Women and Journalism

Author: Suzanne Franks

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857734172

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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In many countries, the majority of high profile journalists and editors remain male. Although there have been considerable changes in the prospects for women working in the media in the past few decades, women are still noticeably in the minority in the top journalistic roles, despite making up the majority of journalism students. In this book, Suzanne Franks looks at the key issues surrounding female journalists – from on-screen sexism and ageism to the dangers facing female foreign correspondents reporting from war zones. She also analyses the way that the changing digital media have presented both challenges and opportunities for women working in journalism and considers this in an international perspective. . In doing so, this book provides an overview of the ongoing imbalances faced by women in the media and looks at the key issues hindering gender equality in journalism.
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Women and Media in the Middle East

Power Through Self-Expression

Author: Naomi Sakr

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850435457

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Addressing the dynamics of media ecology and women's advancements in the Middle East, this text spans both the region and media forms to identify how and where gender boundaries have been erected or crossed.
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Democracy's Fourth Wave?

Digital Media and the Arab Spring

Author: Philip N. Howard,Muzammil M. Hussain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199323658

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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Did digital media really "cause" the Arab Spring, or is it an important factor of the story behind what might become democracy's fourth wave? An unlikely network of citizens used digital media to start a cascade of social protest that ultimately toppled four of the world's most entrenched dictators. Howard and Hussain find that the complex causal recipe includes several economic, political and cultural factors, but that digital media is consistently one of the most important sufficient and necessary conditions for explaining both the fragility of regimes and the success of social movements. This book looks at not only the unexpected evolution of events during the Arab Spring, but the deeper history of creative digital activism throughout the region.
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Journalism Today

A Themed History

Author: Jane L. Chapman,Nick Nuttall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439536X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Journalism Today: A Themed History provides a cultural approach to journalism's history through the exploration of overarching concepts, as opposed to a typical chronological overview. Rich with illuminating stories and biographies of key figures, it sheds new light on the relationship between the press and society and how each has shaped the other. Thematic study of the history of journalism, examining the role of journalism in democracy, the influence of new technology, the challenge of balancing ethical values, and the role of the audience Charts the influence of the historical press for today’s news in print, broadcast, and new media Situates journalism in a rich cultural context with lively examples and case studies that bring the subject alive for contemporary readers Provides a comparative analysis of American, British, and international journalism Helpful feature boxes on important figures and case studies enhance student understanding of the development of journalism and news as we know it today, providing a convenient springboard for follow-up work.
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Civil Society Networks in China and Vietnam

Informal Pathbreakers in Health and the Environment

Author: A. Wells-Dang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230380212

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This book brings a fresh, original approach to understand social action in China and Vietnam through the conceptual lens of informal environmental and health networks. It shows how citizens in non-democratic states actively create informal pathways for advocacy and the development of functioning civil societies.
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