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News Flash

News Flash

Journalism, Infotainment and the Bottom-Line Business of Broadcast News

  • Author: Bonnie Anderson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0787975656
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 270
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While talking heads debate the media's alleged conservative orliberal bias, award-winning journalist Bonnie Anderson knows thatthe problem with television news isn't about the Left versus theRight--it's all about the money. From illegal hiring practices toethnocentric coverage to political cheerleading, News Flashexposes how American broadcast conglomerates' pursuit of thealmighty dollar consistently trumps the need for fair and objectivereporting. Along the way to the bottomline, the proud tradition ofAmerican television journalism has given way to anentertainment-driven industry that's losing credibility and viewersby the day. As someone who has worked as both a broadcast reporter and anetwork executive, Anderson details how the networks have beenco-opted by bottom-line thinking that places more value on atelegenic face than on substantive reporting. Networkexecutives—the real power in broadcast journalism—areincreasingly employing tactics and strategies from theentertainment industry. They "cast" reporters based on theirability to "project credibility," value youth over training andexperience, and often greenlight coverage only if they can beassured that it will appeal to advertiser-friendlydemographics.

The Arab Public Sphere in Israel

The Arab Public Sphere in Israel

Media Space and Cultural Resistance

  • Author: Amal Jamal
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253003938
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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In this pathbreaking study, Amal Jamal analyzes the consumption of media by Arab citizens of Israel as a type of communicative behavior and a form of political action. Drawing on extensive public opinion survey data, he describes perceptions and use of media ranging from Arabic Israeli newspapers to satellite television broadcasts from throughout the Middle East. By participating in this semi-autonomous Arab public sphere, the average Arab citizen can connect with a wider Arab world beyond the boundaries of the Israeli state. Jamal shows how media aid the community's ability to resist the state's domination, protect its Palestinian national identity, and promote its civic status.

American Democracy in Jeopardy

American Democracy in Jeopardy

A Nation of People Vulnerable to Being Told What to Think

  • Author: Frank Dalotto
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1449077587
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 116
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American Democracy in Jeopardy is about how rapid advances in technology, the internet, and the growth of Cable TV has drawn the attention of viewers looking for a quick and entertaining sound bite to reinforce their political beliefs. This book shows how a person's beliefs are formed and how their beliefs control their actions, and influence what they see, and what they want to hear. The book also demonstrates why people tune into political entertainers with strongly biased and emotionally charged content who serve to reinforce their biased beliefs. Our hope for a thriving American democracy and for the future lies with our children's educational system and the need to focus more on developing critical thinking skills and less on content and in teaching to tests.

Encyclopedia of journalism. 6. Appendices

Encyclopedia of journalism. 6. Appendices

  • Author: Christopher H. Sterling
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761929576
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That's the Way It Is

That's the Way It Is

A History of Television News in America

  • Author: Charles L. Ponce de Leon
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022625609X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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When critics decry the current state of our public discourse, one reliably easy target is television news. It’s too dumbed-down, they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment, celebrity-obsessed and vapid. The critics may be right. But, as Charles L. Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is, TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff. The familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news-consuming habits, while also harking back to a golden age that, on closer examination, is revealed to be not so golden after all. Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news, from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s, like Eric Sevareid, Edward R. Murrow, and Walter Cronkite, through the rise of cable, the political power of Fox News, and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart. He shows us an industry forever in transition, where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie with political news and serious investigations. The need for ratings success—and the lighter, human interest stories that can help bring it—Ponce de Leon makes clear, has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news. Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news, and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes, That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happens.

Music, Politics, and Violence

Music, Politics, and Violence

  • Author: Susan Fast,Kip Pegley
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819573396
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5915
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Music and violence have been linked since antiquity in ritual, myth, and art. Considered together they raise fundamental questions about creativity, discourse, and music’s role in society. The essays in this collection investigate a wealth of issues surrounding music and violence—issues that cross political boundaries, time periods, and media—and provide cross-cultural case studies of musical practices ranging from large-scale events to regionally specific histories. Following the editors’ substantive introduction, which lays the groundwork for conceptualizing new ways of thinking about music as it relates to violence, three broad themes are followed: the first set of essays examines how music participates in both overt and covert forms of violence; the second section explores violence and reconciliation; and the third addresses healing, post-memorials, and memory. Music, Politics, and Violence affords space to look at music as an active agent rather than as a passive art, and to explore how music and violence are closely—and often uncomfortably—entwined. CONTRIBUTORS include Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.

Broadcasting and Cable

Broadcasting and Cable

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Broadcasting
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Quill & Scroll

Quill & Scroll

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Journalism
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The Interplay of Influence

The Interplay of Influence

News, Advertising, Politics, and the Internet

  • Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson,Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780534559380
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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THE INTERPLAY OF INFLUENCE gives students an understanding of how the mass media operate in our society and the profound ramifications of media messages in the areas of politics, news, and advertising. In this edition, noted communication scholars Jamieson and Campbell offer thoroughly updated coverage throughout including the Internet's role in media, politics, and advertising.

