Media Accountability and Freedom of Publication

Author: Denis McQuail

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198742517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

View: 2268

What are the media's responsibilities? To whom are they accountable? Are they increasingly growing out of control? In the twenty-first century, our mass media are becoming more powerful and more difficult to hold to account, and attempts at control to prevent harm or make media more responsible are often viewed as infringements of market and media freedom. In this stimulating new study, Denis McQuail identifies problematic trends and issues and outlines the principles underlying media regulation and accountability. In a wide-ranging discussion, which demonstrates that freedom and accountability are not incompatible, the book includes: a review of relevant theory of media and society; a statement of basic communication/publication values; an overview of the system of media governance; an assessment of media effects; a clarification of key concepts, especially accountability, responsibility, freedom, and publication; an analytic framework and a comparative assessment of the alternative means available for holding media to account.

Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe

Concepts and Conditions

Author: Andrea Czepek,Melanie Hellwig,Eva Nowak

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 184150243X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 7276

How free are the media in Europe? Freedom of the press and an independent media system are often taken for granted and all of the EU-member states today have implemented guarantees of press freedom in their constitutions and judicial systems. In Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe, researchers from twelve countries examine media systems regarding conditions for independence and pluralism. They discuss a European approach to press freedom and diversity and include case studies of a broad spectrum of media systems including Bulgaria, the Baltics, Poland, Romania, Finland, France, Germany, Aust.

Verzeichnis Lieferbareer Bucher

German Books in Print

Author: [Anonymus AC02436408],[Anonymus AC02465700],[Anonymus AC02465705],[Anonymus AC02465740],[Anonymus AC02465775],[Anonymus AC02465787],[Anonymus AC02465790]

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783765720741

Category: Reference

Page: 14000

View: 6973

Forest Policy Analysis

Author: Max Krott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402034855

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 323

View: 6608

Professor Max Krott, Director of the Institute of Forest Policy and Nature Conservation at the University of Göttingen, Germany, introduces the most important political players and stakeholders, including the forest owners, the general population, forest workers and employees, forest associations and administration, as well as the media. He illustrates the political and regulatory instruments using examples in current forest policy. Forest Policy Analysis places a special emphasis on the informal processes that are indispensable in understanding practical politics. References made to current English and German-language publications on forest policy studies enable further information to be found with concern to special issues.

Getting to Yes

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Author: Roger Fisher,William L. Ury,Bruce Patton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101539545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8317

The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Comparing Media Systems

Three Models of Media and Politics

Author: Daniel C. Hallin,Paolo Mancini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139454285

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 7111

Building on a survey of media institutions in eighteen West European and North American democracies, Hallin and Mancini identify the principal dimensions of variation in media systems and the political variables which have shaped their evolution. They go on to identify three major models of media system development (the Polarized Pluralist, Democratic Corporatist and Liberal models) to explain why the media have played a different role in politics in each of these systems, and to explore the forces of change that are currently transforming them. It provides a key theoretical statement about the relation between media and political systems, a key statement about the methodology of comparative analysis in political communication and a clear overview of the variety of media institutions that have developed in the West, understood within their political and historical context.

Social Change and Modernity

Author: Hans Haferkamp,Neil J. Smelser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520068285

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 7567

Constructive News

How to save the media and democracy with journalism of tomorrow

Author: Ulrik Haagerup

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 8771844856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

View: 2231

Negative stories make the news. Drama and conflicts, victims and villains are our modern world. Or are they? This revised second edtion on constructive news challenges the traditional concepts and thinking of the news media. It shows the consequences media negativity has on the audience, public discourse, the press and democracy as a whole. The book also explores ways to change old news habits and provides hands-on guidelines on how to do so. Moreover, the book presents numerous examples from the author's ten-year tenure as executive director of news at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation where he led a successful paradigm shift in news production. Constructive News is a wake-up call for a media world that struggles for a future, as well as an inspirational handbook on the next megatrend in journalism.

Media Worlds in the Postjournalism Era

Author: David L. Altheide,Robert P. Snow

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202367323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

View: 454

The concept of media logic, a theoretical framework for explaining the relationship between mass media and culture, was first introduced in Altheide and Snow's influential work, "Media Logic. "In "Media Worlds in the Postjournalism Era, "the authors expand their analysis of how organizational considerations promote a distinctive media logic, which in turn is conductive to a media culture. They trace the ethnography of that media culture, including the knowledge, techniques, and assumptions that encourage media professionals to acquire particular cognitive and evaluative criteria and thereby present events primarily for the media's own ends. Case studies and examples of the mass media presentation of entertainment, news, politics, organized religion, and sports during the past twenty years illustrate how scheduling, sources of information, style, format, and professional awards influence how the world is portrayed in the various media. The authors analyze the influence of media logic on society's perceptions and judgments of issues and its impact on public opinion, culture, and social institutions.

The elite press

great newspapers of the world

Author: John Calhoun Merrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Newspapers

Page: 336

View: 3527

The Genitive Case in Dutch and German

A Study of Morphosyntactic Change in Codified Languages

Author: Alan Scott

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183280

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

View: 3333

In The Genitive Case in Dutch and German, Alan K. Scott offers an account of the tension between morphosyntactic change and codification, focusing on the effect that codification has had on the genitive case and alternative constructions in both languages.

Cyberprotest

New Media, Citizens and Social Movements

Author: Wim van de Donk,Brian D. Loader,Paul G. Nixon,Dieter Rucht

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113442969X

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 8758

Ever since the anti-globalisation protests in Seattle in 1999 the adoption of new information and communications technologies (ICTs) by social movement activists has offered the prospect for the development of global cyberprotest. The Internet with its transnational many-to-many communication facility offers a revolutionary potential for social movements to go online and circumvent the 'official' messages of political and commercial organisations and the traditional media, by speaking directly to the citizens of the world. Furthermore the use of electronic mail (e-mail), mailing lists, websites, electronic forums and other online applications provide powerful media tools for co-ordinating the activity of often physically dispersed movement actors. Moreover, ICTs may also contribute to the important function of social movements of shaping collective identity and countering the claims and arguments of established political interests. A growing body of literature during the last decades of the twentieth century attests to the significant impact SMs have had upon the restructuring of the political landscape. Most of that literature addresses the more traditional actors and institutions (e.g. parliaments, political parties, bureaucracy etc.). Less attention has been devoted to those manifestations of political action that are concentrated around social movements and all kinds of more or less institutionalised and sustainable forms of citizen mobilisation. This book is a collection of cases that take a critical look into the way ICTs are finding their way into the world of social movements

The Handbook of Global Online Journalism

Author: Eugenia Siapera,Andreas Veglis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118313941

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 6035

The Handbook to Global Online Journalism features a collection of readings from international practitioners and scholars that represent a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between the internet and journalism around the world. Provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research and future directions of online journalism Traces the evolution of journalistic practices, business models, and shifting patterns of journalistic cultures that have emerged around the world with the migration of news online Written and edited by top international researchers and practitioners in the area of online journalism Features an extensive breadth of coverage, including economics, organizational practices, contents and experiences Discusses developments in online news in a wide range of countries, from the USA to Brazil, and from Germany to China Contains original theory, new research data, and reviews of existing studies in the field

The Reality of the Mass Media

Author: Niklas Luhmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9780804740777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 577

In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems—applied in his earlier works to the economy, the political system, art, religion, the sciences, and law—to an examination of the role of mass media in the construction of social reality. Luhmann argues that the system of mass media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication, whose functions are not determined by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge, nor by specific social interests or political directives. Rather, he contends that the system of mass media is regulated by the internal code information/noninformation, which enables the system to select its information (news) from its own environment and to communicate this information in accordance with its own reflexive criteria. Despite its self-referential quality, Luhmann describes the mass media as one of the key cognitive systems of modern society, by means of which society constructs the illusion of its own reality. The reality of mass media, he argues, allows societies to process information without destabilizing social roles or overburdening social actors. It forms a broad reservoir (memory) of options for the future coordination of action, and it provides parameters for the stabilization of political reproduction of society, as it produces a continuous self-description of the world around which modern society can orient itself. In his discussion of mass media, Luhmann elaborates a theory of communication in which communication is seen not as the act of a particular consciousness, nor the medium of integrative social norms, but merely the technical codes through which systemic operations arrange and perpetuate themselves.

Memory in a Mediated World

Remembrance and Reconstruction

Author: Andrea Hajek,Christine Lohmeier,Christian Pentzold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137470127

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 5238

Considering both retrospective memories and the prospective employment of memories, Memory in a Mediated World examines troubled times that demand resolution, recovery and restoration. Its contributions provide empirically grounded analyses of how media are employed by individuals and social groups to connect the past, the present and the future.

The Vanishing Newspaper [2nd Ed]

Saving Journalism in the Information Age

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 082621858X

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 2247

"In this edition, Meyer's analysis of the correlation between newspaper quality and profitability is updated and applied to recent developments in the newspaper industry. Meyer argues that understanding the relationship between quality and profit is central to sustaining journalistic excellence and preserving journalism's unique social functions." -- Provided by the publisher.

Getting the Connections Right

Public Journalism and the Troubles in the Press

Author: Jay Rosen

Publisher: Twentieth Century Foundation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 101

View: 6014

Rather than compete with tabloid television, Jay Rosen argues in his book, journalists need to repair the disconnect between the press and the public; regarding political coverage in particular, journalists must reshape the narrative of public life.

Anglo-American Cultural Studies

Author: Jody Skinner

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 382524590X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 6734

Anglo-American Cultural Studies kombiniert eine Einführung in die traditionellen Kategorien der Landeskunde mit einer Darstellung wichtiger Schlüsselthemen der modernen Kulturwissenschaften. Der Band ist in englischer Sprache verfasst und auf die Gegebenheiten an Universitäten im deutschsprachigen Raum zugeschnitten. Für die zweite Auflage wurde der Band wieder auf den neuesten Stand der Forschung gebracht und enthält nun auch die vormals auf die Plattform utb-mehr-wissen.de ausgelagerten Kapitel 3 und 10.