Foundations of Communications Policy

Foundations of Communications Policy

This volume focuses on these principles, examining their underlying motivations and assumptions, their central components, their different interpretive approaches and their continued applicability in a rapidly changing electronic media ...

Author: Philip M. Napoli

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110367849

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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Rapid changes in communication technologies are straining the existing system of electronic media regulation. Despite the increasing pace of technological change, the electronic media continue to be regulated under a well-established set of guiding principles. Principles such as the First Amendment, the public interest, the marketplace of ideas, diversity, competition, localism and universal service continue to serve as the primary objectives for policymakers and as the focal points for contemporary policy controversies. This volume focuses on these principles, examining their underlying motivations and assumptions, their central components, their different interpretive approaches and their continued applicability in a rapidly changing electronic media environment. Central to this book's analysis is the need for more thorough and rigorous application of these principles as tools for policy analysis, rather than primarily as rhetorical devices for justifying policy outcomes. Toward this end, the book explicitly links each of these principles with communication policy analysis and illustrates how the dynamics of the policymaking process undermine the analytical utility of the foundation principles.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Media Open Societies

Media   Open Societies

This book discusses how these new regulatory models can contribute to the emergence of an open society -- that is, a society in which all have access to society's information and communication resources in a non-discriminatory and ...

Author: Netherlands) Expert Meeting on Media and Open Societies (1999 : Amsterdam

Publisher: Aksant Academic Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106018037405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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Traditional, national and medium-specific regulatory models in communications policy in the East and West have become outdated. New, medium-neutral and internationally oriented regulatory models are replacing them. This book discusses how these new regulatory models can contribute to the emergence of an open society -- that is, a society in which all have access to society's information and communication resources in a non-discriminatory and affordable way. Experts from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University, The Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR) of the University of Amsterdam, and other experts from Finland, the United Kingdom and Belgium address this question. The papers in this volume discuss key issues in the development of communications policies for open societies. These issues focus on the social responsibilities of media in a changing society; the role of competition in stimulating media innovation and diversity; and the potential of new media in strengthening user's autonomy and empowerment. Expressing different historical contexts, the editors approach the issues from very different perspectives, but with the common objective of understanding the converging media dynamics in East and West. The resulting mix contributes to the debate surrounding the communications policies that will stimulate the development of global openness in the 21st century.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Foundations of Communication in Criminal Justice Systems

The Foundations of Communication in Criminal Justice Systems

Terminology Account Body language Civil trial Closed question Communications
policy Court reporter Criminal trial Deception Defense attorney Deposition
Dispatcher Evasive Interrogation Interview Judge Leading question Mass
audience ...

Author: Daniel Adrian Doss

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482236576

Category: Law

Page: 640

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Myriad forms of communication occur within the criminal justice system as judges and attorneys speak to juries, law enforcement officers interact with the public, and the news media presents stories of events in courtrooms. Hindrances abound, however. Law enforcement officers and justice system personnel often encounter challenges that affect their ability to communicate with others, ranging from language barriers, to conflicting accounts of witnessed events, to errors caused by malfunctioning technology. Examining the relevancy of the U.S. Constitution to modern communications, The Foundations of Communication in Criminal Justice Systems demonstrates how information is conveyed from multiple perspectives in a range of scenarios, enabling readers to see how these matters relate to and affect the criminal justice system. Topics covered include: How to use the communications process within the justice system from the crafting of messages through the solicitation of feedback Effective methods for persuading individuals and audiences Federal regulations in the workplace and workplace communications tactics How law enforcement and public safety entities use marketing and advertising to influence the general public How to use multimedia resources when communicating Using multiple communications styles to support effective leadership The book concludes with discussions on innovations in communication technology, natural language processing, cybernetics, and other emerging concepts. With an emphasis on logical reasoning in communication, the book explores the perspectives of numerous players in the justice system, from patrol officers to attorneys. Supplemented by examples of written communication templates that can be adapted within a law enforcement organization, it provides readers with solid theoretical and applied approaches to the subject matter.
Categories: Law

The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy

The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy

Reliance on philanthropic foundations generated positive momentum for the
movement. Under the leadership of program officer Becky Lentz, the Ford
Foundation's Electronic Media and Technology Policy Portfolio, of the Knowledge
, ...

