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Comparative Media History

Author : Jane Chapman
ISBN : 9780745632438
Genre : History
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Comparative Media History is a unique thematic textbook which introduces students to the key ideas underpinning media development. It is an essential first step to a better understanding of both the media industry today and the way in which it evolved over time. The textbook compares developments and influences from a broad perspective, highlighting and contrasting different countries, industries and periods of history in order to encourage an understanding of cause and effect. In a style which is clear, accessible and provocative, Jane Chapman argues that most of the roots of today′s media – even the globalizing impulse – lie in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The book emphasises continuity and certain decisive factors such as the social use of technology, the character of the institutions in which it is applied and the political approach of the specific countries involved. The comparative element to this book, both across countries and industries, will enable students to reflect on key issues in media studies, including those of diversity, form, method and choice, both past and present. It will become an essential text for any student of the media and its history. For more information about the book and the author, please see www.janechapman.co.uk
Category: History

Journalism Today

Author : Jane L. Chapman
ISBN : 9781444395365
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Advancing Comparative Media And Communication Research

Author : Joseph M. Chan
ISBN : 9781351715881
Genre : Social Science
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A comparative approach to media and communication research plays an important, if not indispensable, role in achieving a core mission of researchers: to delimit the generality and specificity of media and communication theories, enabling researchers to more readily identify the influence of social, political and cultural contexts in shaping media and communication phenomena. To de-Westernize and internationalize media and communication studies has thus become the way forward for overcoming the parochialism of mainstream media and communication studies. This volume reflects on what comparative media and communication research has achieved or failed to achieve, the epistemological and theoretical challenges it is facing, and the new directions in which it should be heading.
Category: Social Science

Comparative Media Law And Ethics

Author : Tim Crook
ISBN : 9781135260910
Genre : Law
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Providing practical and theoretical resources on media law and ethics for the United Kingdom and United States of America and referencing other legal jurisdictions such as France, Japan, India, China and Saudi Arabia, Comparative Media Law and Ethics is suitable for upper undergraduate and postgraduate study and for professionals in the media who need to work internationally. The book focuses on the law of the United Kingdom, the source of common law, which has dominated the English speaking world, and on the law of the USA, the most powerful cultural, economic, political and military power in the world. Media law and ethics have evolved differently in the US from the UK. This book investigates why this is the case. Throughout, media law and regulation is evaluated in terms of its social and cultural context.The book has a companion website at http://www.ma-radio.gold.ac.uk/cmle providing complementary resources and updated developments on the topics explored.
Category: Law

Central And Eastern European Media In Comparative Perspective

Author : Dr John Downey
ISBN : 9781409476702
Genre : Business & Economics
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Appearing more than twenty years after the revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe, this book could not have come at a more appropriate time; a time to take stock not only of the changes but also the continuities in media systems of the region since 1989. To what extent are media institutions still controlled by political forces? To what extent are media markets operating in Central and Eastern Europe? Do media systems in Central and Eastern Europe resemble media systems in other parts of Europe? The answers to these questions are not the same for each country in the region. Their experience is not homogeneous. An international line up of distinguished experts and emerging scholars methodically examine the different economic, political, cultural, and transnational factors affecting developments in media systems across Central and Eastern Europe. Whereas earlier works in the media system tradition have, in the main, adopted the political framework of comparative politics, the authors argue that media systems are also cultural and economic institutions and there are other critical variables that might explain certain outcomes better. Topics discussed range from political economy to gender inequality to the study of ethno-cultural diversity. This unmatched volume gives you the unique opportunity to study the growing field of comparative media analysis across Eastern and Western Europe. A valuable resource that goes beyond the field of media and cultural analysis which media scholars as well as to area specialists should not go without!
Category: Business & Economics

Cinematicity In Media History

Author : Jeffrey Geiger
ISBN : 9780748676125
Genre : Social Science
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In a world where change has become the only constant, how does the perpetually new relate to the old? How does cinema, itself once a new medium, relate both to previous or outmoded media and to what we now refer to as New Media? This collection sets out to examine these questions by focusing on the relations of cinema to other media, cultural productions and diverse forms of entertainment, demarcating their sometimes parallel and sometimes more closely conjoined histories. It makes visible the complex ways in which media anticipate, interfere with and draw on one other, demonstrating how cinematicity makes itself felt in practices of seeing, reading, writing and thinking both before and after the 'birth' of cinema.Examining the interrelations between cinema, literature, photography and other modes of representation not only to each other, but amid a host of other minor and major media - the magic lantern, the zoetrope, the flick-book, the iPhone and the computer - Cinematicity in Media History provides crucial insights into the development of media and their overlapping technologies and aesthetics.
Category: Social Science

Key Readings In Journalism

Author : Elliot King
ISBN : 9781135767679
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Key Readings in Journalism brings together over thirty essential writings that every student of journalism should know. Designed as a primary text for undergraduate students, each reading was carefully chosen in response to extensive surveys from educators reflecting on the needs of today’s journalism classroom. Readings range from critical and historical studies of journalism, such as Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion and Michael Schudson’s Discovering the News, to examples of classic reporting, such as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s All the President’s Men. They are supplemented by additional readings to broaden the volume’s scope in every dimension, including gender, race, and nationality. The volume is arranged thematically to enable students to think deeply and broadly about journalism—its development, its practice, its key individuals and institutions, its social impact, and its future—and section introductions and headnotes precede each reading to provide context and key points for discussion.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Comparative Media Systems

