Digitizing the News

Innovation in Online Newspapers

Author: Pablo J. Boczkowski

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262524391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

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A study of the development of nonprint publishing by American daily newspapers: how new media emerge by combining existing media structures and practices with new technical capabilities.

Internet Newspapers

The Making of a Mainstream Medium

Author: Xigen Li

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136683917

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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Internet Newspapers: The Making of a Mainstream Medium examines newspapers on the Internet, and addresses the emergence of online newspapers and the delivery of news through this outlet. Utilizing empirical research, chapters explore the theoretical and practical issues associated with Internet newspapers and examine the process through which online newspapers have grown into a mainstream medium. Contributions to this work emphasize three key areas: the structure and presentation of newspapers on the Internet; the medium as an interactive process; and the ways in which the public interacts with Internet newspapers. This collection makes a substantial contribution to the understanding of newspapers on the Internet, covering their development and changes as well as the impact that news delivery through this medium has had on other media, audiences, and society. It also sheds light on improving operation and performance of Internet newspapers to better serve the public and gain competitive knowledge. The volume encourages additional scholarship in this area, and also shows how researchers can benefit from an empirical approach to their examination of Internet newspapers. Internet Newspapers will appeal to scholars, researchers, and students of journalism and mass communications, and can be used as a supplementary text in advanced courses covering journalism, communication technology, and mass media and society.

The Popularisation of Business and Economic English in Online Newspapers

Author: Elisa Mattiello

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443865877

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 190

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This book investigates the evolution of economic discourse from fully specialised texts towards popularisation. Popularising texts on economics and business-related matters has hitherto been a neglected and under-explored area of enquiry, and yet it deserves attention and study on account of the new fascinating insights it offers into specialised language and discourse. The present book explores this under-researched area via the qualitative analysis of a modern genre, namely newspapers on the web. In particular, it scrutinises authentic extracts principally drawn from The Guardian Online in order to show, on the one hand, the popularising effect of the Internet on business and economic discourse, and, on the other hand, the realistic vocabulary currently used in economic and professional jargon. The introductory chapter discusses the popularisation of specialised text at large and of new media discourse in particular. It describes this phenomenon as a ‘reformulation process’ whereby specialised knowledge is transformed into everyday or lay knowledge, and also as a ‘recontextualisation process’ whereby popularisation discourse is adapted to the appropriateness conditions of the new genres and to the constraints of the media employed. Popularisation, it is claimed, implies relevant changes not only in terms of terminological simplifications and adaptations to the public’s prior knowledge, but also in terms of the roles undertaken by the participants in the communicative event. The remaining chapters are organised into thematic units whose topics range from global economy, economic growth, and financial crisis to business management, employment, and sales. This part provides an in-depth investigation of various topics related to the economics and business worlds, combined with systematic explanations of linguistic phenomena at various language levels, from morphology to syntax, semantics, and the lexicon. In this book, the lexicon of ESP is offered in a fresh, less formal style, which will attract younger and non-expert readers alongside experts and professionals. The book is of considerable interest to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, lecturers, professors, entrepreneurs, specialists, and to those scholars who investigate ESP and its popularisation.

Current Debates in Media Studies

Current Debates in Social Sciences Series Volume 25

Author: Evin Doğan,Emrah Doğan

Publisher: IJOPEC

ISBN: 1912503379

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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As the outcome of the seventh international congress, the papers in this volume related to basically focus on media studies. In this book, which is an integrated of writings about digital technologies and new media, media contents and cinema in the axis of different disciplines is intended to provide a contribution to the literature on media studies, both theoretically and practically. Media studies consist of analyzed in an interdisciplinary approach covering a wide range of fields such as politics, society, economics, philosophy, psychology and economics. We believe that these studies would contribute to the development of debates in social sciences and encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

South Korean Social Movements

From Democracy to Civil Society

Author: Gi-Wook Shin,Paul Y Chang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136708065

