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Tabloid Tales

Author : Colin Sparks
ISBN : 0847695727
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The increasing interest in private lives and the falling off of coverage of serious news is often described as 'tabloidization.' The essays in this book are the first serious scholarly studies of what is going on and what its implications are. Reality, it turns out, is much more complex than some of the laments suggest. As the contributors show, this is not just a U.S. problem but is repeated in country after country, and it is not certain that the media anywhere are getting more tabloid. What is more, there is no consensus about whether tabloidization is just 'dumbing down' or whether it is a necessary tactic for the mass media to engage with new audiences who do not have the news habit.

Redeveloping Communication For Social Change

Author : Karin Gwinn Wilkins
ISBN : 0847695883
Genre : Social Science
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To reshape the field of development communication, Redeveloping Communication for Social Change proposes situating theory and practice within contexts of power, recognizing both the ability of dominant groups to control and the potential for marginal communities to resist. Contributors from communication and anthropology explore the global and institutional structures within which agencies construct social problems and interventions, the discourse guiding the normative climate for conceiving and implementing projects, and the practice of strategic interventions for social change. Examining early and emerging models of development, power dynamics, ethnographic approaches, gender issues, and information technologies, they speculate how a framework accounting for power might contribute toward new directions and applications in the field. Instead of mourning the demise of development communication, this volume should provoke critical debate that will help us change our approaches to meet new challenges.

Islamophobia In Cyberspace

Author : Imran Awan
ISBN : 9781317112051
Genre : Social Science
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Cyber hate can take many different forms from online material which can lead to actual offline abuse and violence, cyber violence; cyber stalking, and online harassment with the use of visual images, videos, chat rooms, text and social media which are intended to cause harm. This book examines the case for current guidelines dealing with online anti-Muslim abuse and concludes that we require a new understanding of this online behaviour and the impact it can have on vulnerable communities. It is unique as it focuses on new technology in the form of social media and the Internet and explores the challenges the police and other agencies face when confronting anti-Muslim abuse in cyberspace. It also provides a critique of how people are targeted by online offenders and helps us understand online anti-Muslim behaviour in a much more detailed and comprehensive way by bringing together a range of experts who will examine this phenomenon and critically discuss why they think it has become so much more prevalent than it was before.

Harold Innis S History Of Communications

Author : William J. Buxton
ISBN : 9781442243392
Genre : History
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Exploring how social order changes as the means of communication change, this volume makes widely accessible, for the first time, three extant chapters from Harold Innis’s History of Communications—a legendary manuscript known of by many media historians, but seen by very few.

Public Opinion

Author : Slavko Splichal
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021965475
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This major work surveys the historical roots, theoretical foundations, and normative claims of 20th-century conceptualizations of public opinion. It reanalyzes leading traditions, such as those of Lippmann, Dewey, and Noelle-Neumann, and reinvents some unjustly ignored ones, such as Toennies, Harrisson, and Wilson. The book critically examines popular modern research strategies such as polling and the spiral of silence model and looks at the role of mass media in the formation and expression of public opinion.

Deliberation Democracy And The Media

Author : Simone Chambers
ISBN : UVA:X004421323
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Information Society In Europe

Author : Ken Ducatel
ISBN : 0847695905
Genre : Business & Economics
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For four decades now, information and communication technologies have been seen as principal drivers of socio-economic change. Recent developments in the Information SocietyO have raised concerns about the effects of these technologies on the everyday lives of citizens. This volume examines a wide range of issues at stake in the European Union, from employment and the labor market, to the domestication of technologies in households, to larger implications for political processes and democracy. Extending comparisons to other industrialized countries, it demonstrates that the Information Society is far too diverse and rich to be typified in simplistic dichotomies such as information havesO and have notsO and that simple upbeat or pessimistic responses to the new technologies are surely false messengers for the future. This book helps broaden and inform communication technology debates worldwide and will be of interest to academics, students, industrialists, policymakers, and anyone who wishes to better understand the impacts of the new Information Society in Europe and beyond.

Deregulating Telecommunications

Author : Kevin G. Wilson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028669716
Genre : Business & Economics
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Deregulating Telecommunications critically examines the transition from monopoly to competition in the U.S. and Canadian telecommunications industries. Accessibly written with a minimum of technical language, this thorough yet concise book looks at the history of the telephone industry, its regulation, and over a century of related public policy.

The Vitality Of Taiwan

Author : S. Tsang
ISBN : 9781137009906
Genre : Social Science
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As a country, Taiwan is one of the most vibrant, exciting, colourful and entrepreneurial on earth. The contributors reveal what underpins the vitality of Taiwan, examining the relevance of its democratic politics, civil society and the presence of an existential threat from China, as well as the importance of its international business nexus.

Ferdinand T Nnies On Public Opinion

Author : Ferdinand Tönnies
ISBN : 074250168X
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents, for the first time in English, selections from Ferdinand Tonnies' classic Kritik der offentlichen Meinung (Critique of Public Opinion). Communication scholars Hanno Hardt and Slavko Splichal give a brief history of public opinion and provide the translation and original analyses of Tonnies' work, situating it theoretically and historically.

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