The Democratic Value of News

The Democratic Value of News

The Democratic Value of News provides a useful hybrid of theory and practice and helpfully introduces the concept and history of public service broadcasting.

Author: Stephen Cushion

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137272393

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Just how important are public service media to democratic culture? Stephen Cushion puts forward the convincing argument that, for all the commercial choice and competition in contemporary news culture, public service media do not only remain distinctive from market-driven media, they contribute to raising the editorial standards of journalism more widely as well. At a time when public service media are under increasing pressure to justify their licence fees, Cushion undertakes a comprehensive review of studies examining the 'quality' of journalism produced by public and market-driven media around the world. In doing so, some important and timely questions are raised: Do public service media supply editorially distinctive news to market-driven media? Should citizens continue to subsidize news when so much commercial competition and choice is available? Reviewing also the impact news has on people's knowledge, civic participation and levels of trust towards competing media systems, he finds that the democratic value of news is more likely to be enhanced when it is produced by public rather than market-driven media. The Democratic Value of News provides a useful hybrid of theory and practice and helpfully introduces the concept and history of public service broadcasting. It aims to develop and encourage scholarship asking whether public service media are distinctive from market-driven systems, in addition to serving as an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Media, Journalism and Communication studies. STEPHEN CUSHION is a Lecturer in Journalism at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, UK.
Categories: Social Science

Democracy Without Journalism

Democracy Without Journalism

Stephen Cushion, The Democratic Value of News (Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2012); Frank Esser et al., “Political Information Opportunities in
Europe: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study of Thirteen Television Systems,”
International ...

Author: Victor Pickard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190946753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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As local media institutions collapse and news deserts sprout up across the country, the US is facing a profound journalism crisis. Meanwhile, continuous revelations about the role that major media outlets--from Facebook to Fox News--play in the spread of misinformation have exposed deep pathologies in American communication systems. Despite these threats to democracy, policy responses have been woefully inadequate. In Democracy Without Journalism? Victor Pickard argues that we're overlooking the core roots of the crisis. By uncovering degradations caused by run-amok commercialism, he brings into focus the historical antecedents, market failures, and policy inaction that led to the implosion of commercial journalism and the proliferation of misinformation through both social media and mainstream news. The problem isn't just the loss of journalism or irresponsibility of Facebook, but the very structure upon which our profit-driven media system is built. The rise of a "misinformation society" is symptomatic of historical and endemic weaknesses in the American media system tracing back to the early commercialization of the press in the 1800s. While professionalization was meant to resolve tensions between journalism's public service and profit imperatives, Pickard argues that it merely camouflaged deeper structural maladies. Journalism has always been in crisis. The market never supported the levels of journalism--especially local, international, policy, and investigative reporting--that a healthy democracy requires. Today these long-term defects have metastasized. In this book, Pickard presents a counter-narrative that shows how the modern journalism crisis stems from media's historical over-reliance on advertising revenue, the ascendance of media monopolies, and a lack of public oversight. He draws attention to the perils of monopoly control over digital infrastructures and the rise of platform monopolies, especially the "Facebook problem." He looks to experiments from the Progressive and New Deal Eras--as well as public media models around the world--to imagine a more reliable and democratic information system. The book envisions what a new kind of journalism might look like, emphasizing the need for a publicly owned and democratically governed media system. Amid growing scrutiny of unaccountable monopoly control over media institutions and concerns about the consequences to democracy, now is an opportune moment to address fundamental flaws in US news and information systems and push for alternatives. Ultimately, the goal is to reinvent journalism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Political Register for

The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Political Register for

... the Louis in 1896 . silver dollar having been the legal unit of DEMOCRATS .
value from the foundation of the federal government until 1873 , the law by which
its Resolved . First - That we hereby reaffirm coinage was suspended should be ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081732517

Category: Almanacs, American

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Daily News Almanac and Political Register

Daily News Almanac and Political Register

... the Louis in 1896 . silver dollar having been the legal unit of DEMOCRATS .
value from the foundation of the federal government until 1873 . the law by which
its Resolred , First - That we hereby rea firm coinage was suspended should be ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044097927701

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News for Farmer Cooperatives

News for Farmer Cooperatives

... to recognize the economic and democratic value of cooperatives ... their
contribution to Colorado's economy . son Nebraska – Frank B. Morrison ,
Governor ... agriculture in Nebraska has been advanced through cooperative
efforts neighbors ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435064204811

Category: Agriculture, Cooperative

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Categories: Agriculture, Cooperative

The Internet Trap

The Internet Trap

How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy
Matthew Hindman ... Not only is the health of news of crucial democratic
importance, but it is also the area where the digital attention economy has
wrought the biggest ...

Author: Matthew Hindman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691159263

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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A book that challenges everything you thought you knew about the online economy The internet was supposed to fragment audiences and make media monopolies impossible. Instead, behemoths like Google and Facebook now dominate the time we spend online—and grab all the profits from the attention economy. The Internet Trap explains how this happened. This provocative and timely book sheds light on the stunning rise of the digital giants and the online struggles of nearly everyone else—and reveals what small players can do to survive in a game that is rigged against them. Matthew Hindman shows how seemingly tiny advantages in attracting users can snowball over time. The internet has not reduced the cost of reaching audiences—it has merely shifted who pays and how. Challenging some of the most enduring myths of digital life, Hindman explains why the internet is not the postindustrial technology that has been sold to the public, how it has become mathematically impossible for grad students in a garage to beat Google, and why net neutrality alone is no guarantee of an open internet. He also explains why the challenges for local digital news outlets and other small players are worse than they appear and demonstrates what it really takes to grow a digital audience and stay alive in today’s online economy. The Internet Trap shows why, even on the internet, there is still no such thing as a free audience.
Categories: Political Science

The Social Fact

The Social Fact

News and Knowledge in a Networked World John P. Wihbey ... where journalists
exercise scrutiny over elites and institutions, seeking to hold them to account for
the democratic values of the civil sphere— equality, liberty, and justice—through
 ...

