Bridging The Gap

Essays on Inclusive Development and Education

Author: Latha Pillai,Babu Remesh

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132119401

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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India has just celebrated sixty-four years of independence. But is our country truly free? Is the maturity of a nation measured by the number of years in existence or by the development in its society? And whose development are we talking about? Ten leading luminaries from the field of politics, literature, media, art and culture, management, defense, and public administration raise these questions and try to answer them through their own specialized domains. Organized around two broad themes—“inclusion of the excluded” and “education for the marginalized” Bridging the Gap offer an exposition to the range of inequalities and challenges in different fields of social engagement, and open up possible ways of addressing these concerns. The contributors discuss inclusiveness and marginalization in the contemporary social contexts, their diverse dimensions, and interlinkages with various sources of social inequalities including caste-, class-, and gender-related factors.
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The Political Content of British Economic, Business and Financial Journalism

A Deficit of Perspectives

Author: Gary James Merrill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030040127

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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This book assesses the extent to which British news organizations gave exposure and credence to different political interpretations of economics and business news in the decade before the 2008 Financial Crisis. Through the content analysis of some 1,600 news items, this study provides compelling empirical evidence to inform often theoretical debates about neoliberal assumptions in the media. In each of the three pre-2008 case studies – economic globalization, private finance and public services, and Tesco – Merrill finds that the Telegraph, The Times, the Sunday Times and, to varying extents, the Guardian-Observer and the BBC gave limited exposure and credence to ideas from the left of the political spectrum. As such, he builds an important comparative picture of economic, business and financial journalism in the period before the defining event of the decade, the effects of which continue to resonate.
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Visual Guide to Financial Markets

Author: David Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118233255

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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A highly visual look at major investment opportunities from theminds at Bloomberg The essential guide for anyone trying to get a handle on thefundamentals of investing, the Bloomberg Visual Guide toFinancial Markets distills 30 years of Bloomberg expertise intoone straightforward, easy-to-read volume. The book teaches readersabout three basic investment options—governments, companies,and real assets, including gold and other commodities—andoffers valuable insights into money-market securities, bonds,stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, andalternatives. Designed to help financial professionals, students of finance,and individual investors understand the markets in which they'reinvesting, the book begins with simple investments before moving onto more complex choices. Explains bonds, stocks, derivatives, mutual funds,exchange-traded funds, and alternatives such as hedge funds Explores the three Rs of returns, risks, and relative valuethat are associated with each type of investment Provides a highly visual presentation with an emphasis ongraphics and professional applications The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets gives thereader a clear picture of what underlies market structure,instruments, and dynamics and how to capitalize on theseelements.
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Business Journalism

How to Report on Business and Economics

Author: Keith Hayes

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430263504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Business Journalism: How to Report on Business and Economics is a basic guide for journalists working in countries moving to open-market economies, students in journalism courses, journalists changing direction from general news reporting to business and economic reporting, and bloggers. It also explains the differences in technique required for general reporters to deliver business news for text, TV, or radio. Veteran journalist Keith Hayes, who has worked for such organizations as Reuters, PBS, the BBC, CBC, and CNBC, provides a quick reference to journalistic practice that covers everything from how to meet a deadline to getting answers from company or government officials who would rather not talk. It also provides background on specific knowledge that journalists should have to report on the business and the economy accurately and with insight. That includes understanding the major markets and how they work, learning to read a balance sheet, and getting the story even when a company or government sets up roadblocks. As Hayes demonstrates, effective journalists are story tellers who need to tell the story well while making certain they are providing the facts as they find them and understand them. Among other things, readers will also learn: How to write a business news story How to report business news on television How to report in a globalized business world How to get usable information from press conferences and briefings The basics of macroeconomics, the financial markets, and company-specific financial data How to dig for facts and get the story This book covers comprehensively the basics of business and economic reporting. With its insights and tips from Hayes and other veteran journalists, it’s a book that will remain on your shelf for years to come and help you acquire and cement career-enhancing skills. It will also help you hone your craft as you begin to write more sophisticated stories and take jobs of increasing responsibility.
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The Media and Financial Crises

