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The War Correspondent - Second Edition

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ISBN: 9781783717583 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605051 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Media and communication
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The War Correspondent looks at the role of the war reporter today: the attractions and the risks of the job; the challenge of objectivity and impartiality in the war zone; the danger that journalistic independence is being compromised by military control, censorship and public relations; as well as the commercial and technological pressures of an intensely concentrated, competitive news media environment. This new edition substantially updates the original, ending with an extended section on the return of history and ideology to the reporting of international conflict. It examines the ‘war on terror’ framework that dominated the first decade of the 21st Century and, as Russia imposes itself once again on the international stage, asks if it might well give way to a new, Cold War framework. If so, what will that mean for the new generation of war correspondents, attuned not to history or ideology but the politics of the next conflict? The book features interviews with prominent war and foreign correspondents such as John Pilger, Robert Fisk, Mary Dejevsky and Alex Thomson. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Media Freedom and Right to Information in Africa

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ISBN: 9789897325793 9782821879515 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Internacionais
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This e-book is the result of a panel organized in the Fifth European Congress of African Studies (ECAS 5) that took place in Lisbon in June 2013. We thought of organizing this panel on “Press Freedom and Right to Information in Africa” since the question of freedom, especially press freedom, is presently extremely important in all African countries. However, it is not yet well known, both in the academic context and by the public.

Putting a Face on It

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ISBN: 9788202522148 Year: Pages: 375 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.28 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing) Grant: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Subject: Media and communication
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"Putting a Face on It analyses and discusses how subjectivity and exposure of individuals now affect most journalistic topics and genres: from politics to sports journalism, from science journalism to journalism about terrorism. Individual exposure and subjectivity affect news and features, photos and front pages, and are at the core of an increasing dialogue with digital media users. One aim of this book is therefore to present some of this variation. Another is to contribute to the discourse about the present state of journalism and where it is heading. Putting a Face on It will appeal to researchers, teachers, students, writers, journalists and other media-interested readers."

The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism. The Anxiety of Authority

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Book Series: Film Theory in Media History ISBN: 9789089647177 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_576930 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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Film criticism is in crisis. Dwelling on the many film journalists made redundant at newspapers, magazines, and other 'old media' in past years, commentators have voiced existential questions about the purpose and worth of the profession in the age of WordPress blogospheres and proclaimed the 'death of the critic'. Bemoaning the current anarchy of internet amateurs and the lack of authoritative critics, many journalists and academics claim that in the digital age, cultural commentary has become dumbed down and fragmented into niche markets. Mattias Freu, arguing against these claims, examines the history of film critical discourse in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States . He demonstrates that since its origins, film criticism has always found itself in crisis: the need to show critical authority and the anxieties over challenges to that authority have been longstanding concerns.

The Datafied Society. Studying Culture through Data

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ISBN: 9789462981362 9789048531011 9789462987173 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462981362 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General)
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As more and more aspects of everyday life are turned into machine-readable data, researchers are provided with rich resources for researching society. The novel methods and innovative tools to work with this data not only require new knowledge and skills, but also raise issues concerning the practices of investigation and publication. This book critically reflects on the role of data in academia and society and challenges overly optimistic expectations considering data practices as means for understanding social reality. It introduces its readers to the practices and methods for data analysis and visualization and raises questions not only about the politics of data tools, but also about the ethics in collecting, sifting through data, and presenting data research. AUP S17 Catalogue text&#xD;&#xD;As machine-readable data comes to play an increasingly important role in everyday life, researchers find themselves with rich resources for studying society. The novel methods and tools needed to work with such data require not only new knowledge and skills, but also a new way of thinking about best research practices. This book critically reflects on the role and usefulness of big data, challenging overly optimistic expectations about what such information can reveal, introducing practices and methods for its analysis and visualization, and raising important political and ethical questions regarding its collection, handling, and presentation.

