Networked Press Freedom

Networked Press Freedom

In Networked Press Freedom, Mike Ananny offers a new way to think about freedom of the press in a time when media systems are in fundamental flux.

Author: Mike Ananny

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262345835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Reimagining press freedom in a networked era: not just a journalist's right to speak but also a public's right to hear. In Networked Press Freedom, Mike Ananny offers a new way to think about freedom of the press in a time when media systems are in fundamental flux. Ananny challenges the idea that press freedom comes only from heroic, lone journalists who speak truth to power. Instead, drawing on journalism studies, institutional sociology, political theory, science and technology studies, and an analysis of ten years of journalism discourse about news and technology, he argues that press freedom emerges from social, technological, institutional, and normative forces that vie for power and fight for visions of democratic life. He shows how dominant, historical ideals of professionalized press freedom often mistook journalistic freedom from constraints for the public's freedom to encounter the rich mix of people and ideas that self-governance requires. Ananny's notion of press freedom ensures not only an individual right to speak, but also a public right to hear. Seeing press freedom as essential for democratic self-governance, Ananny explores what publics need, what kind of free press they should demand, and how today's press freedom emerges from intertwined collections of humans and machines. If someone says, “The public needs a free press,” Ananny urges us to ask in response, “What kind of public, what kind of freedom, and what kind of press?” Answering these questions shows what robust, self-governing publics need to demand of technologists and journalists alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Networked Press Freedom

Networked Press Freedom

Title: Networked press freedom : creating infrastructures for a public right to hear / Mike Ananny. Description: Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2018. | Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Stanford University, Department of Communication ...

Author: Mike Ananny

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262037747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Reimagining press freedom in a networked era: not just a journalist's right to speak but also a public's right to hear. In Networked Press Freedom, Mike Ananny offers a new way to think about freedom of the press in a time when media systems are in fundamental flux. Ananny challenges the idea that press freedom comes only from heroic, lone journalists who speak truth to power. Instead, drawing on journalism studies, institutional sociology, political theory, science and technology studies, and an analysis of ten years of journalism discourse about news and technology, he argues that press freedom emerges from social, technological, institutional, and normative forces that vie for power and fight for visions of democratic life. He shows how dominant, historical ideals of professionalized press freedom often mistook journalistic freedom from constraints for the public's freedom to encounter the rich mix of people and ideas that self-governance requires. Ananny's notion of press freedom ensures not only an individual right to speak, but also a public right to hear. Seeing press freedom as essential for democratic self-governance, Ananny explores what publics need, what kind of free press they should demand, and how today's press freedom emerges from intertwined collections of humans and machines. If someone says, “The public needs a free press,” Ananny urges us to ask in response, “What kind of public, what kind of freedom, and what kind of press?” Answering these questions shows what robust, self-governing publics need to demand of technologists and journalists alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Freedom

Media Freedom

ThirdSector. https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/investigative-journalism-charitable-purpose-say-peers/communications/article/1117728 Ananny, M. (2018). Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear. MIT Press.

Author: Damian Tambini

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509544707

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The contentious role of social media in recent elections and referendums has brought to the fore once again the fundamental question of media freedom and the extent to which, and the way in which, the media should be regulated in a modern democratic society. This book surveys the history of media in the US, the UK and Europe in order to develop a new theory of media freedom that is capable of resolving current controversies about how best to regulate the media, including the internet and social media. Tambini argues that democratic regulation of the media must build upon – and learn from – the long history of accommodation between the press, broadcasting, the state and corporate power. By attending to this history, we can see that media freedom is not absolute but rather conditional, taking the form of a social contract of privileges and connected duties. Tambini develops this social contract account of media freedom and applies it to different media sectors, from the press and broadcasting to the internet and social media. Above all, he argues for a renewed role for international human rights law standards in media governance, and an end to American exceptionalism. Written for students, scholars, policymakers and media professionals, this wide-ranging book will be of interest to everyone concerned about the role of the media in our societies and about the health of our democracies.
Categories: Social Science

Positive Free Speech

Positive Free Speech

Ananny, M, Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear (Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2018). Anderson, D, Control Orders in 2011: Final Report of The Independent Reviewer on The Prevention of Terrorism Act ...