Author : Bogus?awa Dobek-Ostrowska
ISBN : 9639776548
Genre : Social Science
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Compares models of media and politics in Central and Eastern Europe.
Category: Social Science

The Media And Financial Crises

Author : Steve Schifferes
ISBN : 9781317624516
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Critical Terms For Media Studies

Author : W. J. T. Mitchell
ISBN : 9780226532660
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Communications, philosophy, film and video, digital culture: media studies straddles an astounding array of fields and disciplines and produces a vocabulary that is in equal parts rigorous and intuitive. Critical Terms for Media Studies defines, and at times, redefines, what this new and hybrid area aims to do, illuminating the key concepts behind its liveliest debates and most dynamic topics. Part of a larger conversation that engages culture, technology, and politics, this exciting collection of essays explores our most critical language for dealing with the qualities and modes of contemporary media. Edited by two outstanding scholars in the field, W. J. T. Mitchell and Mark B. N. Hansen, the volume features works by a team of distinguished contributors. These essays, commissioned expressly for this volume, are organized into three interrelated groups: “Aesthetics” engages with terms that describe sensory experiences and judgments, “Technology” offers entry into a broad array of technological concepts, and “Society” opens up language describing the systems that allow a medium to function. A compelling reference work for the twenty-first century and the media that form our experience within it, Critical Terms for Media Studies will engage and deepen any reader’s knowledge of one of our most important new fields.
Category: Literary Criticism

Comparing Media Systems Beyond The Western World

Author : Daniel C. Hallin
ISBN : 9781139505161
Genre : Political Science
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Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World offers a broad exploration of the conceptual foundations for comparative analysis of media and politics globally. It takes as its point of departure the widely used framework of Hallin and Mancini's Comparing Media Systems, exploring how the concepts and methods of their analysis do and do not prove useful when applied beyond the original focus of their 'most similar systems' design and the West European and North American cases it encompassed. It is intended both to use a wider range of cases to interrogate and clarify the conceptual framework of Comparing Media Systems and to propose new models, concepts and approaches that will be useful for dealing with non-Western media systems and with processes of political transition. Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World covers, among other cases, Brazil, China, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Thailand.
Category: Political Science

France And The Mass Media

Author : Brian Rigby
ISBN : UCSC:32106010385885
Genre : Education
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Focusing on the mass media and a range of popular cultural forms, this work examines French culture since 1945. As well as looking at radio, television and popular song, this volume highlights how the French themselves have responded to the growing importance of mass media in postwar France.
Category: Education

The Media And Austerity

Author : Laura Basu
ISBN : 9781351714778
Genre : Social Science
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The Media and Austerity examines the role of the news media in communicating and critiquing economic and social austerity measures in Europe since 2010. From an array of comparative, historical and interdisciplinary vantage points, this edited collection seeks to understand how and why austerity came to be perceived as the only legitimate policy response to the financial crisis for nearly a decade after it began. Drawing on an international range of contributors with backgrounds in journalism, politics, history and economics, the book presents chapters exploring differing media representations of austerity from UK, US and European perspectives. It also investigates practices in financial journalism and highlights the role of social media in reporting public responses to government austerity measures. They reveal that, without a credible and coherent alternative to austerity from the political opposition, what had been an initial response to the consequences of the financial crisis, became entrenched between 2010 and 2015 in political discourse. The Media and Austerity is a clear and concise introduction for students of journalism, media, politics and finance to the connections between the media, politics and society in relation to the public perception of austerity after the 2008 global financial crash.
Category: Social Science

G W M Reynolds

Author : Anne Humpherys
ISBN : 0754658546
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The influential journalist, editor, and prolific fiction writer G. W. M. Reynolds (1814-1879) finally receives the attention he is due in this collaborative volume. Essays address Reynolds's involvement with Chartism, serial publication, the mass market periodical, commodity culture, and Reynolds's long-running urban gothic work, The Mysteries of London. Comprehensive bibliographies of Reynolds's own writings and relevant secondary works make this volume an essential resource for scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

Media And Democracy

Author : James Curran
ISBN : 9781134372232
Genre : Social Science
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Media and Democracy addresses key topics and themes in relation to democratic theory, media and technology, comparative media studies, media and history, and the evolution of media research. For example: How does TV entertainment contribute to the democratic life of society? Why are Americans less informed about politics and international affairs than Europeans? How should new communications technology and globalisation change our understanding of the democratic role of the media? What does the rise of international ezines reveal about the limits of the internet? What is the future of journalism? Does advertising influence the media? Is American media independence from government a myth? How have the media influenced the development of modern society? Professor Curran’s response to these questions provides both a clear introduction to media research, written for university undergraduates studying in different countries, and an innovative analysis written by one of the field’s leading scholars.
Category: Social Science

