Social Media And The Public Interest

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Social Media And The Public Interest

Author : Philip M. Napoli
ISBN : 9780231545549
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Facebook, a platform created by undergraduates in a Harvard dorm room, has transformed the ways millions of people consume news, understand the world, and participate in the political process. Despite taking on many of journalism’s traditional roles, Facebook and other platforms, such as Twitter and Google, have presented themselves as tech companies—and therefore not subject to the same regulations and ethical codes as conventional media organizations. Challenging such superficial distinctions, Philip M. Napoli offers a timely and persuasive case for understanding and governing social media as news media, with a fundamental obligation to serve the public interest. Social Media and the Public Interest explores how and why social media platforms became so central to news consumption and distribution as they met many of the challenges of finding information—and audiences—online. Napoli illustrates the implications of a system in which coders and engineers drive out journalists and editors as the gatekeepers who determine media content. He argues that a social media–driven news ecosystem represents a case of market failure in what he calls the algorithmic marketplace of ideas. To respond, we need to rethink fundamental elements of media governance based on a revitalized concept of the public interest. A compelling examination of the intersection of social media and journalism, Social Media and the Public Interest offers valuable insights for the democratic governance of today’s most influential shapers of news.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Interest And Private Rights In Social Media

Author : Cornelis Reiman
ISBN : 9781780633534
Genre : Computers
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Social media has an increasing role in the public and private world. This raises socio-political and legal issues in the corporate and academic spheres. Public Interest and Private Rights in Social Media provides insight into the use, impact and future of social media. The contributors provide guidance on social media and society, particularly the use of social media in the corporate sector and academia, the rising influence of social media in public and political opinion making, and the legal implications of social media. The Editor brings together unusual perspectives on the use of social media, both in developed and developing countries. This title consists of twelve chapters, each covering a salient topic, including: social media in the context of global media; the First Amendment and online calls for action; social media and the rule of law; social networks and the self; social media strategy in the public sector; social media in humanitarian work; social media as a tool in business education; social media and the ‘continuum of transparency’; business and social media; making a difference to customer service with social media; social analytics data and platforms; and altruism as a valuable dimension of the digital age. Provides a guide to the key components of corporate and academic use of social media Offers technological and non-technological, legal, and international perspectives Considers socio-political impact and legal issues
Category: Computers

Change The World Using Social Media

Author : Paul Signorelli
ISBN : 9781538114421
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this story-driven handbook to using social media to foster collaboration and positive change, people using social media describe how those tools work and how they have used social media to produce positive transformations within their extended communities. Starting with an overview of what social media tools provide, Signorelli shows how social media tools can be quickly learned and easily adapted to produce small- as well as large-scale changes when used effectively in conjunction with other collaboration resources and tools. Chapters include: What Is Social Media and What Can It Do for You? Facing the Pros and Cons of Facebook Twitter: Small Messages With Large Results LinkedIn and Collaborative Project Management Tools: Tapping Into Business Networks Picturing Change: Instagram, Snapchat, and Flickr Blogging for Social Change Broadcasts and Podcasts: YouTube, TalkShoe, and Zencastr Videoconferencing and Telepresence: Meeting Online to Change the World Follow the Money: Changing the World through Online Fundraising Facing Incivility: Trolls, Online Harassment, and Fake News Organizing to Change the World This engaging handbook that takes us into the minds and hearts of some of today’s most successful activists, showing how they think and work. Paul Signorelli helps us see easy ways you can incorporate the examples they provide into your own work to create stronger, more creative, positive results when addressing today’s myriad challenges. By the time you finish reading this book, you should be able to decide which social media tools will be most effective for you, immediately begin using those tools to reach your goals, and be one large step closer to changing your world.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Business Of Media