Author: Robin Mansell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118799451

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social and cultural consequences. Provides the most up to date and comprehensive collection of essays from top scholars in the field Includes contributions from western and eastern Europe, North and Central America, Africa and Asia Offers new conceptual frameworks and new methodologies for mapping the contours of emergent global media and communication policy Draws on theory and empirical research to offer multiple perspectives on the local, national, regional and global forums in which policy debate occurs
Categories: Social Science

Media Power and Plurality

Media Power and Plurality

Henig, R. (2009) Spin Cycle: How Research is used in Policy Debates: The Case
of Charter Schools. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Hinchey, M. D., Stupak,
B., Baldwin, T., Slaughter, L. M., and Price, D. (2007) 'Letter to Kevin Martin, ...

Author: S. Barnett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137522849

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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While policymakers in the world reiterate the importance of protecting voice diversity, traditional media conglomerates and new social media giants make their task increasingly challenging. This book assesses the current state of policy-making on media plurality and explores novel policy ideas for funding, regulatory and structural interventions.
Categories: Political Science

Communications Policy and the Public Interest

Communications Policy and the Public Interest

In V. MacLeod ( Ed . ) , Media ownership and control in the age of convergence (
pp . ... London : International Institute of Communications . ... No mercy : How
conservative think tanks and foundations changed America's social agenda .

Author: Patricia Aufderheide

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572304251

Category: Law

Page: 323

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The passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 inaugurated a new and highly volatile era in telecommunications. The first major overhaul of U.S. communications law since 1934--when no one had a television set, a cordless phone, or a computer--the Act was spurred into being by broad shifts in technology use. Equally important, this book shows, the new law reflects important changes in our notions of the purpose of communications regulation and how it should be deployed. Focusing on the evolution of the concept of the public interest, Aufderheide examines how and why the legislation was developed, provides a thematic analysis of the Act itself, and charts its intended and unintended effects in business and policy. An abridged version of the Act is included, as are the Supreme Court decision that struck down one of its clauses, the Communications Decency Act, and a variety of pertinent speeches and policy arguments. Readers are also guided to a range of organizations and websites that offer legal updates and policy information. Finalist, McGannon Center Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communication Policy Research
Categories: Law

Foundation Updates

Foundation Updates

REF Grants I w Foundation * Updates in Univernment of Michigan Heference
May 1989 Comprehensive Profiles and Analyses ... Grants and projects are
made in three program areas : communications policy , public affairs and the
media , and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040086137

Category: Endowments

Page:

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Categories: Endowments

Philosophy and Dimensions of National Communication Policy

Philosophy and Dimensions of National Communication Policy

The current attempt by Nigeria to brace up to the need to formulate a
comprehensive national communication policy should ... Foundations of Nigeria's
Communication Policy Professor Ikenna A Framework for National
Communication Policy 23.

Author: Tony Nnaemeka

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000037329988

Category: Communication policy

Page:

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Categories: Communication policy

Berkeley Technology Law Journal

Berkeley Technology Law Journal

Both diversity and localism policy , and to a lesser extent noncommercial media
policy , are centered upon the marketplace ... See PHILIP M . NAPOLI ,
FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATIONS POLICY : PRINCIPLES AND PROCESS
IN THE ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063248889

Category: Law reviews

Page:

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Categories: Law reviews

The Economics of the Mass Media

The Economics of the Mass Media

Gillian Doyle. Napoli / AUDIENCE VALUATION AND MINORITY MEDIA 183 As
noted by Jaccard et al . ( 1990 ) ... Napoli , P. M. ( 2001a ) . Foundations of
communications policy : Principles and process in the regulation of electronic
media .

Author: Gillian Doyle

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: IND:30000110563792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 627

View: 325

The study of the mass media has flourished over recent decades. Whereas media and communications have traditionally been studied via the lens of sociology or other non-economic disciplines, the perspectives and frameworks offered by economics are now properly recognised as central to our understanding of the organization and behaviour of the mass media - a fact reflected in this unique collection. As more and more economists have turned their attention to media firms and industries, a rich and diverse body of literature has emerged. The articles drawn together in this volume present a survey of the papers that have contributed in important ways to this developing field of enquiry.
Categories: Business & Economics

Communications

Communications

The percentage of viewers watching the program or channel , on the basis of the
viewing public as a whole ” [ http : / / www ... Media and open societies : Cultural ,
economic and policy foundations for media openness and diversity in East and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015057991195

Category: Communication

Page:

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Categories: Communication

Understanding Mass Communication

Understanding Mass Communication

E. Price , eds . , A Communications Cornucopia , Essays on Information Policy (
Washington , D.C .: Brookings Institution Press , 1998 ) . See also Philp M. Napoli
Foundations of Communication Policy ( Cresskill , N.J .: Hampton Press , 2001 ) .

