Journalism as Activism

Recoding Media Power

Author: Adrienne Russell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 150951130X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In the mediated digital era, communication is changing fast and eating up ever greater shares of real-world power. Corporate battles and guerrilla wars are fought on Twitter. Facebook is the new Berlin, home to tinkers, tailors, spies – and terrorist recruiters. We recognize the power shift instinctively but, in our attempts to understand it, we keep using conceptual and theoretical models that are not changing fast, that are barely changing at all, that are laid over from the past. Journalism remains one of the main sites of communication power, an expanded space where citizens, protesters, PR professionals, tech developers and hackers can directly shape the news. Adrienne Russell reports on media power from one of the most vibrant corners of the journalism field, the corner where journalists and activists from countries around the world cross digital streams and end up updating media practices and strategies. Russell demonstrates the way the relationship between digital journalism and digital activism has shaped coverage of the online civil liberties movement, the Occupy movement, and the climate change movement. Journalism as Activism explores the ways everyday meaning and the material realities of media power are tied to the communication tools and platforms we have access to, the architectures of digital space we navigate, and our ability to master and modify our media environments.
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Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt

Digital Dissidence and Political Change

Author: Courtney C. Radsch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137480696

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

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This compelling book explores how Egyptian bloggers used citizen journalism and cyberactivism to chip away at the state’s monopoly on information and recalibrate the power dynamics between an authoritarian regime and its citizens. When the Arab uprisings broke out in early 2011 and ousted entrenched leaders across the region, social media and the Internet were widely credited with playing a role, particularly when the Egyptian government shut down the Internet and mobile phone networks in an attempt to stave off the unrest there. But what these reports missed were the years of grassroots organizing, digital activism, and political awareness-raising that laid the groundwork for this revolutionary change. Radsch argues that Egyptian bloggers created new social movements using blogging and social media, often at significant personal risk, so that less than a decade after the information revolution came to Egypt they successfully mobilized the overthrow of the state and its president.
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The Transformation of Investigative Journalism in China

From Journalists to Activists

Author: Haiyan Wang

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498527620

Category: History

Page: 202

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This book examines how investigative journalism in China has challenged state power and broadened the scope of calls for democratic reform. It also analyzes the recent emergence of activist journalists in China who, with the aid of new media technologies, have operated not only as detached observers but also as engaged organizers of social movements.
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Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field

Author: Rodney Benson,Erik Neveu

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633870

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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Building on and extending Pierre Bourdieu's critique of our media-saturated culture, this work presents case studies of such diverse phenomena as media coverage of the AIDS-contaminated blood scandal in France, US youth media activism, and political interview shows on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Journalistic Role Performance

Concepts, Contexts, and Methods

Author: Claudia Mellado,Lea Hellmueller,Wolfgang Donsbach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317667689

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This volume lays out the theoretical and methodological framework to introduce the concept of journalistic role performance, defined as the outcome of concrete newsroom decisions and the style of news reporting when considering different constraints that influence the news product. By connecting role conception to role performance, this book addresses how journalistic ideals manifest in practice. The authors of this book analyze the disconnection between journalists’ understanding of their role and their actual professional performance in a period of high uncertainty and excitement about the future of journalism due the changes the Internet and new technologies have brought to the profession.
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Digital Journalism

Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism

Author: Kevin Kawamoto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742526815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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In this innovative book, experts on digital journalism share their perspectives on what digital journalism is, where it came from, and where it may be going. Addressing many important issues in new media and journalism, authors take on history, convergence, ethics, online media and politics, and cutting-edge technology, from multimedia web sites to global satellite capabilities. Digital Journalism is a valuable resource for all journalism students and an intriguing read for anyone interested in the changing technology of news.
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Journalism

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Sarah Niblock

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 178074160X

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Journalism today is moving faster than ever before. With web 2.0, blogging, huge media conglomerates, 24-hours news networks, and tight legal frameworks, what is the purpose of journalism in the digital age? With priorities shifting, do journalists still strive for truth or are they solely concerned with "infotainment" -- driven by sales and ratings? This captivating guide explains the history of journalism, its everyday workings, and the ethical dilemmas that modern journalists face. Sarah Niblock is Head of Journalism at Brunel University, UK. As a journalist, she has written for the Independent, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
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Social Media and the Politics of Reportage

The 'Arab Spring'

Author: S. Bebawi,D. Bossio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137361409

Category: Social Science

Page: 153

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Social Media and the Politics of Reportage explores the journalistic challenges, issues and opportunities that have risen as a result of social media increasingly being used as a form of crisis reporting within the field of global journalism, with a focus on the protests during the 'Arab Spring'.
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Digital Activism Decoded

The New Mechanics of Change

Author: Mary C. Joyce

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781932716603

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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The media have recently been abuzz with cases of citizens around the world using digital technologies to push for social and political change-from the use of Twitter to amplify protests in Iran and Moldova to the thousands of American nonprofits creating Facebook accounts in the hopes of luring supporters. These stories have been published, discussed, extolled, and derided, but the underlying mechanics of this practice of digital activism are little understood. This new field, its dynamics, practices, misconceptions, and possible futures are presented together for the first time in Digital Activism Decoded.
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