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ix, 304 p. ; 24 cm.
This text examines the effect on modern politics of the new media, which include talk radio, tabloid journalism, television talk shows, entertainment media, and computer networks. Davis and Owen discuss the new media's cultural environment, audience, and content, and evaluate its impact on everything from elections to policy making to the old media itself. The book is intended for scholars and students of politics, sociology, and media studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195120615 20160528
Green Library
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1 online resource (viii, 295 p.) : ill.
  • Chapter 1. Media Commentary and the Space of Opinion -- Chapter 2. A History of Opinion in the U.S. Media -- Chapter 3. Media and Opinion Formation: Toward a New Theory of Deliberative Politics -- Chapter 4. Who Speaks in the Space of Opinion? -- Chapter 5. Formats and Norms in the U.S. Space of Opinion -- Chapter 6. Rhetorics in the Space of Contemporary U.S. Opinion -- Chapter 7. The Enron Scandal -- Chapter 8. The War on Terror -- Chapter 9. The Future of Opinion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797929 20160614
While the newspaper op-ed page, the Sunday morning political talk shows on television, and the evening cable-news television lineup have an obvious and growing influence in American politics and political communication, social scientists and media scholars tend to be broadly critical of the rise of organized punditry during the 20th century without ever providing a close empirical analysis. What is the nature of the contemporary space of opinion? How has it developed historically? What kinds of people speak in this space? What styles of writing and speech do they use? What types of authority and expertise do they draw on? And what impact do their commentaries have on public debate? To describe and analyze this complex space of news media, Ronald Jacobs and Eleanor Townsley rely on enormous samples of opinion collected from newspapers and television shows during the first years of the last two Presidential administrations. They also employ biographical data on authors of opinion to connect specific argument styles to specific types of authors, and examine the distribution of authors and argument types across different formats. The result is a close mapping that reveals a massive expansion and differentiation of the opinion space. It tells a complex story of shifting intersections between journalism, politics, the academy, and the new sector of think tanks. It also reveals a proliferation of genres and forms of opinion; not only have the people who speak within the space of opinion become more diverse over time, but the formats of opinion-claims to authority, styles of speech, and modes of addressing publics-have also become more varied. Though Jacobs and Townsley find many changes, they also find continuities. Despite public anxieties, the project of objective journalism is alive and well, thriving in the older, more traditional formats, and if anything, the proliferation of newer formats has resulted in an intensified commitment (by some) to core journalistic values as clear points of difference that offer competing logics of distinction and professional justification. But the current moment does represent a real challenge as more and different shows compete to narrate politics in the most compelling, authoritative, and influential manner. By providing the first systematic study of media opinion and news commentary, The Space of Opinion will fill an important gap on research about media, politics, and the civil society and will attract readers in a number of disciplines, including sociology, communication, media studies, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797929 20160614
Book
viii, 295 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Media Commentary and the Space of Opinion -- Chapter 2. A History of Opinion in the U.S. Media -- Chapter 3. Media and Opinion Formation: Toward a New Theory of Deliberative Politics -- Chapter 4. Who Speaks in the Space of Opinion? -- Chapter 5. Formats and Norms in the U.S. Space of Opinion -- Chapter 6. Rhetorics in the Space of Contemporary U.S. Opinion -- Chapter 7. The Enron Scandal -- Chapter 8. The War on Terror -- Chapter 9. The Future of Opinion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797936 20160614
While the newspaper op-ed page, the Sunday morning political talk shows on television, and the evening cable-news television lineup have an obvious and growing influence in American politics and political communication, social scientists and media scholars tend to be broadly critical of the rise of organized punditry during the 20th century without ever providing a close empirical analysis. What is the nature of the contemporary space of opinion? How has it developed historically? What kinds of people speak in this space? What styles of writing and speech do they use? What types of authority and expertise do they draw on? And what impact do their commentaries have on public debate? To describe and analyze this complex space of news media, Ronald Jacobs and Eleanor Townsley rely on enormous samples of opinion collected from newspapers and television shows during the first years of the last two Presidential administrations. They also employ biographical data on authors of opinion to connect specific argument styles to specific types of authors, and examine the distribution of authors and argument types across different formats. The result is a close mapping that reveals a massive expansion and differentiation of the opinion space. It tells a complex story of shifting intersections between journalism, politics, the academy, and the new sector of think tanks. It also reveals a proliferation of genres and forms of opinion; not only have the people who speak within the space of opinion become more diverse over time, but the formats of opinion-claims to authority, styles of speech, and modes of addressing publics-have also become more varied. Though Jacobs and Townsley find many changes, they also find continuities. Despite public anxieties, the project of objective journalism is alive and well, thriving in the older, more traditional formats, and if anything, the proliferation of newer formats has resulted in an intensified commitment (by some) to core journalistic values as clear points of difference that offer competing logics of distinction and professional justification. But the current moment does represent a real challenge as more and different shows compete to narrate politics in the most compelling, authoritative, and influential manner. By providing the first systematic study of media opinion and news commentary, The Space of Opinion will fill an important gap on research about media, politics, and the civil society and will attract readers in a number of disciplines, including sociology, communication, media studies, and political science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199797936 20160614
Business Library
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204 p. illus. 26 cm.
