Networked Press Freedom

Author: Mike Ananny
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262345838
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reimagining press freedom in a networked era: not just a journalist's right to speak but also a public's right to hear. In Networked Press Freedom, Mike Ananny offers a new way to think about freedom of the press in a time when media systems are in fundamental flux. Ananny challenges the idea that press freedom comes only from heroic, lone journalists who speak truth to power. Instead, drawing on journalism studies, institutional sociology, political theory, science and technology studies, and an analysis of ten years of journalism discourse about news and technology, he argues that press freedom emerges from social, technological, institutional, and normative forces that vie for power and fight for visions of democratic life. He shows how dominant, historical ideals of professionalized press freedom often mistook journalistic freedom from constraints for the public's freedom to encounter the rich mix of people and ideas that self-governance requires. Ananny's notion of press freedom ensures not only an individual right to speak, but also a public right to hear. Seeing press freedom as essential for democratic self-governance, Ananny explores what publics need, what kind of free press they should demand, and how today's press freedom emerges from intertwined collections of humans and machines. If someone says, “The public needs a free press,” Ananny urges us to ask in response, “What kind of public, what kind of freedom, and what kind of press?” Answering these questions shows what robust, self-governing publics need to demand of technologists and journalists alike.

The Social Fact

Author: John P. Wihbey
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262039591
Format: PDF, ePub
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How the structure of news, information, and knowledge is evolving and how news media can foster social connection. While the public believes that journalism remains crucial for democracy, there is a general sense that the news media are performing this role poorly. In The Social Fact, John Wihbey makes the case that journalism can better serve democracy by focusing on ways of fostering social connection. Wihbey explores how the structure of news, information, and knowledge and their flow through society are changing, and he considers ways in which news media can demonstrate the highest possible societal value in the context of these changes. Wihbey examines network science as well as the interplay between information and communications technologies (ICTs) and the structure of knowledge in society. He discusses the underlying patterns that characterize our increasingly networked world of information—with its viral phenomena and whiplash-inducing trends, its extremes and surprises. How can the traditional media world be reconciled with the world of social, peer-to-peer platforms, crowdsourcing, and user-generated content? Wihbey outlines a synthesis for news producers and advocates innovation in approach, form, and purpose. The Social Fact provides a valuable framework for doing audience-engaged media work of many kinds in our networked, hybrid media environment. It will be of interest to all those concerned about the future of news and public affairs.

The Wealth of Networks

Author: Yochai Benkler
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300127235
Format: PDF, Docs
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Describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing. The author shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people create and express themselves. He describes the range of legal and policy choices that confront.

The Changing Nature of Telecommunications Information Infrastructure

Author: Steering Committee on the Changing Nature of Telecommunications/Information Infrastructure
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309586984
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Advancement of telecommunications and information infrastructure occurs largely through private investment. The government affects the rate and direction of this progress through regulation and public investment. This book presents a range of positions and perspectives on those two classes of policy mechanism, providing a succinct analysis followed by papers prepared by experts in telecommunications policy and applications.

Books in German

Author: N y ) Buffalo Public Library (Buffalo
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780274240838
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

1918 Die Welt im Fieber

Author: Laura Spinney
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446259589
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Der Erste Weltkrieg geht zu Ende, und eine weitere Katastrophe fordert viele Millionen Tote: die Spanische Grippe. Binnen weniger Wochen erkrankt ein Drittel der Weltbevölkerung. Trotzdem sind die Auswirkungen auf Gesellschaft, Politik und Kultur weitgehend unbekannt. Ob in Europa, Asien oder Afrika, an vielen Orten brachte die Grippe die Machtverhältnisse ins Wanken, womöglich beeinflusste sie die Verhandlung des Versailler Vertrags und verursachte Modernisierungsbewegungen. Anhand von Schicksalen auf der ganzen Welt öffnet Laura Spinney das Panorama dieser Epoche. Sie füllt eine klaffende Lücke in der Geschichtsschreibung und erlaubt einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Schicksalsjahr 1918.

Uners ttliche Neugier

Author: Helga Nowotny
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783931659738
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Moderne ist durch den Verlust von Gewißheiten geprägt, was sie nicht hindert, neue zu suchen. Die historisch einmalige Präferenz für das Neue, die mit der modernen Naturwissenschaft institutionalisiert wurde, hat Ungewißheiten mit sich gebracht, die aus dem erweiterten Handlungsraum und technischen Möglichkeiten resultieren. So endlos das Potential menschlicher Kreativität und der sie antreibenden Neugier scheinen mag, stößt sie dort auf Grenzen, wo das, was wissenschaftlich und technisch machbar ist, als gesellschaftlich unerwünscht gilt. Die wissenschaftliche Neugier soll gezähmt werden, doch gleichzeitig hat die Gesellschaft eine kollektive Wette auf die fragile Zukunft abgeschlossen. Sie lautet: Innovation. Im Buch werden die sich daraus ergebenden Spannungen analysiert und die ihnen zugrundeliegende Ambivalenz als kulturelle Ressource identifiziert. Um die Zukunft anders als in utopischen und dystopischen Bildern zu denken, müssen wir, ob wir wollen oder nicht, modern bleiben.