Media Crossroads

Media Crossroads

Title: Media crossroads : intersections of space and identity in screen cultures / edited by Paula J. Massood, Angel Daniel Matos, and Pamela Robertson Wojcik. Description: Durham : Duke University Press, 2021.

Author: Paula J. Massood

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478021308

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

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The contributors to Media Crossroads examine space and place in media as they intersect with sexuality, race, ethnicity, age, class, and ability. Considering a wide range of film, television, video games, and other media, the authors show how spaces—from the large and fantastical to the intimate and virtual—are shaped by the social interactions and intersections staged within them. The highly teachable essays include analyses of media representations of urban life and gentrification, the ways video games allow users to adopt an experiential understanding of space, the intersection of the regulation of bodies and spaces, and how style and aesthetics can influence intersectional thinking. Whether interrogating the construction of Portland as a white utopia in Portlandia or the link between queerness and the spatial design and gaming mechanics in the Legend of Zelda video game series, the contributors deepen understanding of screen cultures in ways that redefine conversations around space studies in film and media. Contributors. Amy Corbin, Desirée J. Garcia, Joshua Glick, Noelle Griffis, Malini Guha, Ina Rae Hark, Peter C. Kunze, Paula J. Massood, Angel Daniel Matos, Nicole Erin Morse, Elizabeth Patton, Matthew Thomas Payne, Merrill Schleier, Jacqueline Sheean, Sarah Louise Smyth, Erica Stein, Kirsten Moana Thompson, John Vanderhoef, Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Categories: Performing Arts

Global Social Media Design

Global Social Media Design

Before we realized, younger generations were already in the social media playground, interacting with its mechanism and algorithms, eager to change the world. With a sense of urgency, the time has come to reshape the crossroads of ...

Author: Huatong Sun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190845599

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Social media users fracture into tribes, but social media ecosystems are globally interconnected technically, socially, culturally, and economically. At the crossroads, Huatong Sun, author of Cross-Cultural Technology Design, presents theory, method, and case studies to uncover the global interconnectedness of social media design and reorient universal design standards. Centering on the dynamics between structure and agency, Sun draws on practice theories and transnational fieldwork and articulates a critical design approach. The "CLUE2 (CLUE squared)" framework extends from situated activity to social practice, and connects macro institutions with micro interactions to redress asymmetrical relations in everyday life. Why were Japanese users not crazed about Facebook? Would Twitter have had been more successful than its copycat Weibo in China if not banned? How did mobilities and value propositions play out in the competition of WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, and KakaoTalk for global growth? Illustrating the cultural entanglement with a relational view of design, Sun provides three provocative accounts of cross-cultural social media design and use. Concepts such as affordance, genre, and uptake are demonstrated as design tools to bind the material with the discursive and leap from the critical to the generative for culturally sustaining design. Sun calls to reshape the crossroads into a design square where differences are nourished as design resources, where diverse discourses interact for innovation, and where alternative design epistemes thrive from the local. This timely book will appeal to researchers, students, and practitioners who design across disciplines, paradigms, and boundaries to bridge differences in this increasingly globalized world.
Categories: Psychology

Journalism Ethics at the Crossroads

Journalism Ethics at the Crossroads

Source whisperers: press gallery divided over revealing raid leaker. The Guardian. 27 October. Accessed 28 October. Meade, Amanda. 2019. Australian media broadcast footage from Christchurch shootings despite police pleas The Guardian.

Author: Roger Patching

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516047

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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This book provides journalism students with an easy-to-read yet theoretically rich guide to the dialectics, contradictions, problems, and promises encapsulated in the term ‘journalism ethics’. Offering an overview of a series of crises that have shaken global journalism to its foundations in the last decade, including the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the 2020 US presidential election, the book explores the structural and ethical problems that shape the journalism industry today. The authors discuss the three principle existential crises that continue to plague the news industry: a failing business model, technological disruption, and growing public mistrust of journalism. Other topics covered include social media ethics, privacy concerns, chequebook journalism, as well as a new analysis of journalism theory that critiques the well-worn tropes of objectivity, the Fourth Estate, freedom of the press, and the marketplace of ideas to develop a sophisticated materialist reimagining of journalism ethics. This is a key text for students of journalism, mass communication, and media ethics, as well as for academics, researchers, and communications professionals interested in contemporary journalism ethics.
Categories: Social Science

Civic Media Literacies Open Access

Civic Media Literacies  Open Access

“Civic Media.” In Renee Hobbs and Paul Mihailidis (eds.): International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. ... These considerations are taken from the 2016 report: Digital Crossroads: Civic Media and Migration by Paul Mihailidis, ...

Author: Paul Mihailidis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315526034

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Civic life today is mediated. Communities small and large are now using connective platforms to share information, engage in local issues, facilitate vibrant debate, and advocate for social causes. In this timely book, Paul Mihailidis explores the texture of daily engagement in civic life, and the resources—human, technological, and practical—that citizens employ when engaging in civic actions for positive social impact. In addition to examining the daily civic actions that are embedded in media and digital literacies and human connectedness, Mihailidis outlines a model for empowering young citizens to use media to meaningfully engage in daily life.
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Diasporas Media and Culture

The Handbook of Diasporas  Media  and Culture

'Crossroads' notes on soap opera. ... Transnational crossroads for media and diaspora: Three challenges for research. In O. G. Bailey, M. Georgiou, & R. Harindranath (Eds.), Transnational lives and the media: Re‐imagining ...