Green Library
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2 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Volume I Part 1: Theories and Principles 1. Rosemarie I. Dinklage and Robert C. Ziller, 'Explicating Cognitive Conflict through Photo-Communication: The Meaning of War and Peace in Germany and the United States', The Journal of Conflict Resolution, 1989, 33, 2, 309-17. 2. William A. Gamson and David Stuart, 'Media Discourse as a Symbolic Contest: The Bomb in Political Cartoons', Sociological Forum, 1992, 7, 1, 55-86. 3. P. A. Chilton, 'The Role of Language in Human Conflict: Prolegomena to the Investigation of Language as a Factor in Conflict Causation and Resolution', Current Issues in Language and Society, 1997, 4, 3, 174-89. 4. Richard Ned Lebow, 'Thucydides the Constructivist', American Political Science Review, 2001, 95, 3, 547-60. 5. R. M. Entman, 'Cascading Activation: Contesting the White House's Frame After 9/11', Political Communication, 2003, 20, 4, 415-32. 6. Eytan Gilboa, 'The CNN Effect: The Search for a Communication Theory of International Relations', Political Communication, 2005, 22, 27-44. 7. Vladimir Bratic, 'Media Effects During Violent Conflict: Evaluating Media Contributions to Peace Building', Conflict and Communication Online, 2006, 5, 1, 1-11. 8. Joseph S. Nye, Jr, 'Public Diplomacy and Soft Power', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2008, 616, 94-109. Part 2: Influencing Public Opinion 9. O. W. Riegel, 'Propaganda and the Press', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1935, 179, 201-10. 10. Philip E. Jacob, 'Influences of World Events on U.S. "Neutrality" Opinion', Public Opinion Quarterly, 1940, 4, 1, 48-65. 11. E. L. Bernays, 'The Marketing of National Policies: A Study of War Propaganda', Journal of Marketing, 1942, 6, 3, 236-44. 12. Jacques Ellul, 'Information and Propaganda', transl. E. P. Halperin, Diogenes, 1957, 5, 18, 61-77. 13. Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, 'Performing Civic Identity: The Iconic Photograph of the Flag Raising on Iwo Jima', Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2002, 88, 4, 363-92. 14. P. M. Taylor, 'Perception Management and the "War" Against Terrorism', Journal of Information Warfare, 2002, 1, 3, 16-29. 15. W. Wanta, G. Golan, and C. Lee, 'Agenda Setting and International News: Media Influence on Public Perceptions of Foreign Nations', Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 2004, 81, 2, 364-77. 16. Javier Jordan, Manuel Torres, and Nicola Horsburgh, 'The Intelligence Services' Struggle Against Al Qaeda Propaganda', International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 2004, 18, 1, 31-49. Part 3: Effects on Policymaking 17. J. Mermin, 'Television News and American Intervention in Somalia: The Myth of a Media-Driven Foreign Policy', Political Science Quarterly, 1997, 112, 3, 385-403. 18. R. Paris, 'Kosovo and the Metaphor War', Political Science Quarterly, 2002, 117, 3, 423-50. 19. Yaron Katz, 'Global Media Influence on the Operational Code of Israel's Intelligence Services', International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 2006, 19, 2, 316-34. 20. R. Ivie and O. Giner, 'Hunting the Devil: Democracy's Rhetorical Impulse to War', Presidential Studies Quarterly, 2007, 37, 4, 580-98. 21. Justin Lewis, 'The Role of the Media in Boosting Military Spending', Media, War & Conflict, 2008, 1, 1, 108-17. Volume II Part 4: Globalized Communication 22. Arie S. Soesilo and Philo C. Wasburn, 'Constructing a Political Spectacle: American and Indonesian Media Accounts of the "Crisis in the Gulf"', Sociological Quarterly, 1994, 35, 2, 367-81. 23. D. K. Thussu, 'Managing the Media in an Era of Round-the-Clock News: Notes from India's First Tele-War', Journalism Studies, 2002, 3, 2, 203-12. 24. Erik C. Nisbet et al., 'Public Diplomacy, Television News, and Muslim Opinion', Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 2004, 9, 2, 11-37. 25. G. Twumasi and D. Keighley, 'Television and Conflict in Africa: A Role for the African Public Broadcasting Foundation', Conflict, Security & Development, 2004, 4, 1, 109-16. 