Author: Andrew T Kenyon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509908318

Category: Law

Page: 208

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Freedom of expression is generally analysed as a bare liberty against restraint by state action. Underpinning rationales for freedom of speech very often imply, however, that the concept also has important positive aspects, and that to be truly 'democratic' the modern polity requires more than negative freedom. In contemporary conditions, this understanding of free speech raises matters such as media diversity or pluralism, the concept of voice and access to the public sphere, access to information, and the need to rethink the audience in relation to public speech. Whether securing positive free speech is a matter of politics or of law, a task for legislatures or for courts, is an open question. On one level, any programme of inculcating positive dimensions of free speech might be understood as inherently polycentric and hence political in character. Yet, a number of jurisdictions evince enhanced legal recognition for the principle. The aim of this collection of papers is to interrogate the rationales of positive free speech, to consider the political and juridical methods by which it has or may be more fully reflected in the modern state, and to consider the range of practical contexts in which its valorisation has or would have significant implications. The contributors are drawn from an array of European and international jurisdictions. They include academic lawyers and communications researchers
Categories: Law

Reckoning

Reckoning

Retrieved from http://culturedigitally.org/2018/07/ networked-press-freedom/. Ananny, M. (2018). Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Anderson, B. (1991).

Author: Candis Callison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190067106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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How do journalists know what they know? Who gets to decide what good journalism is and when it's done right? What sort of expertise do journalists have, and what role should and do they play in society? Until a couple of decades ago, journalists rarely asked these questions, largely because the answers were generally undisputed. Now, the stakes are rising for journalists as they face real-time critique and audience pushback for their ethics, news reporting, and relevance. Yet the crises facing journalism have been narrowly defined as the result of disruption by new technologies and economic decline. This book argues that the concerns are in fact much more profound. Drawing on their five years of research with journalists in the U.S. and Canada, in a variety of news organizations from startups and freelancers to mainstream media, the authors find a digital reckoning taking place regarding journalism's founding ideals and methods. The book explores journalism's long-standing representational harms, arguing that despite thoughtful explorations of the role of publics in journalism, the profession hasn't adequately addressed matters of gender, race, intersectionality, and settler colonialism. In doing so, the authors rethink the basis for what journalism says it could and should do, suggesting that a turn to strong objectivity and systems journalism provides a path forward. They offer insights from journalists' own experiences and efforts at repair, reform, and transformation to consider how journalism can address its limits and possibilities along with widening media publics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Metrics at Work

Metrics at Work

Networked News Time: How Slow—or Fast—Do Publics Need News To Be?” Digital Journalism 4(4):414–431. Ananny, Mike. 2018. Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Author: Angèle Christin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691175232

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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From Circulation Numbers to Web Analytics: Journalists and their Readers in the United States and France -- Utopian Beginnings: A Tale of Two Websites -- Entering the Chase for Clicks: Transatlantic Convergences -- The Multiple Meanings of Clicks: Journalists and Algorithmic Publics -- The Fast and the Slow: Producing Online News in Real Time -- Between Exposure and Unpaid Work: Compensation and Freelance Careers in Online News -- Conclusion.
Categories: Computers

Democracy of Expression

Democracy of Expression

... Philip Napoli suggests, the need to re-evaluate free speech's positive dimensions may now be essential: 118 Mike Ananny, Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear (Cambridge MA: MIT Press 2018) 38.

