We the Media

Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People

Author: Dan Gillmor

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553913

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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"We the Media, has become something of a bible for those who believe the online medium will change journalism for the better." -Financial Times Big Media has lost its monopoly on the news, thanks to the Internet. Now that it's possible to publish in real time to a worldwide audience, a new breed of grassroots journalists are taking the news into their own hands. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras, these readers-turned-reporters are transforming the news from a lecture into a conversation. In We the Media, nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist and blogger Dan Gillmor tells the story of this emerging phenomenon and sheds light on this deep shift in how we make--and consume--the news. Gillmor shows how anyone can produce the news, using personal blogs, Internet chat groups, email, and a host of other tools. He sends a wake-up call tonewsmakers-politicians, business executives, celebrities-and the marketers and PR flacks who promote them. He explains how to successfully play by the rules of this new era and shift from "control" to "engagement." And he makes a strong case to his fell journalists that, in the face of a plethora of Internet-fueled news vehicles, they must change or become irrelevant. Journalism in the 21st century will be fundamentally different from the Big Media oligarchy that prevails today. We the Media casts light on the future of journalism, and invites us all to be part of it. Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. The company's first launch is Bayosphere.com, a site "of, by, and for the San Francisco Bay Area." Dan Gillmor is the founder of the Center for Citizen Media, a project to enable and expand reach of grassroots media. From 1994-2004, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley's daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards. Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years.
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We the People, Servants of Deception

Reconsidering Social Reality

Author: Christopher M. Dawson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197766

Category: Political Science

Page: 498

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Using the principles and tools of sociology presented in his university course, Chris Dawson challenges the reader to reconsider the social reality of our society. This book exposes inconsistencies and deceptions in the conventional portrayal of America s experiment in democracy. His provocative social commentary explores the role of our military, the culture of fear, strategies in the war on terror, the excesses of corporate power, and our misconceptions about crime. He speaks of social inequality, social and racial group divisions, and offers unconventional views about education, medicine, universal healthcare, and the origins of religion. The doubts he raises will merit your serious reflection.
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Why Are We The Good Guys?

Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda

Author: David Cromwell

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780993668

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps even tragic errors of judgement such as the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the prevailing view is that the West is essentially a force for good in the wider world. Why Are We The Good Guys? is a provocative challenge of this false ideology. David Cromwell digs beneath standard accounts of crucial issues such as foreign policy, climate change and the constant struggle between state-corporate power and genuine democracy. The powerful evidence-based analysis of current affairs is leavened by some of the formative experiences that led the author to question the basic myth of Western benevolence: from schoolroom experiments in democracy, exposure to radical ideas at home, and a mercy mission while at sea; to an unexpected encounter with former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, the struggles to publish hard-hitting journalism, and the founding of Media Lens in 2001.
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We, the Children of India

The Preamble to Our Constitution

Author: Leila Seth

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143331515

Category: Children's rights

Page: 40

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Former Chief Justice Leila Seth makes the words of the Preamble to the Constitution understandable to even the youngest reader. What is a democratic republic, why are we secular, what is sovereignty? Believing that it is never too early for young people to learn about the Constitution, she tackles these concepts and explains them in a manner everyone can grasp and enjoy. Accompanied by numerous photographs, captivating and inspiring illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Bindia Thapar, and delightful bits of trivia, We, the Children of India is essential reading for every young citizen.
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Politics, Society, and the Media, Second Edition

Author: Paul Nesbitt-Larking

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260428X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Politics, Society, and the Media is the first comprehensive political sociology of the media to be published in Canada. Paul Nesbitt-Larking draws upon a range of disciplines, including cultural and media studies, political economy, social theory, and political science to provide an analysis of the relationship between power and representation in Canada. The framework for the book presents a model of the mutual interaction between politics and the media. Attention is focused in the early chapters on how cultural, ideological, economic, and governmental forces shape and condition the production of media in Canada. Chapters on the work of Innis, Grant, McLuhan, and their postmodern successors place the evolution of McLuhan's theoretical argument that "the medium is the message" at the heart of the book. Canadian identity, and how to understand Canadian media politically, is the subject of a chapter on textual analysis. Two extensive chapters follow on the media’s influence and effects on politics. In addition to standard topics on politics and the media, this new edition offers much more: an examination of the media on the politics of gender and aboriginal peoples, the micro-politics of the media workplace, and an exploration of important media-related considerations. Throughout, reference is made to relevant and compelling issues placed within the context of media theory.
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Disability and the Media

Prescriptions for Change

Author: Charles A. Riley

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584654732

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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A journalist's passionate expose of the media's portrayal of the disabled.
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Radicalisation and the Media

Connectivity and Terrorism in the New Media Ecology

Author: Andrew Hoskins,Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Media and Communication Studies Andrew Hoskins,Akil Awan,Ben O'Loughlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136816984

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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This book examines the circulation and effects of radical discourse by analysing the role of mass media coverage in promoting or hindering radicalisation and acts of political violence.
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We the People

A Doctor's Handbook for How America's Citizens Can Save Their Country

Author: Michael P Fangman M.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479721956

Category: Political Science

Page: 115

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In WE THE PEOPLE, A DOCTORS HANDBOOK ., Michael P Fangman M.D. gives the United States anything but a clean bill of health. In a far reaching commentary youll never hear on Meet the Press; medical problem-solving and common sense are compared to political patrimony in the face of dire systemic problems. The paralysis of Washington DC is exposed for what it is - Machiavellian greed and irresponsibility; flagrant denial that their broken partisan political system is threatening to kill our American way of life. He explains how leadership and accountability have been replaced in Washington DC by extremism and myopic ideology; insinuated with crony capitalism and seeking domination through polarized elections and money. We the People- who rely on DC to maintain a society where hard work should afford us our constitutions most basic goal, promotion of the The General Welfare, are increasingly irrelevant. The arrogance of todays leadership is unprecedented and must end. But his message is one of confidence that the wisdom, productivity, ethical standards and vitality of the American people can be harnessed and must prevail over partisan political corruption and crony capitalism. In the end, the Handbook shows the reader how WE THE PEOPLE can empower ourselves with knowledge and unity, to exercise our Constitutional rights and reshape our own future as a team.
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We the People

Our Constitutional Rights

Author: Thomas Gildersleeve

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595369979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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What would you think if you could be thrown in jail for speaking against the government or printing material to which officials objected? If you could be kept in prison until you told your jailers everything that they wanted to know? If people could come into your home at any time and ransack it to their heart's content? If at your trial you weren't allowed to have a lawyer or subpoena witnesses in your defense? Not so long ago, that's the way that it was, and it could be that way again. We the People is about our rights, what they are, and how they got that way. Succinct and in narrative style, We the People addresses its subject at a popular level. Concentration is on three fundamental rights-freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and the principle of fair notice and fair hearing during apprehension and trial.
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Why We the People Must Vote

A Call to Action

Author: Vincent H. Wilcox

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865344477

Category: History

Page: 137

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Wilcox hopes to bridge the generational gap by focusing on the humanitarian achievements of the last century so that the newer generations can understand the need and urgency for a renewed stewardship whereby Social Security, Medicare, and education are revitalized and secure for the generations to come.
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