergency response, crisis outcomes, and warning systems, while presenting clear examples of how the theory is applied in crisis communication research Presents theoretical frameworks generated by research from many disciplines including sociology, psychology, applied anthropology, public health, public relations, political science, organizational studies, and criminal justice An essential tool for a comprehensive understanding of the onset, management, response, resolution, and ultimate meaning of these devastating world events

We the People

The U. S. Government's United Response Against Terror

Author: Angela Valdez

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438125321

Category: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Page: 64

View: 5109

Chronicles the response of the United States government to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.