Social Media at BBC News

Author: Valerie Belair-Gagnon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317585003
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Since the emergence of social media in the journalistic landscape, the BBC has sought to produce reporting more connected to its audience while retaining its authority as a public broadcaster in crisis reporting. Using empirical analysis of crisis news production at the BBC, this book shows that the emergence of social media at the BBC and the need to manage this kind of material led to a new media logic in which tech-savvy journalists take on a new centrality in the newsroom. In this changed context, the politico-economic and socio-cultural logic have led to a more connected newsroom involving this new breed of journalists and BBC audience. This examination of news production events shows that in the midst of transformations in journalistic practices and norms, including newsgathering, sourcing, distribution and impartiality, the BBC has reasserted its authority as a public broadcaster. Click here for a short video about the book.

Journalism After Snowden

Author: Emily Bell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540671
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Edward Snowden’s release of classified NSA documents exposed the widespread government practice of mass surveillance in a democratic society. The publication of these documents, facilitated by three journalists, as well as efforts to criminalize the act of being a whistleblower or source, signaled a new era in the coverage of national security reporting. The contributors to Journalism After Snowden analyze the implications of the Snowden affair for journalism and the future role of the profession as a watchdog for the public good. Integrating discussions of media, law, surveillance, technology, and national security, the book offers a timely and much-needed assessment of the promises and perils for journalism in the digital age. Journalism After Snowden is an essential read for citizens, journalists, and academics in search of perspective on the need for and threats to investigative journalism in an age of heightened surveillance. The book features contributions from key players in the initial reporting of the NSA files, including former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger; ex-New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson; legal scholar and journalist Glenn Greenwald; and Edward Snowden. Other contributors include dean of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Steve Coll, Internet and society scholar Clay Shirky, legal scholar Cass Sunstein, and journalist Julia Angwin. Topics discussed include the protection of sources, digital security practices, the legal rights of journalists, access to classified data, interpreting journalistic privilege in the digital age, and understanding the impact of the Internet and telecommunications policy on journalism. The anthology’s interdisciplinary nature provides a comprehensive overview and understanding of how society can protect the press and ensure the free flow of information.

Democratizing Journalism through Mobile Media

Author: Ivo Burum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317246713
Format: PDF
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Fuelled by a distrust of big media and the development of mobile technologies, the resulting convergence of journalism praxis (professional to alternative), workflows (analogue to multipoint digital) and platforms (PC to mobile), result in a 24-hour always-on content cycle. The information revolution is a paradigm shift in the way we develop and consume information, in particular the type we call news. While many see this cultural shift as ruinous, Burum sees it as an opportunity to utilize the converging information flow to create a galvanizing and common digital language across spheres of communication: community, education and mainstream media. Embracing the digital literacies researched in this book will create an information bridge with which to traverse journalism’s commercial precarity, the marginalization of some communities, and the journalism school curricula.

Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era

Author: Shelton A. Gunaratne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317527674
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This book aims to be the first comprehensive exposition of "mindful journalism"—drawn from core Buddhist ethical principles—as a fresh approach to journalism ethics. It suggests that Buddhist mindfulness strategies can be applied purposively in journalism to add clarity, fairness and equity to news decision-making and to offer a moral compass to journalists facing ethical dilemmas in their work. It comes at a time when ethical values in the news media are in crisis from a range of technological, commercial and social factors, and when both Buddhism and mindfulness have gained considerable acceptance in Western societies. Further, it aims to set out foundational principles to assist journalists dealing with vulnerable sources and recovering from traumatic assignments.

Author: Уильям Шекспир
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040868839
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Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering

Author: Colleen Murrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317906977
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This book reveals that 'fixers'—local experts on whom foreign correspondents rely—play a much more significant role in international television newsgathering than has been documented or understood. Murrell explores the frames though which international reporting has traditionally been analysed and then shows that fixers, who have largely been dismissed by scholars as 'logistical aides', are in fact central to the day-to-day decision-making that takes place on-the-road. Murrell looks at why and how fixers are selected and what their significance is to foreign correspondence. She asks if fixers help introduce a local perspective into the international news agenda, or if fixers are simply ‘People Like Us’ (PLU). Also included are in-depth case studies of correspondents in Iraq and Indonesia.

Re Orient

Author: Aat Emile Vervoorn
Publisher:
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Reorient: Change in Asian Societies offers a thematic look at the major issues facing societies in Asia. While the book examines the major changes, trends, and problems experienced by Asian societies in the modern world, it does so by recognizing the influence of history on a societys cultural patterns, institutions, and people. The text questions stereotypes about Asia, arguing that each society is unique and complex, and that although different societies all face much the same issues and problems, it may be appropriate for them to respond in different ways. Topics include globalisation; demographic change and population growth; ethnicity and political self-determination; economic development and inequality; gender relations; environmental degradation and resource depletion; employment; and media and censorship.

The Communication of Politics

Author: Ralph M. Negrine
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780803977389
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How should those who exercise power be made more accountable? And, what roles should the mass media play in that process? Can the public monitor the exercise of power without the existence of a strong and inquisitive media? The Communication of Politics explores these and other questions vital to the debate on the role of the media in the democratic process. This thought-provoking volume examines some of the often overlooked problems faced by the media and by journalists in their efforts to create an "informed" citizenry. Author Ralph Negrine argues that these are constrained on the one hand by the media's relationships to those in government and the imperatives of governing, and on the other by the ambiguous information available to them. Questioning the practices that filter information, Negrine shows why the essential task of uncovering truths remains elusive. The Communication of Politics will complement more traditional approaches to the study of the role of the mass media in the democratic process and will be the standard reference for students of media \ communication studies and political science.