Author : David Croteau
ISBN : 1412913152
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Second Edition of The Business of Media: Corporate Media and the Public Interest provides students with the critical, yet careful, analysis of the rapidly changing media industry that they need in order to get behind the headlines and understand our increasingly media-saturated society. Authors David Croteau and William Hoynes examine the possible influence media changes are having on society-paying particular attention to the tension between the media industry's insatiable quest for profits and a democratic society's need for a media system that serves the public interest. The Second Edition has been revised and updated to include analysis of the media business in the early years of the 21st century!
Category: Business & Economics

Public Relations And The Public Interest

Author : Jane Johnston
ISBN : 9781317568841
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this book, Johnston seeks to put the public interest onto the public relations ‘radar’, arguing the need for its clear articulation into mainstream public relations discourse. This book examines literature from a range of fields and disciplines to develop a clearer understanding of the concept, and then considers this within the theory and practice of public relations. The book’s themes include the role of language and discourse in establishing successful public interest PR and in perpetuating power imbalances; intersections between CSR, governance, law and the public interest; and how activism and social media have invigorated community control of the public interest. Chapters explore the role of the public interest, including cross-cultural and multicultural challenges, community and internal consultation, communication choices and listening to minorities and subaltern publics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalism And Truth In An Age Of Social Media

Author : James E. Katz
ISBN : 9780190900250
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Truth qualities of journalism are under intense scrutiny in today's world. Journalistic scandals have eroded public confidence in mainstream media while pioneering news media compete to satisfy the public's appetite for news. Still worse is the specter of "fake news" that looms over media and political systems that underpin everything from social stability to global governance. This volume aims to illuminate the contentious media landscape to help journalism students, scholars, and professionals understand contemporary conditions and arm them to deal with a spectrum of new developments ranging from technology and politics to best practices. Fake news is among the greatest of these concerns, and can encompass everything from sarcastic or ironic humor to bot-generated, made-up stories. It can also include the pernicious transmission of selected, biased facts, the use of incomplete or misleadingly selective framing of stories, and photographs that editorially convey certain characteristics. This edited volume contextualizes the current "fake news problem." Yet it also offers a larger perspective on what seems to be uniquely modern, computer-driven problems. We must remember that we have lived with the problem of people having to identify, characterize, and communicate the truth about the world around them for millennia. Rather than identify a single culprit for disseminating misinformation, this volume examines how news is perceived and identified, how news is presented to the public, and how the public responds to news. It considers social media's effect on the craft of journalism, as well as the growing role of algorithms, big data, and automatic content-production regimes. As an edited collection, this volume gathers leading scholars in the fields of journalism and communication studies, philosophy, and the social sciences to address critical questions of how we should understand journalism's changing landscape as it relates to fundamental questions about the role of truth and information in society.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Regulation Public Interest And The Law

Author : Mike Feintuck
ISBN : 0748621660
Genre : Political Science
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A study of media regulation, public interest and the law, this second edition includes completely up-to-date material on the impact of the Communications Act 2003, creation of Ofcom, and major developments deriving from the EU.
Category: Political Science

Social Media And Public Relations

Author : Judy Motion
ISBN : 9781135005993
Genre : Business & Economics
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Social media is having a profound, but not yet fully understood impact on public relations. In the 24/7 world of perpetually connected publics, will public relations function as a dark art that spins (or tweets) self-interested variations of the truth for credulous audiences? Or does the full glare of the internet and the increasing expectations of powerful publics motivate it to more honestly engage to serve the public interest? The purpose of this book is to examine the role of PR by exploring the myriad ways that social media is reshaping its conceptualization, strategies, and tactics. In particular, it explores the dichotomies of fake and authentic, powerless and powerful, meaningless and meaningful. It exposes transgressions committed by practitioners—the paucity of digital literacy, the lack of understanding of the norms of social media, naivety about corporate identity risks, and the overarching emphasis on spin over authentic engagement. But it also shows the power that closely networked social media users have to insert information and opinion into discussions and force "false PR friends" to be less so. This timely, challenging, and fascinating book will be of interest to all students, researchers, and practitioners in Public Relations, Media, and Communication Studies. Winner of the 2016 NCA PRIDE Award for best book
Category: Business & Economics