Appearance, Discrimination and the Media

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ISBN: 9781912656233 9781912656240 I9781912656257 Year: Pages: 28 DOI: 10.16997/book31 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Biology --- Law --- Media and communication --- Social Sciences
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"The portrayal of disfigurement in the UK media must change. This policy brief is based on recent research that found a general negative and sensationalised attitude towards disfigurement in the media.&#xD;&#xD;Disfigurement is a condition that can affect anyone at any time in life regardless their social or demographic background due to accidents or health conditions or be congenital. In the UK, one in 111 people have facial disfigurements.&#xD;&#xD;In order to improve the ways in which media portray disfigurement, this policy brief argues that media should move away from sensationalised coverage on disfigurement and focus instead on the lived experiences of individuals with this condition. It recommends strengthening diversity-oriented editorial practices and training as well as media literacy education. In addition, it addresses the lack of guidelines on the portrayal of disfigurement and urges regulatory bodies to be more efficient in handling complaints."&#xD;

Arte de falar e arte de estar calado: Augusto de Castro – Jornalismo e Diplomacia

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Book Series: História Contemporânea ISBN: 9789892611617 Year: Pages: 408 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1158-7 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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Born in 1883 – the same year that ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’ was published and German composer, Richard Wagner, passed away –, journalist and diplomat, Augusto de Castro, would come across ‘delightful ironies’ in life, as he claimed later on. Thus, while Zarathustra belonged to one of Benito Mussolini’s favourite authors – an Italian dictator, also born in 1883, openly admired by Castro throughout the first decades of the 20th century –, the disappearance of Parsifal’s creator set the theme for one of the most nostalgic articles written by Augusto de Castro, which provided the title to his second-last work, ‘Eighty-three years ago in Venice’ (1966). This book suggests a journey through the life and works of Augusto de Castro, a larger-than-life character of 20th-century diplomacy, politics, and culture, who closely followed the main changes that took place in this country, and communed with the main political, economic, and cultural actors of the national and international scene of the time.

Desafíos del periodismo en la sociedad del conocimiento

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ISBN: 9789873667466 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.814 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Business and Management
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Desafíos del periodismo en la sociedad del conocimiento reúne una decena de reflexiones sobre la actualidad del periodismo y la comunicación en un contexto apremiante y escurridizo. Los medios, los periodistas, las fuentes, las relaciones entre ellos y con las audiencias; el quiebre de la asimetría entre los productores y los consumidores y la búsqueda de narrativas para los nuevos formatos; la vertiginosidad de los cambios tecnológicos y su impacto en el sistema mediático y sus actores, constituyen algunos de los ejes temáticos abordados.

From monologue to dialogue; Radio and reform in Indonesia

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183543 9789004253834 Year: Volume: 264 Pages: vi+190 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_377413 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
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From monologue to dialogue; Radio and reform in Indonesia analyses how radio journalism since the late 1990s has been shaped by and contributed to Reformasi, or the ambition of democratizing Indonesian politics, economy and society. The book examines ideas and practices such as independent journalism, peace journalism, meta-journalism, virtual interactivity, talk-back radio and community radio, which have all been designed to renew audience interest in media and societal affairs. It pays special attention to radio programmes that enable hosts, experts, listeners and other participants to discuss and negotiate the very rules and boundaries of Indonesia’s newly acquired media freedom. The author argues that these contemporary programmes provide dialogic alternatives to the official New Order discourse dominated by monologism. Edwin Jurriëns is Lecturer in Indonesian Language and Culture at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. He is author of Cultural travel and migrancy; The artistic representation of globalization in the electronic media of West Java (KITLV, 2004) and co-editor of Cosmopatriots; On distant belongings and close encounters (Rodopi, 2007

Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions

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Book Series: Digital Humanities Series ISSN: 20542410 20542429 ISBN: 9781906924256 Year: Pages: 253 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0008 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Media and communication
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In this broad-reaching, multi-disciplinary collection, leading scholars investigate how the digital medium has altered the way we read and write text. In doing so, it challenges the very notion of scholarship as it has traditionally been imagined. Incorporating scientific, socio-historical, materialist and theoretical approaches, this rich body of work explores topics ranging from how computers have affected our relationship to language, whether the book has become an obsolete object, the nature of online journalism, and the psychology of authorship. The essays offer a significant contribution to the growing debate on how digitization is shaping our collective identity, for better or worse. Text and Genre in Reconstruction will appeal to scholars in both the humanities and sciences and provides essential reading for anyone interested in the changing relationship between reader and text in the digital age.

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