Transnational Television History

Author : Andreas Fickers
ISBN : 9781135760328
Genre : Social Science
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Although television has developed into a major agent of the transnational and global flow of information and entertainment, television historiography and scholarship largely remains a national endeavour, partly due to the fact that television has been understood as a tool for the creation of national identity. But the breaking of the quasi-monopoly of public service broadcasters all over Europe in the 1980s has changed the television landscape, and cross-border television channels - with the help of satellite and the Internet - have catapulted the relatively closed television nations into the universe of globalized media channels. At least, this is the picture painted by the popular meta-narratives of European television history. Transnational Television History asks us to re-evaluate the function of television as a medium of nation-building in its formative years and to reassess the historical narrative that insists that European television only became transnational with the emergence of more commercial services and new technologies from the 1980s. It also questions some common assumptions in television historiography by offering some alternative perspectives on the complex processes of transnational circulation of television technology, professionals, programmes and aesthetics. This book was originally published as a special issue of Media History.
Category: Social Science

The Press In India A New History

Author : G. N. S. Raghavan
ISBN : UOM:39015034209174
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Written by one who began as a practitioner of journalism in the private sector and later worked in some of the official media, and who also taught comparative journalism as Professor at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, the work takes note of all significant developments up to mid-1994 including the debate on globalisation. It is notable for: Establishing Rammohun Roy rather than James claimant of the title of father of the India press Bringing out the role of the revolutionaries, on the one hand and on the other the Liberals who by doubling as journalists contributed to the promotion of nationalist consciousness and social awareness as much as the Congress under Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Telling the fascinating story of K.C. Roy, pioneer of news journalism in India Content analysis, by subject matter and source of news of a typical English -language Indian newspaper over the 1905-1945 period. Comparative analysis of the finding and recommendations of Press Commissions of India and of the United Kingdom A chapter, for the first time, on the cartoon and cartoonists, copiously illustrated Excepted from the Indian Hansard of the 1975-76 Emergency period , censored at the time and not published hitherto Discussion of the little noticed report by the George Verghese panel of the Press Council of Indian on media coverage of terrorism in Punjab and Kashimr. Acuteness of analysis, informed by a humanism free of political or other dogma, enhances the value of the extensively researched information that is packed into this volume. It will be found valuable equally by students of journalism interested in its. Know-why, teachers of the history and role of newspapers in India and other countries; and all those involved in the making and execution of policy in relation to the information media.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Service Media In Europe A Comparative Approach

Author : Karen Arriaza Ibarra
ISBN : 9781317524557
Genre : Social Science
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Public service media (PSM) have been the mainstay of Western European broadcasting for a number of decades. Yet despite a general political consensus in favour of PSM, recent technological, economic and political changes have led to a questioning of their value. This new collection of essays explores the history of PSM in selected European countries, from their early establishment as the main media in many countries to charting their transformation and evolution in recent years. The contributions consider the political, economic and market-integration issues that impact PSM, while also highlighting the importance of the ideology that originally accompanied PSM in its initial years, to see how relevant they are in the contemporary world. The book consists of two complementary parts: Part I: Theoretical Aspects and Global Influences on Public Service Media in Europe Part II: A Comparative Analysis of Public Service Media across Europe With contributions from leading experts, the first part offers a thorough examination of the current concepts and conditions that influence PSM in Europe. The second offers a comparative study of PSM in several European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden. Offering the most comprehensive study of the field to date, Public Service Media in Europe will be useful for students and researchers in public media, political communication, international and comparative media.
Category: Social Science

Comics Media

Author : Hillary L. Chute
ISBN : 9780226239088
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The past decade has seen the medium of comics reach unprecedented heights of critical acclaim and commercial success. Comics & Media reflects that, bringing together an amazing array of contributors--creators and critics alike--to discuss the state, future, and potential of the medium. Loaded with full-color reproductions of work by such legends as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, and Lynda Barry, the book addresses the place of comics in both a contemporary and historical context. Essays by such high-profile figures as Tom Gunning, N. Katherine Hayles, Patrick Jagoda, and W. J. T. Mitchell address a stunning range of topics, including the place of comics in the history of aesthetics, changes to popular art forms, digital humanities, and ongoing tensions between new and old media. The result is a substantial step forward for our understanding of what comics are and can be, and the growing place they hold in our culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Media And Revolution

Author : Jeremy D. Popkin
ISBN : 0813130298
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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As television screens across America showed Chinese students blocking government tanks in Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and missiles searching their targets in Baghdad, the connection between media and revolution seemed more significant than ever. In this book, thirteen prominent scholars examine the role of the communication media in revolutionary crises -- from the Puritan Revolution of the 1640s to the upheaval in the former Czechoslovakia. Their central question: Do the media in fact have a real influence on the unfolding of revolutionary crises? On this question, the contributors diverge, some arguing that the press does not bring about revolution but is part of the revolutionary process, others downplaying the role of the media. Essays focus on areas as diverse as pamphlet literature, newspapers, political cartoons, and the modern electronic media. The authors' wide-ranging views form a balanced and perceptive examination of the impact of the media on the making of history.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines