Understanding Global News

Author: Jaap van Ginneken
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761957081
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A lively and critical introduction to the news media, this book has been written specifically for media students and trainee journalists. Understanding Global News invites the reader to explore contemporary journalistic practice, and questions the assumption that the media provide a mere window on the world. Challenging the often unquestioned notions of media objectivity, the author turns the classic questions: Who? What? When? and Why? onto the news media. By employing a range of theoretical perspectives and a large variety of examples, the author demonstrates the way in which our perceptions of the world are constructed by the news media.

Television Courtroom Broadcasting Effects

Author: Paul Lambert
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761860061
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The courts have had to deal with the increasing amount of technology. Televised courtroom broadcasting especially remains an issue. Despite three Supreme Court cases on this issue, the common thread between the cases has not been highlighted. This book analyzes these cases and the effects broadcasting has on the courts.

News and News Sources

Author: Paul Manning
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761957960
Format: PDF
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News and News Sources offers a fresh introduction to the sociology of news. News and News Sources: reviews new research in the rapidly expanding field of political communication, drawing upon material from Britain, Europe and the USA; provides a clear introduction to the processes of news production and the implications of the rise in global electronic news communication; and assesses the various theoretical frameworks available for analysing these developments including fuctionalism, pluralism, Marxism, political economy, hegemony theory, discourse theory and postmodernism.

Global Entertainment Media A Critical Introduction

Author: Lee Artz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118955447
Format: PDF, Docs
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Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student–friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism. Examines the influence of global entertainment media on the emergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework for explaining and understanding world culture as part of changing class relations and media practices Uses action adventure movies to demonstrate the complex relationship between international media political economy, entertainment content, global culture, and cultural hegemony Draws on examples of public and community media in Venezuela and Latin America to illustrate the relations between government policies, media structures, public access to media, and media content Engagingly written with crisp and controversial commentary to both inform and entertain readers Includes student–friendly features such as fully–integrated call out boxes with definitions of terms and concepts, and lists and summaries of transnational entertainment media

Questioning the Media

Author: John Downing
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803971974
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Second Edition of this successful text has been updated and extensively revised to provide students with an engaging introduction to media studies. Practical and accessible, Questioning the Media invites readers to be active participants in the process of understanding the importance of the media today. New chapters on media and identity, global media influences, computer-mediated communication, feminist media theories, popular music and news coverage of AIDS enhance the previous collection of original works by distinguished contributors. With helpful introductions to each section and chapter, this innovative volume offers diverse critical perspectives on media studies, political economy, cultural studies, the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, feminism, audience ethnography and cultural dependency. Students can examine thoroughly topics in mass culture, technology, international communication and more. Throughout the book sophisticated terms and concepts are explained, making this the ideal critical introduction to media studies.

International News in the 21st Century

Author: Chris A. Paterson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN:
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In the aftermath of September 11, the nature of international news has resumed a central place in media debates and political analysis. In the first collection of its kind, influential journalists and scholars probe the future of international news. Topics include the conglomerates, ethnocentric imbalances in news reporting, the rise of non-Anglo news channels, approaches for reconstructing the international news agenda, the impacts of new technologies of production and diffusion, international news rhetoric, and audiences’ imagination of the "global" and their perceptions of international news coverage. In a dialogue that is both descriptive and prescriptive, this book begins an encounter between media practitioners, activists, and academics, constituencies that have tended to talk past each other but are now beginning to find some shared concerns.