Digital War Reporting

Author: Donald Matheson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 074563950X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Digital War Reporting examines war reporting in a digital age. It shows how new technologies open up innovative ways for journalists to convey the horrors of warfare while, at the same time, creating opportunities for propaganda, censorship and control. Topics discussed include: How is the role of the war reporter evolving as digital technologies become ever more prominent? What is the rhetoric of war in digital journalism? How does an emphasis on liveness, immediacy or realness shape public perceptions of the nature of warfare itself? Is technology widening the gap between 'us' and 'them', or are new kinds of empathy being established with distant others as time, space and place are effectively compressed? A key focus is journalists' use of digital imagery, real-time video and audio reports, multimedia databases – as well as satellites, broadband, podcasting, and mobile telephones – in the reporting of a range of wars, conflicts and crises. The examples analysed range from 24-hour television news coverage of the Persian Gulf War, the first 'internet war' in Kosovo, digital photography, from September 11 to Abu Ghraib, and bloggers in Iraq, including journalists, soldiers and ordinary citizens. Digital War Reporting is required reading for students, researchers and journalists.

Digital Media and Society

Author: Adrian Athique
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745680666
Format: PDF, Docs
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The rise of digital media has been widely regarded as transforming the nature of our social experience in the twenty-first century. The speed with which new forms of connectivity and communication are being incorporated into our everyday lives often gives us little time to stop and consider the social implications of those practices. Nonetheless, it is critically important that we do so, and this sociological introduction to the field of digital technologies is intended to enable a deeper understanding of their prominent role in everyday life. The fundamental theoretical and ethical debates on the sociology of the digital media are presented in accessible summaries, ranging from economy and technology to criminology and sexuality. Key theoretical paradigms are explored through a broad range of contemporary social phenomena – from social networking and virtual lives to the rise of cybercrime and identity theft, from the utopian ideals of virtual democracy to the Orwellian nightmare of the surveillance society, from the free software movement to the implications of online shopping. As an entry-level pathway for students in sociology, media, communications and cultural studies, the aim of this work is to situate the rise of digital media within the context of a complex and rapidly changing world.

The Music Industry

Author: Patrik Wikström
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745643906
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The music industry is going through a period of immense change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of music in the age of computers and the internet? How has the music industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the future? This is the first major study of the music industry in the new millennium. Wikström provides an international overview of the music industry and its future prospects in the world of global entertainment. They illuminate the workings of the music industry, and capture the dynamics at work in the production of musical culture between the transnational media conglomerates, the independent music companies and the public. The Music Industry will become a standard work on the music industry at the beginning of the 21st century. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of media and communication studies, cultural studies, popular music, sociology and economics. It will also be of great value to professionals in the music industry, policy makers, and to anyone interested in the future of music.

Digital Media and Society

Author: Simon Lindgren
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473998913
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book offers a comprehensive new analysis of the contemporary media landscape, looking at the central theories of the digital society, and the hot topics and key research methods in the field.

Citizen Witnessing

Author: Stuart Allan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745664431
Format: PDF, ePub
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What role can the ordinary citizen perform in news reporting? This question goes to the heart of current debates about citizen journalism, one of the most challenging issues confronting the news media today. In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Allan introduces the key concept of ‘citizen witnessing’ in order to rethink familiar assumptions underlying traditional distinctions between the ‘amateur’ and the ‘professional’ journalist. Particular attention is focused on the spontaneous actions of ordinary people – caught-up in crisis events transpiring around them – who feel compelled to participate in the making of news. In bearing witness to what they see, they engage in unique forms of journalistic activity, generating firsthand reportage – eyewitness accounts, video footage, digital photographs, Tweets, blog posts – frequently making a vital contribution to news coverage. Drawing on a wide range of examples to illustrate his argument, Allan considers citizen witnessing as a public service, showing how it can help to reinvigorate journalism’s responsibilities within democratic cultures. This book is required reading for all students of journalism, digital media and society.

Digital Music Wars

Author: Patrick Burkart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742536692
Format: PDF
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With the rising popularity of online music, the nature of the music industry is rapidly changing. Rather than buying albums, tapes, or CDs, music shoppers can purchase just one song at a time. It's akin to putting a coin into a diner jukebox except the jukebox is out in cyberspace. But has increasing copyright protection gone too far in keeping the music from the masses? The authors show how the online music industry will establish the model for digital distribution, cultural access, and consumer privacy. Digital Music Wars explores the far-reaching implications of downloading music in an in-depth and insightful way."

Media and Society in the Digital Age

Author: Kevin Kawamoto
Publisher: Pearson College Division
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This comprehensive overview of digital media technologies and their impact on society is a user-friendly introduction for students trying to understand how technology is shaping the world around them. The Digital Age is already upon us and society is feeling its impact. Media and Society in the Digital Age explores both the positive and negative implications of living in a rapidly changing communications environment. This text not only helps lay the foundation for understanding the emerging and constantly changing digital media environment, it also provides readers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their future academic, personal, and professional lives.

Reporting War and Conflict

Author: Janet Harris
ISBN: 9780415743785
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Reporting War and Conflict brings together history, theory and practice to explore the issues and obstacles involved in the reporting of war and conflict today. The book argues that risk is an integral part of war reporting and uses it as a prism through which to analyse how individual reporters, news organisations and society make sense of it. The book begins by providing some history, theory and context to the work of war correspondents paying particular attention to the changing nature of technology, organisational structures and the role and identity of the war reporter over time. This is followed by a discussion of specific types of conflicts. Drawing on real-life experiences of reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, chapters examine how risk and the calculations of risk vary according to the type of conflict. Williams and Harris debate the arguments around risk in relation to issues such as the impact of war reporting on shaping the response of policy-makers and public understanding of conflict, the issues related to gender and war reporting, the relationship between propaganda, censorship and reporting and the question of the nature of war correspondence in the digital world. Reporting War and Conflict is a guide to the contemporary changes in warfare and the media environment and the influence these have had on war reporting. The book offers students and researchers in journalism and media studies an invaluable introduction to the life of a modern war correspondent. .

Outrage Art Controversy and Society

Author: R. Howells
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283548
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power.