Media Regulation Public Interest And The Law

Author : Prof. Mike Feintuck
ISBN : 9780748627158
Genre : Law
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Regulation of the media has traditionally been premised upon claims of 'the public interest', yet the term itself remains contested and generally ill defined. In the context of technological development and convergence, as well as corporate conglomeration, traditional 'public service' values in British broadcasting are challenged by market values. With such ongoing trends continuing apace, regulators must increasingly justify their interventions.The communication industries' commercialisation and privatisation pose a fundamental threat to democratic values. Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law argues that regulators will only successfully protect such values if claims associated with 'citizenship' are recognised as the rationale and objective for the regulatory endeavour. While such themes are central to the book, this second edition has been substantially revised and updated, to take account of matters such as European Directives, the UK's Communications Act 2003, the process of reviewing the BBC's Charter, and relevant aspects of the reform of general competition law.Key Features*Identifies and examines the rationales underlying media regulation and the current challenges to them.*Considers fully the actual and potential utility of legal mechanisms and principles in the design and activities of regulatory institutions.*Fully updated to take account of the European Union's 2002 New Regulatory Framework and the UK's Communications Act 2003.*Accessible to a wide readership in media studies, journalism, broadcasting and law.Praise for the First Edition"e;A detailed and critical assessment of the problems and confusions of recent media regulation in the UK including digital television franchising and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission... it is well organised, and should be a useful resource for more advanced students and academics...for updating the public regulation case with vigour and clarity this book is to be welcomed."e;THES
Category: Law

Public Interests

Author : Allison Perlman
ISBN : 0813572290
Genre : Performing Arts
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Public Interests fills in a key part of the history of American social reform movements, revealing the impressive battles fought by groups like the NAACP, NOW, and the conservative Parents Television Council to shape both the nation's television programming and its broadcasting policies. Allison Perlman takes us behind the scenes of several key regulatory fights, in the process vividly illustrating the resilience, flexibility, and diversity of media activist campaigns from the 1950s onward.
Category: Performing Arts

Commercial Culture

Author : Leo Bogart
ISBN : 9780195090987
Genre : Psychology
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This critique of the American commercial media comes from a writer who has wide experience in both the media business and in academia. Bogart explores how commercial demands affect the substance and form of American media, and argues that the future of the
Category: Psychology

The Regulation Of Social Media Influencers

Author : Catalina Goanta
ISBN : 9781788978286
Genre : Law
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In today’s society, the power of someone’s reputation, or influence, has been turned into a job: that of being a social media influencer. This role comes with promises, such as aspirational work, but is rife with challenges, given the controversy that often surrounds influencers. This is the first book on the regulation of social media influencers, that brings together legal, economic and ethical angles to further unveil the implications of influencer marketing.
Category: Law

Power To The Public

Author : Tara Dawson McGuinness
ISBN : 9780691207759
Genre : Law
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A powerful new blueprint for how governments and nonprofits can harness the power of digital technology to help solve the most serious problems of the twenty-first century As the speed and complexity of the world increases, governments and nonprofit organizations need new ways to effectively tackle the critical challenges of our time—from pandemics and global warming to social media warfare. In Power to the Public, Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank describe a revolutionary new approach—public interest technology—that has the potential to transform the way governments and nonprofits around the world solve problems. Through inspiring stories about successful projects ranging from a texting service for teenagers in crisis to a streamlined foster care system, the authors show how public interest technology can make the delivery of services to the public more effective and efficient. At its heart, public interest technology means putting users at the center of the policymaking process, using data and metrics in a smart way, and running small experiments and pilot programs before scaling up. And while this approach may well involve the innovative use of digital technology, technology alone is no panacea—and some of the best solutions may even be decidedly low-tech. Clear-eyed yet profoundly optimistic, Power to the Public presents a powerful blueprint for how government and nonprofits can help solve society’s most serious problems.
Category: Law