26. Mohamed Zayani and Muhammad I. Ayish, 'Arab Satellite Television and Crisis Reporting: Covering the Fall of Baghdad', International Communication Gazette, 2006, 68, 5/6, 473-97. 27. Crispin Maslog, Seow Ting Lee, and Kim Hun Shik, 'Framing Analysis of a Conflict: How Newspapers in Five Asian Countries Covered the Iraq War', Asian Journal of Communication, 2006, 16, 1, 19-39. 28. Dwayne Winseck, 'Information Operations "Blowback": Communication, Propaganda and Surveillance in the Global War on Terrorism', International Communication Gazette, 2008, 70, 6, 419-41. Part 5: Technology's Impact 29. Harold N. Graves, Jr, 'European Radio and the War', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1941, 213, 75-82. 30. Michael Mandelbaum, 'Vietnam: The Television War', Daedalus, 1982, 111, 4, 157-69. 31. Jamie Frederic Metzl, 'Rwandan Genocide and the International Law of Radio Jamming', American Journal of International Law, 1997, 91, 4, 628-51. 32. David Machin and Usama Suleiman, 'Arab and American Computer War Games: The Influence of a Global Technology on Discourse', Critical Discourse Studies, 2006, 3, 1, 1-22. 33. Daniela V. Dimitrova and Matt Neznanski, 'Online Journalism and the War in Cyberspace: A Comparison Between U.S. and International Newspapers', Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2006, 12, 1, 248-63. 34. Christian Christensen, 'Uploading Dissonance: YouTube and the U.S. Occupation of Iraq', Media, War & Conflict, 2008, 1, 2, 155-75. Part 6: The Journalism of Conflict 35. Paul W. White, 'Covering a War for Radio', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1941, 213, 83-92. 36. J. McCartney, 'Can the Media Cover Guerrilla Wars?', Columbia Journalism Review, 1970, 9, 4, 33-7. 37. J. H. Altschull, 'Khrushchev and the Berlin "Ultimatum": The Jackal Syndrome and the Cold War', Journalism Quarterly, 1977, 54, 3, 545-51, 565. 38. Rune Ottosen, 'Enemy Images and the Journalistic Process', Journal of Peace Research, 1995, 32, 1, 97-112. 39. Jerry W. Knudson, 'Veil of Silence: The Argentine Press and the Dirty War, 1976-1983', Latin American Perspectives, 1997, 24, 6, 93-112. 40. J. Scrimger and T. Richards, 'Public Relations Battles and Wars: Journalistic Cliches and the Potential for Conflict Resolution', Public Relations Review, 2003, 29, 485-92. 41. Thomas Hanitzsch, 'Journalists as Peacekeeping Force? Peace Journalism and Mass Communication Theory', Journalism Studies, 2004, 5, 4, 483-95. 42. W. L. Bennett, R. G. Lawrence, and S. Livingston, 'None Dare Call it Torture: Indexing and the Limits of Press Independence in the Abu Ghraib Scandal', Journal of Communication, 2006, 56, 3, 467-85. 43. K. Mogensen, 'Television Journalism During Terror Attacks', Media, War & Conflict, 2008, 1, 1, 31-49. 44. H. Tumber, 'Journalists, War Crimes, and International Justice', Media, War & Conflict, 2008, 1, 3, 261-9. 45. Robert M. Entman, Steven Livingston, and Jennie Kim, 'Doomed to Repeat: Iraq News 2002-2007', American Behavioral Scientist, 2009, 52, 5, 689-708.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415554589 20160605
The close and complex relationship between conflict and communication has been vividly illustrated in work spanning the writings of Homer and Thucydides to blogs bashed out on contemporary battlefields. And in recent decades there has been a huge growth in scholarly and popular interest in the subject. As serious research flourishes as never before, this new two-volume collection from Routledge's acclaimed Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series has been assembled by the field's leading thinker to meet the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of cross-disciplinary literature. Drawing on disparate, and sometimes less accessible, sources, the two volumes gather together canonical and the very best cutting-edge scholarship to cover a diverse range of key themes, including: the theory and reality of journalistic practice; the effects of conflict communication on the policy process; and the impact of technology on the very nature of war and conflict. The collection also includes a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. War and Conflict Communication is an essential work of reference and will be welcomed as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415554589 20160605