Author: Melvin Lawrence DeFleur

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: PSU:000058863169

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

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Melvin L De Fleur has contributed to Understanding Mass Communication: A Liberal Arts Perspective as an author. Melvin L. DeFleur is currently Professor of Mass Communication in the College of Communication at Boston University, where in 1994, he assumed the duties of Director of the School of Mass Communication and Public Relations, a post he occupied for three years. Previously, he held the John Ben Snow Endowed Chair in mass communication at Syracuse University. He has served on the faculties of six universities, three times a departmental chairman and once as a graduate dean for research. Twice, he was a Fulbright Professor to Argentina. He has been responsible for the development and administration.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Hyperlinked Society

The Hyperlinked Society

Professor Napoli's books include Media Diversity and Localism : Meaning and
Metrics ( Mahwah , NJ : Erlbaum , 2007 ) ... and Foundations of Communications
Policy : Principles and Process in the Regulation of Electronic Media ( Cresskill ...

Author: Lokman Tsui

Publisher: U OF M DIGT CULT BOOKS

ISBN: 0472050435

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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"Links" are among the most basic---and most unexamined---features of online life. Bringing together a prominent array of thinkers from industry and the academy, The Hyperlinked Society addresses a provocative series of questions about the ways in which hyperlinks organize behavior online. How do media producers' considerations of links change the way they approach their work, and how do these considerations in turn affect the ways that audiences consume news and entertainment? What role do economic and political considerations play in information producers' creation of links? How do links shape the size and scope of the public sphere in the digital age? Are hyperlinks "bridging" mechanisms that encourage people to see beyond their personal beliefs to a broader and more diverse world? Or do they simply reinforce existing bonds by encouraging people to ignore social and political perspectives that conflict with their existing interests and beliefs? This pathbreaking collection of essays will be valuable to anyone interested in the now taken for granted connections that structure communication, commerce, and civic discourse in the world of digital media. "This collection provides a broad and deep examination of the social, political, and economic implications of the evolving, web-based media environment. The Hyperlinked Society will be a very useful contribution to the scholarly debate about the role of the internet in modern society, and especially about the interaction between the internet and other media systems in modern society." ---Charles Steinfield, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University Joseph Turow is Robert Lewis Shayon Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. He was named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association and a Fellow of the International Communication Association in 2010. He has authored eight books, edited five, and written more than 100 articles on mass media industries. His books include Niche Envy: Marketing Discrimination in the Digital Age and Breaking up America: Advertisers and the New Media World. Lokman Tsui is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. His research interests center on new media and global communication. Cover image: This graph from Lada Adamic's chapter depicts the link structure of political blogs in the United States. The shapes reflect the blogs, and the colors of the shapes reflect political orientation---red for conservative blogs, blue for liberal ones. The size of each blog reflects the number of blogs that link to it. digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at www.digitalculture.org.
Categories: Social Science

Annual Report of the John and Mary R Markle Foundation

Annual Report of the John and Mary R  Markle Foundation

Markle Foundation ( On - Line Communications Research ) 75. Discretionary
Expenditures $ 19,650 American Enterprise Institute for Policy Research 1150
17th Street , NW Washington , DC 20036 5,000 University of Connecticut
Foundation ...

Author: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105062164152

Category:

Page:

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The Future of Foundations in an Open Society

The Future of Foundations in an Open Society

The campaign is entitled “ Communications and Legislative Initiative ” and
consists of two prongs . ... Kaehlbrandt described how the Bertelsmann
Foundation uses its communication policy in order to advance its purposes and
to achieve ...

Author: Dieter Feddersen

Publisher: Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028560246

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

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The forces of globalization affect the world of politics and business in powerful ways. Electronic media, instant communication, and the free flow of goods and services exert pressure on societies to adapt to new ways of life. But they also allow for the rapid dissemination of new ideas and perspectives, and have made possible the spreading of democratic values and open societies. This new environment presents both challenges and opportunities for foundations. They are called upon to adopt new roles that were once the domain of state and governmental institutions. At the same time, they are asked to perform them in better and more efficient ways. In addition, international integration mandates that their perspectives and strategies transcend national borders. This book contains the proceedings of an international symposium hosted by the Bertelsmann Foundation. It documents the growing consensus that-in the open society-it is not enough for foundations to do good; they have to do it well.The contributors are Dieter Feddersen, Caio K. Koch-Weser, Reinhard Mohn, Kenneth Prewitt, John Richardson, and Dorothy S. Ridings.
Categories: Political Science