Author: Andrew T. Kenyon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108786027

Category: Law

Page:

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Free speech has positive dimensions of enablement and negative dimensions of non-restraint, both of which require protection for democracy to have substantial communicative legitimacy. In Democracy of Expression, Andrew Kenyon explores this need for sustained plural public speech linked with positive communicative freedom. Drawing on sources from media studies, human rights, political theory, free speech theory and case law, Kenyon shows how positive dimensions of free speech could be imagined and pursued. While recognising that democratic governments face challenges of public communication and free speech that cannot be easily solved, Kenyon argues that understanding the nature of these challenges (including the value of positive free speech) at least makes possible a democracy of expression in which society has a voice, formulates judgments, and makes effective claims of government. In this groundbreaking work, Kenyon not only reframes how we conceptualize free speech, but also provides a roadmap for reform.
Categories: Law

Power in Ideas

Power in Ideas

Networked press freedom: Creating infrastructures for a public right to hear. MIT Press. Apramian, T., Cristancho, S., Watling, C., & Lingard, L. (2017). (Re) Grounding grounded theory: A close reading of theory in four schools.

Author: Kirsten Adams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108952651

Category: Political Science

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This Element argues that understanding media and democracy in troubled times requires an analytical framework that takes seriously the role of ideas in political life and communication. We develop a framework for analyzing ideas and argue that the empirical study of ideas should combine interpretive approaches to derive meaning and understand influence with quantitative analysis to help determine the reach, spread, and impact of ideas. We illustrate our approach through three case studies: the idea of reparations in Ta-Nehisi Coates's 'The Case for Reparations,' the idea of free expression in Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook policy speech at Georgetown, and Andrew Yang's idea of the “Freedom Dividend” as a form of universal basic income. We trace the landscapes and spheres within which these ideas emerged and were articulated within, the ways they were encoded in discourse, the fields they travelled across, and how they became powerful.
Categories: Political Science

Journalism and the Future of Democracy

Journalism and the Future of Democracy

Agents of Power: The Media and Public Policy. Longman. Ananny, M. (2019). Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear. The MIT Press. Arendt, H. (1968). Between Past and Future: Eight Exercises in ...

Author: Denis Muller

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030767617

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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This book is about how journalism can contribute to the recovery of democracy from the crisis exemplified by the Trump presidency, the Brexit referendum and the rise of populism across the Western world. It explores the ethical concepts that provide the foundation for journalism in modern democracies: pluralism, liberalism, tolerance, truth, free speech, and impartiality. History has shown that crisis brings opportunity for change on a scale that is unachievable under ordinary political conditions, and this book proposes fundamental ways in which journalism can help democratic societies seize the moment. It traces the development of traditional mass media and social media and explores how the two might work better together to benefit democratic life. The development of press theory is described, and enhanced by a proposed new theory, Democratic Revival.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Social Fact

The Social Fact

News and Knowledge in a Networked World John P. Wihbey ... A. Gutmann (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992), 26. 25. ... Mike Ananny, Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear (Cambridge, ...

Author: John P. Wihbey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262039598

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

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How the structure of news, information, and knowledge is evolving and how news media can foster social connection. While the public believes that journalism remains crucial for democracy, there is a general sense that the news media are performing this role poorly. In The Social Fact, John Wihbey makes the case that journalism can better serve democracy by focusing on ways of fostering social connection. Wihbey explores how the structure of news, information, and knowledge and their flow through society are changing, and he considers ways in which news media can demonstrate the highest possible societal value in the context of these changes. Wihbey examines network science as well as the interplay between information and communications technologies (ICTs) and the structure of knowledge in society. He discusses the underlying patterns that characterize our increasingly networked world of information—with its viral phenomena and whiplash-inducing trends, its extremes and surprises. How can the traditional media world be reconciled with the world of social, peer-to-peer platforms, crowdsourcing, and user-generated content? Wihbey outlines a synthesis for news producers and advocates innovation in approach, form, and purpose. The Social Fact provides a valuable framework for doing audience-engaged media work of many kinds in our networked, hybrid media environment. It will be of interest to all those concerned about the future of news and public affairs.
Categories: Technology & Engineering