Comparative and Historical Perspectives

Author: Steve Schifferes,Richard Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317624513

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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The Media and Financial Crises provides unique insights into the debate on the role of the media in the global financial crisis. Coverage is inter-disciplinary, with contributions from media studies, political economy and journalists themselves. It features a wide range of countries, including the USA, UK, Ireland, Greece, Spain and Australia, and a completely new history of financial crises in the British press over 150 years. Editors Steve Schifferes and Richard Roberts have assembled an expert set of contributors, including Joseph E Stiglitz and Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times. The role of the media has been central in shaping our response to the financial crisis. Examining its performance in comparative and historical perspectives is crucial to ensuring that the media does a better job next time. The book has five distinct parts: The Banking Crisis and the Media The Euro-Crisis and the Media Challenges for the Media The Lessons of History Media Messengers Under Interrogation The Media and Financial Crises offers broad and coherent coverage, making it ideal for both students and scholars of financial journalism, journalism studies, media studies, and media and economic history.
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Business Journalism

A Critical Political Economy Approach

Author: Ibrahim Seaga Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646460

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach critically explores the failures of business journalists in striking the balance between the bottom line business model and their role in defending the public interest. Drawing on historical and political economic perspectives and analysing these in relation to critical political economic theory, the book explores failures of business journalism through the dwindling of social responsibility in the business journalist’s role in holding political and corporate power to account. Ibrahim Seaga Shaw draws on a diverse range of case studies, including: investigative journalism in The Standard Oil and Enron Scandals corporate propaganda in relation to business reporting financial Journalism and the global financial crises of the late-90s and 2008 public business journalism and subprime mortgage loans, horsemeat and bent iPhone 6 scandals ethical challenges of business and journalism from developed to emerging BRICS economies business or financial journalism? Modernity vs postmodernity, macroeconomics vs microeconomics challenges of business journalism in the digital age. Business Journalism: A Critical Political Economy Approach is essential reading for students and scholars interested in understanding the historical failings and potential futures for business journalism and those wishing to develop specialist financial, economic and business reporting in today’s globalised media landscape.
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The Beginnings of Scholarly Economic Journalism

The Austrian Economist and The German Economist

Author: Jürgen Backhaus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461400790

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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The twin journals, Der Österreichische Volkswirt (The Austrian Economist) and Der Deutsche Volkswirt (The German Economist) were created by Gustav Stolper, godfather of Joseph Schumpeter, first in Vienna and then after the First World War, in Berlin. Schumpeter was to become a frequent contributor of the Berlin-based journal, which combined a successful blend of economic analysis and political and business insider knowledge which Stolper gained with his famous and sought after parties at his Wannsee villa. The two publications offer a kaleidoscope of many different ideas and concepts, some of which are addressed in this book, including philosophy, demography, monetary aspects, foreign developments, employment policy, and politics. The personal and professional contributions of Gustav Stolper and his secretary, Lilo Linke, are also discussed. Very little has been published on these early ventures into economic journalism, and this book will appeal to anyone studying economic journalism or the economic history of early twentieth century Europe.
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The Markets and the Media

Business News and Stock Market Movements

Author: Thomas Schuster

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739113318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

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In recent years there has been a great influx of sources for business and financial news, yet the hope that this financial media boom would lead to the democratization of the financial markets has not been realized. Thomas Schuster's The Markets and the Media explores why the expansion of economic communication has proven to be of only limited benefit, arguing that the financial media boom has had negative repercussions resulting in substantial costs for the individual as well as the system. The Markets and the Media stands alone in its class: It is the first comprehensive analysis focusing on the complex, intricate, and often puzzling relationship between the financial markets and the mass media. Featuring a comprehensive business bibliography, this book is a must-read for both finance experts and media scholars.
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