Journalism ethics goes to the movies

Journalism ethics goes to the movies

  • Author: Howard Good
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • ISBN: 9780742554276
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 191
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Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies poses urgent questions about journalism ethics and offers candid answers. As the title suggests, the authorssome of the nation's leading journalism scholarsinvestigate popular movies to illustrate the kind of ethical dilemmas journalists encounter on the job, resulting in a student-friendly book sure to spark interest and stimulate thinking. At a time when experts and the public alike worry that journalism has lost its way, here's a book that can provide much-needed, accessible guidance.

News as entertainment

News as entertainment

the rise of global infotainment

  • Author: Daya Kishan Thussu
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780761968788
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 214
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Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the 'dumbing down' discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which 'soft news' masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism.

Stagecraft and statecraft

Stagecraft and statecraft

advance and media events in political communication

  • Author: Dan Schill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 107
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This book examines media events and advance in political communication from Kennedy through Obama by exploring the way media events are conceived and staged, the strategy and tactics advance staffers use to manage the news media, the functions of media events, the implications of politically communicating by media event, and the way scholars and students can analyze media events.

Screening the Public Sphere

Screening the Public Sphere

Media and Democracy in India

  • Author: Saima Saeed
  • Publisher: Routledge India
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 428
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For centuries, democracy and development have steered the imagination of governments, citizens, intelligentsia and policymakers alike. Democracy without free media is a contradiction, while development without democracy is futile. Highlighting the power and significance of contemporary media, this book deconstructs news and news-making on Indian television. In exploring the concepts of 'sense-making' and 'meaning-generation', it examines how news and the dissemination of information and opinion influence the public sphere, participatory democracy, citizenship and civil society. Providing an original interpretation of the paradigmatic shifts in news content and newsroom practices, this book focuses on changing ownership patterns, increasing 'entertainmentalization' of news and the resultant 'developmental reportage deficit'. At the same time, it confronts the uneasy and critical consequences of commercialization and rising sensationalism in news media. Finally, it discusses the role of Public Service Broadcasting, journalistic ethics, objectivity, and the politics of language and ideology in the media today, pointing to the need for greater diversity of content on the one hand and an emphasis on public interest in media policy-making, on the other. Drawing upon comprehensive empirical data, the democracy–media–development relationship is demonstrated through critical analyses of the media's coverage of recent news events. This includes exhaustive content examination of news programmes on all major news channels of India, surveys with media experts and news professionals by way of questionnaires, and interviews with the audience to gauge the impact of media content on their understanding of social, political and economic issues. This volume will be especially useful to those in journalism, media and communication studies, as also to students of political science, sociology and economics.

Javnost

Javnost

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Communication and culture
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Library Journal

Library Journal

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Libraries
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Los contenidos de los medios de comunicación

Los contenidos de los medios de comunicación

Calidad, rentabilidad y competencia

  • Author: Alfonso Sánchez-Tabernero
  • Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
  • ISBN: 9788423426133
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 2610
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Durante los últimos años han aumentado las voces que critican la evolución de los medios: proliferan las informaciones superficiales; los contenidos de entretenimiento se deterioran; la obsesión por mejorar la rentabilidad ocasiona que no pocos directivos estén más atentos a reducir costes que a mejorar la calidad; la bolsa acentúa el empeño de los empresarios por mejorar sus resultados a corto plazo; y los periodistas, guionistas y - en general - la parte creativa de las empresas pierde protagonismo frente a los gestores y directores financieros. En su investigación, Sánchez-Tabernero parte de las tres hipótesis: a) en las últimas dos décadas, el contenido de los medios se ha empobrecido, particularmente en el sector audiovisual; b) las demandas del público no constituyen la causa principal de esa tendencia; c) la vulgarización de los contenidos supone una apuesta empresarial de alto riesgo. En Los contenidos de los medios de comunicación, el autor expone que es posible incrementar la calidad de la oferta sin que esa decisión estratégica se oponga a la lógica del mercado y al interés de las compañías.

Broadcasting & Cable

Broadcasting & Cable

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Broadcasting
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Mass media and American politics

Mass media and American politics

  • Author: Doris Appel Graber
  • Publisher: Cq Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 407
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Doris Grabers classic text on the mass media continues a strong tradition of combining comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge theory. An ideal core text, this trusted and balanced volume explores the foundations of the American mass media system with a focus on political and technological developments. Graber shows students how the media inuences governmental institutions and functions, and in turn how the government shapes the way the media works and disseminates information. Her broad coverage has three focal points: the news medias role in both the public and private sectors; the medias impact on the attitudes and perceptions of ordinary Americans and political elites; and the ways in which the news media cover governmental institutions and political situations.

Politische Kommunikation in Österreich

Politische Kommunikation in Österreich

ein praxisnahes Handbuch

  • Author: Fritz Plasser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783851148589
  • Category: Communication in politics
  • Page: 501
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