Green Library
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x, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction and Overview - Denis McQuail PART ONE: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION Research into International Television Flows - Preben Sepstrup A Methodological Contribution The Mythology about Globalization - Marjorie Ferguson The inflow of American Television Fiction on European Broadcasting Channels Revisited - Els De Bens and Hedwig de Smaele PART TWO: AUDIENCE Five Traditions in Search of the Audience - Klaus Bruhn Jensen and Karl Erik Rosengren Resisting American Hegemony - Daniel Biltereyst PART THREE: POLICY AND POLITICS Accountability of Meida to Society - Denis McQuail A Reponse Who's Afraid of Infotainment? - Kees Brants Political Communication Systems All Change - Jay G Blumler A Response to Kees Brants 'Four Mothers' - Dafna Lemish and Inbal Barzel The Womb in the Public Sphere A Critical Review and Assessment of Herman and Chomsky's 'Propaganda Model' - Jeffery Klaehn PART FOUR: JOURNALISM The Sacred Side of Professional Journalism - Thorbj[um]orn Broddason Telling Stories - Peter Golding Sociology, Journalism and the Informed Citizen Beyond Journalism - Jo Bardoel A Profession between Information Society and Civil Society Journalistic Codes of Ethics in Europe - Tiina Laitila 'Infosuasion' in European Newspapers - Rossella Savarese A Case Study on War in Kosovo News Production in Contemporary Russia - Olessia Koltsova PART FIVE: MEDIA CULTURE European Soap Operas - Tamar Liebes and Sonia Livingstone The Diversification of Genre Gendering the Internet - Liesbet van Zoonen Claims, Controversies and Cultures Lifestyle Segmentation - Patrick Vyncke Consumer Culture, Islam and the Politics Lifestyle - Baris Kilichay nad Mutlu Binarck Fashion for Veiling in Contemporary Turkey.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412918336 20160528
This exciting collection of papers represents some of the finest communications research published over the last decade. To mark the 20th anniversary of the European Journal of Communication, a leading international journal, the editors have selected 21 papers, all of which make significant and valuable interventions in the field of media and communications. The volume is prefaced with an introduction by the editors and will be a central research text for scholars in this field. European Journal of Communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412918336 20160528
Green Library
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xix, 269 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Political legitimacy, cultural leadership, and public action / Lee Artz
  • Banal militarism and the culture of war / Tanja Thomas and Fabian Virchow
  • National security strategy and the ideology of preventive war / Elisia L. Cohen
  • Foreign policy, public diplomacy, and public relations : selling America to the world / Sue Curry Jansen
  • The problem with patriotism : steps toward the redemption of American journalism and democracy / Robert Jensen
  • Culture as persuasion : metaphor as weapon / William B. Hart II and Fran Hassencahl
  • The invisible ally : marketing Australia's war in Iraq / Andrew Jakubowicz and Liz Jacka
  • The construction of Arabs as enemies : post-9/11 discourse of George W. Bush / Debra Merskin
  • The political rhetoric of sacrifice and heroism and U.S. military intervention / Timothy Cole
  • "The great American bubble :" Fox News channel, the "mirage" of objectivity and the isolation of American public opinion / Adel Iskandar
  • Pre-emptive strikes on the cultural front : big radio, the Dixie Chicks, and homeland insecurity / Matthew A. Killmeier
  • The mass media, politics, and warfare / Christian Fuchs
  • Might makes right : news reportage as discursive weapon in the war in Iraq / Michael Gasher
  • Journalists embedded in culture : war stories as political strategy / Heinz Brandenburg
  • The power of public reporting : the independent media center's challenge to corporate media / Lisa Brooten.