Accounting For The Public Interest

Author : Steven Mintz
ISBN : 9789400770829
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume explores the opportunities and challenges facing the accounting profession in an increasingly globalized business and financial reporting environment. It looks back at past experiences of the profession in attempting to meet its public interest obligation. It examines the role and responsibilities of accounting to society including regulatory requirements, increased emphasis on corporate social responsibility, accounting fraud and whistle-blowing implications, internationalization of public interest obligations, and providing the education needed to be successful. The book incorporates an ethical dimension in making these assessments. Its focus is a conceptual, theoretical one drawing on classical philosophy, the sociology of professions, economic theory, and the public interest dimension of accountants as professionals. The authors of papers are long-time contributors to the annual symposium on Research in Accounting Ethics sponsored by the Public Interest Section of the AAA.
Category: Philosophy

Public Interest And The Business Of Broadcasting

Author : Jon T. Powell
ISBN : UOM:39015014199379
Genre : Law
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This volume offers 16 essays, most original, offering varied broadcast industry views on the role of the public interest in changing business. Editors Powell and Gair, respectively a long-time member of the Northern Illinois University communications faculty and an Illinois broadcaster, provide a brief contextual introduction to each contribution and give the background of each author. The book, according to the preface, is intended to offer `candid and genuine descriptions of what the public-interest obligation actually means to the practitioner [broadcaster]'. . . . The volume is best seen as an indicator of the changing public-interest perceptions of broadcasters amid a rapidly changing marketplace. As such, it is useful for undergraduates interested in today's communications industry. Choice This volume presents a broad cross-section of views on an issue of central importance to the broadcast industry: Can the broadcast industry serve both the public interest and corporate and stockholder interest? How do the leaders and successful professionals of the broadcast industry interpret and implement the public interest obligation? A cross-section of American broadcasters--from network executives to small market radio station managers, from the president of the National Association of Broadcasters to a former FCC Chairman, from communications attorneys to retired broadcasters--offer personal interpretations of these and other questions on the public interest issue. Among the contributors are Arthur C. Nielsen, the retired Chairman of the A. C. Nielsen Company, which has been the arbiter of American network television success or failure since the advent of the medium; Edward O. Fritts, a small market radio group owner who became President of the National Association of Broadcasters; Newton N. Minow, a communications attorney who is perhaps the best remembered FCC Chairman because of his vast wasteland speech; broadcast pioneer and innovator Ward Quaal; and network insider Gene Jankowski, President, CBS broadcast group.
Category: Law

Public Broadcasting And The Public Interest

Author : B. Lee Artz
ISBN : 0765609908
Genre : Social Science
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As federal funding wanes and support from corporations and wealthy patrons rises, public broadcasting's role as vox populi has come under threat. This volume examines public broadcasting's development, its present day operation, and its prospects for the future. Covering everything from globalization and the Internet, to key issues such as race and class, to specific subjects such as advertising, public access, and grassroots radio, it provides a fresh and original look at a vital component of our mass media.
Category: Social Science

The Social Media Wars

Author : Magdalena Karolak
ISBN : UCLA:L0106561301
Genre : Political Science
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This monograph evaluates the role of the social media in strengthening and transforming religious identities in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Focusing specifically on Bahrain, this study assesses how the sectarian interpretation of the protests exacerbated social divisions and reverberated around the Middle East intensifying sectarian loyalties. The social media contribute to negotiation and re-construction of the collective identities of the groups involved in the 2011 uprising, which is visible through their online manifestations. The Arab Spring: the recent uprisings in the Middle East have been commonly called a Facebook Revolution due to the role of social media in gathering supporters, organising the movement as well as coordinating widespread protests. While new scholarship on the subject has been already emerging, there is a shortage of studies on the post-Arab Spring influence of the social media and their role in identity transformation. The shortage of monographs dealing with the subject of Bahrain is especially acute. This study goes a long way in remedying the dearth of scholarly material analysing cause and effect and focuses on the enormous role of social media as well as concomitant countermeasures.
Category: Political Science


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ISBN : CORNELL:31924110485970
Genre : Associations, institutions, etc
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Category: Associations, institutions, etc