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period. The contributors explore the transformation of Korean social movements from the democracy campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s to the rise of civil society struggles after 1987. South Korea was ruled by successive authoritarian regimes from 1948 to 1987 when the government decided to re-establish direct presidential elections. The book contends that the transition to a democratic government was motivated, in part, by the pressure from social movement groups that fought the state to bring about such democracy. After the transition, however, the movement groups found themselves in a qualitatively different political context which in turn galvanized the evolution of the social movement sector. Including an impressive array of case studies ranging from the women's movement, to environmental NGOs, and from cultural production to law, the contributors to this book enrich our understanding of the democratization process in Korea, and show that the social movement sector remains an important player in Korean politics today. This book will appeal to students and scholars of Korean studies, Asian politics, political history and social movements.

Newspapers of the World Online: U.S. and International Perspectives

Proceedings of Conferences in Salt Lake City and Seoul, 2006

Author: Hartmut Walravens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598440235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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Dieser Band enthält in erster Linie die Vorträge, die bei einer internationalen Konferenz zur Zeitungsdigitalisierung an der University of Utah, Salt Lake City, gehalten wurden. Er stellt den derzeitigen Stand der Technik vor, wobei auch Erfahrungen aus aktuellen britischen und nordamerikanischen Projekten berücksichtig werden. Dieses Material wird durch Beiträge über die Situation der Zeitungen in Ostasien ergänzt, die anlässlich des "World Library and Information Congress, Seoul" vorgetragen wurden.

The Function of Newspapers in Society

A Global Perspective

Author: Shannon Martin,Shannon E. Martin,David A. Copeland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

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Reviews the histories and uses of newspapers from a global perspective, finding that newspapers are an integral part of any successful society.

Mediating Politics: Newspapers, Radio, Television And The Internet

Author: Washbourne, Neil

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335217591

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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The book explores the complex interconnections between media, political organisation and society. This is particularly important in a period when politics seems to be in crisis. This 'crisis' can be seen in problems of trust affecting political institutions and politicians, the apparently widespread political cynicism and apathy of audiences and citizens, and the perception that processes of globalisation are undermining the bases of contemporary democracy and public discussion. Old cherished views and ideals seem dead and there appears to be no clear vision of the future. This pessimistic view has been expressed, most cogently and explicitly, in the 'end of politics' thesis. Rather than taking this view the book investigates in detail how the use of media and new technology affects politics and how the consequences vary across national societies and regions. It focuses in particular on the way new technology poses problems, but also offers potentialities and solutions, for political actors of all sorts. To this end particular attention is paid to various political uses of the internet. The book closely analyses how political parties, pressure groups, governments and social movements explore and develop the range of media forms and rhetorics and assesses the aggregate consequences this has for political life. The book argues that key versions of the 'end of politics' thesis are simply too pessimistic about what we can hope for from the future and imply an unrealistic nostalgia about the past. Rather it puts the media-politics relationship into the broader context of a culturally complex and changing contemporary information society..

Learning, Teaching and Researching on the Internet

A Practical Guide for Social Scientists

Author: S. D. Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131788244X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Learning, Teaching and Researching on the Internet: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists is directed at students and academic staff who want to be able to access Internet resources quickly and efficiently without needing to become IT experts. The emphasis throughout is on the harnessing of the large volume of potentially useful Internet resources to everyday requirements, whether these be focused on learning, teaching or research. The Internet is a significantly rich information, communication and research resource for all those involved in higher education, whether they be students, academic staff involved in teaching and research, or educational administrators. Whilst the author has drawn on the large volume of technical literature, it is written on the basis of practical experience acquired over the many years of using Internet resources in the context of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the social sciences. In addition to extensive coverage on using Web browsers, searching for information at Web sites, in mailing lists and newsgroups, Part IV provides detailed annotations in the resources available at the best sites on the Internet collating materials on politics, sociology, economics, philosophy, psychology, history, human rights, European Union and other categories. The work is structured so that it will be found useful by both beginners and intermediate level users.