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

News from Sweden

News from Sweden

In our opinion , it is of inestimable value for Swedish democracy that the Social
Democratic Labor party has waged such a consistent and successful campaign
against the Communists . This fight has been directed by the Prime Minister , who
 ...

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ISBN: IND:30000108538160

Category: World War, 1939-1945

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Categories: World War, 1939-1945

News Bulletin of the Institute of International Education

News Bulletin of the Institute of International Education

If religion is defined as the pattern of organization of life in relation to values
regarded as ultimate , then “ the principle that church and state should be
separate does not mean that religion and state should be severed . Indeed ,
according to a ...

Author: Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035868499

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

Filtering the News

Filtering the News

It is folly to think any nation could claim to be the primary repository of any single
democratic value , let alone the ideal of democracy . Claims that the United
States is the ultimate fulfillment of the values of justice also must come to terms
with ...

Author: BLACK ROSE BOOKS

Publisher: Black Rose Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015062611333

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Herman and Chomsky's 'propaganda model' argues that there are five classes of 'filters' in society that determine what is news; in other words, what gets printed in newspapers or broadcast by radio and television. They are: ownership (is the story in line with the media owner's interests); advertising (is the story in line with the advertiser's interests); sourcing (does the story come from government departments and/or other powerful players); flack (if the story is aired, can the subjects of it pose a real threat, like the government, big advertisers and other organized groups); and ideology (does the story justify political maneuvering and defend corporate interests around the world). Whether a news item is going to be used by the media or not is going to depend on if it can pass through these filters. Filtering the News begins with a critical review and assessment of the propaganda model, then applies Herman and Chomsky's model to a range of ongoing news events including Bush's war propaganda machine and the American mainstream media; Israeli propaganda; El Salvador and the question of intellectual responsibility; news coverage of near-genocide in occupied East Timor; the media on the environment; and Dan Rather and the problem with patriotism and American journalism, post-9/11. In the final chapters, Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model is revisited, and several common criticisms of the model are reflected upon and scrutinized. Contributors include: Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, Bob Everton, Peter Eglin, Robert Jensen, Jeffery Klaehn, James Winter and Paul Boin. Jeffery Klaehn teaches sociology at the University of Guelph. Apart from being published in a range of scholarly journals, including Portuguese Studies Review, Cultural Dynamics, Journalism Studies, and The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, he is the editor of Studies in Popular Culture: Comic Books and Comic Book Culture.
Categories: Education

Chicago Daily News National Almanac for

Chicago Daily News National Almanac for

... the legal unit of DEMOCRATS . value from the foundation of the federal
government until 1873 , the law by which its Resolved , First - That we hereby
reafirm coinage was suspended should be repealed our faith in the principles set
forth and ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112047799447

Category: Almanacs, American

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The LRF News

The LRF News

Democracy. And. Good. Governance. Police Officer Releases Suspect The Land
Act KABWE LEGAL ADVICE. Other nations need ... A democratic government is
guided by the rule of jaw to entrench democratic values in society. These values
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121691633

Category: Human rights

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Food First News

Food First News

Public life is a rewarding arena of everyday life ; of stimulating diversity distinct
from the familiarity of form classrooms into laboratories : citizen democracy . Our
new book , ing America ' s Values , is a big firs we ground dialogue about comple
 ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172014828850

Category: Food supply

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International Trade Union News

International Trade Union News

We in the American labour movement intend to honour his memory by renewing
our dedication to the democratic values he so forcefully articulated again for our
time . We are more determined than ever to realise the great possibilities inherent
 ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924092605462

Category: Labor unions

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Categories: Labor unions

Comparative Literature News letter

Comparative Literature News letter

Through such reflection , he can be helped to develop an increasingly concrete
and increasingly discriminating sense of the democratic system of values as his
ultimate critical criterion . Such a criterion implies the need to differentiate
between ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015614519

Category: Comparative literature

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A I D Evaluation News

A I D  Evaluation News

... basic education Strengthening democratic representation Supporting respect
for human rights Promoting lawful governance Encouraging democratic values
Improving natural resources management Reducing environmental degradation
 ...

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059172117113650

Category: Economic assistance, American

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Categories: Economic assistance, American

U S News World Report

U S  News   World Report

Jesus's teachings were the same as traditional Democratic values. The
Democrats need to begin a gradual campaign to bring out the positive side of the
many things they stand for. Michael T. Field Gambier, Ohio THE DEMOCRATS
HAVE ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114617181

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

British Book News

British Book News

Forthcoming Books May 1991 Social Sciences BPO Addresses democratic BPO
Examines the importance issues from a ... and toward democratic values and the
lessons to be drawn from the practices because of European experience of the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015064549481

Category: Best books

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
Categories: Best books

Indonesia News Service

Indonesia News Service

This democratic value perhaps , in real terms is something we never share here
because it is little more than a slogan ... Filipinos were able to share values like
this as part of their American heritage , once they were able to rid their country of
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066178768

Category: Indonesia

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Categories: Indonesia

Federal Bar News Journal

Federal Bar News   Journal

Of immediate advance our democratic values from an gua , the Administration
has undercut the moral relevance to human rights discussions is not empty chair .
It doesn ' t take skilled guessimprimatur upon which U . S . policy in El Sal - only ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105061036690

Category: Bar associations

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Categories: Bar associations