Author: Jessica Retis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119236726

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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A multidisciplinary, authoritative outline of the current intellectual landscape of the field. Over the past three decades, the term ‘diaspora’ has been featured in many research studies and in wider theoretical debates in areas such as communications, the humanities, social sciences, politics, and international relations. The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture explores new dimensions of human mobility and connectivity—presenting state-of-the-art research and key debates on the intersection of media, cultural, and diasporic studies This innovative and timely book helps readers to understand diasporic cultures and their impact on the globalized world. The Handbook presents contributions from internationally-recognized scholars and researchers to strengthen understanding of diasporas and diasporic cultures, diasporic media and cultural resources, and the various forms of diasporic organization, expression, production, distribution, and consumption. Divided into seven sections, this wide-ranging volume covers topics such as methodological challenges and innovations in diasporic research, the construction of diasporic identity, the politics of diasporic integration, the intersection of gender and generation with the diasporic condition, new technologies in media, and many others. A much-needed resource for anyone with interest diasporic studies, this book: Presents new and original theory, research, and essays Employs unique methodological and conceptual debates Offers contributions from a multidisciplinary team of scholars and researchers Explores new and emerging trends in the study of diasporas and media Applies a wide-ranging, international perspective to the subject Due to its international perspective, interdisciplinary approach, and wide range of authors from around the world, The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, and researchers in areas that focus on the relationship of media and society, ethnic identity, race, class and gender, globalization and immigration, and other relevant fields.
Categories: Social Science

Culture at the Crossroads

Culture at the Crossroads

With the knowledge that Kennedy was “the most photogenic president in the TV era, and arguably the first to use the medium of television to communicate regularly with the public,” the president's speech could be interpreted as proof of ...

Author: Asma Hichri

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527570467

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This collection explores the interfaces of culture, gender, and power from politico-religious, linguistic, legal and historiographic perspectives. More importantly, the contributions gathered here examine culture’s manifestations in different socio-economic, political, theoretical, and discursive contexts. Being aware of “the crisis in humanities,” researchers, scholars and experts seek to relocate culture and cultural studies within academia and analyze the epistemological relationship between culture and education, while also trying to eschew and refashion the stale conventional methodologies of approaching culture as an academic subject. Is it possible to go beyond the “crisis in humanities” by valorizing culture in social and human sciences, on the one hand, and natural and exact sciences, on the other, especially when we take into consideration the escalation of fundamentalist, extremist and xenophobic tendencies all over the globe? How can we approach the issues of ethics and teaching humanities and sciences? This book moves beyond conventional conceptions of culture that associate it with knowledge and enlightenment to suggest a holistic view of culture that enacts the dialectics of power, nationality, class, gender, and ethnicity in an ever-shifting transnational context. Engaging readers in a lively intellectual and cultural debate, this volume is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, critics, and scholars from various academic fields and disciplines, including historiography, cultural studies, anthropology, political science, literature and critical theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Media Worlds

Media Worlds

Crossroads, then, as the first postindependence and now indigenously produced teleserial, represents a highly contested site where past and present politics, genres, ideologies, and nationalism meet the melodramatic glamour of Santa ...

Author: Faye D. Ginsburg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520928169

Category: Social Science

Page: 429

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This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media—film, television, video—are used in societies around the globe, often in places that have been off the map of conventional media studies. The contributors, key figures in this new field, cover topics ranging from indigenous media projects around the world to the unexpected effects of state control of media to the local impact of film and television as they travel transnationally. Their essays, mostly new work produced for this volume, bring provocative new theoretical perspectives grounded in cross-cultural ethnographic realities to the study of media.
Categories: Social Science



Evaluating CrossRoads ' 1995 Summer Media Institute SECOND CLASS PAID AT BERKELEY , CA INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL. BY MARU SALAZAR Whe organizing experiences , and we became friends . The objectives of the media institute were not met ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106013372229

Category: Communism


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Categories: Communism

Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights

Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights

With present-day media demonstrably failing to produce the critical mass of news and information that democracy requires, we find ourselves at a media crossroads where important decisions about the path ahead need to be made.

Author: Robert W. McChesney

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595587497

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Essays by Thomas Frank, Clay Shirky, David Simon, and others: “Anyone concerned about the state of journalism should read this book.” —Library Journal The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.
Categories: Social Science

Who Owns the Media

Who Owns the Media

The media crossroads We stand at crossroads in media and communications . At stake is the type of media environment we seek to inhabit , from local to global level , for ourselves and future generations . Formidable forces propel us ...

Author: Pradip Thomas

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106018081775

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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The US model of media control and policy making is being rapidly exported across the world. Some countries are attempting to preserve their own cultural production, and there are moves to try to keep culture out of the control of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Many books on the political economy of communications have either focused on general tendencies internationally, or have focused on the links between markets and media freedom in specific countries and regions. The uniqueness of this book lies in its focus on both local and international forces. While critiquing international capital, it also acknowledges the bargains that are struck between the local operators and transnationals. The contributors demonstrate the misfit between media ownership and public accountability and look ahead for ways to enable citizens around the world become effective participants in media policy making.
Categories: Political Science