How were the American people prepared for the war on Iraq? How have political agents and media gatekeepers sought to develop public support for the first preventive war of the modern age? Bring 'Em On highlights the complex links between media and politics, analyzing how communication practices are modified in times of crisis to protect political interests or implement political goals. International contributors in mass communication, political science, and sociology address how U.S. institutional media practices, government policy, and culture can influence public mobilization for war.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742536890 20160528
Green Library
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xiii, 210 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 Transforming media structures - ownership, policy and regulation: redrawing the map of the communications industries - concentration and ownership in the era of privatization-- communication policy in the global information economy - whither the public interest?-- regulating communications media - from the discretion of sound chaps to the arguments of lawyers. Part 2 Changing media processes - politics and power: rethinking the sociology of journalism - source strategies and the limits of media centrism-- elections, the media and the modern publicity process-- democracy in blinkers? - citizenship and political communication in an inegalitarian social order-- culturalist perspectives of news organizations - a reappraisal and a case study-- American roots and European branches - communcation research past, present and future-- television and everyday life - towards an anthropology of the television audience-- electronic media and the redefining of time and space.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803982680 20160528
Communications experts address major issues at the heart of modern public communication in this volume, which highlights the current transformation of media systems, and explores the impact upon them of new ownership and regulatory structures, policies and technologies. The authors probe the nature of media power and the changing relationships of the symbolic, political and economic orders: the withering of public-interest, policy objectives, the growth of official information management, the unequal distribution of communication resources, and the implications of all these trends for the democratic process. The more conceptual and methodological issues they confront include a critique of the limitations of media-centric interpretations, the neglected significance of journalistic sources and a reappraisal of culturalist perspectives. Other chapters compare European and American research traditions, explore electronic media redefinitions of time and space, and present the case for an ethnographic approach to the television audience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803982680 20160528
Green Library
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viii, 296 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • * Preface 1. Gender and the Media 2. Analysing Gender in Media Texts 3. Advertising and Postfeminism 4. News, Gender and Journalism 5. Talk Shows 6. Gender in Magazines 7. Postfeminist Romance.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745612737 20160528
Written in a clear and accessible style, with lots of examples from Anglo-American media, "Gender and the Media" offers a critical introduction to the study of gender in the media, and an up-to-date assessment of the key issues and debates. Eschewing a straightforwardly positive or negative assessment the book explores the contradictory character of contemporary gender representations, where confident expressions of girl power sit alongside reports of epidemic levels of anorexia among young women, moral panics about the impact on men of idealized representations of the 'six-pack', but near silence about the pervasive re-sexualization of women's bodies, along with a growing use of irony and playfulness that render critique extremely difficult.The book looks in depth at five areas of media - talk shows, magazines, news, advertising, and contemporary screen and paperback romances - to examine how representations of women and men are changing in the twenty-first century, partly in response to feminist, queer and anti-racist critique. "Gender and the Media" is also concerned with the theoretical tools available for analysing representations. A range of approaches from semiotics to postcolonial theory are discussed, and Gill asks how useful notions such as objectification, backlash, and positive images are for making sense of gender in today's Western media. Finally, "Gender and the Media" also raises questions about cultural politics - namely, what forms of critique and intervention are effective at a moment when ironic quotation marks seem to protect much media content from criticism and when much media content - from Sex and the City to revenge adverts - can be labelled postfeminist.This is a book that will be of particular interest to students and scholars in gender and media studies, as well as those in sociology and cultural studies more generally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745619156 20160528
Green Library
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259 p.
  • Editors. List of Contributors. 1. The Search for Scandal: James Lull and Stephen Hinerman. 2. Scandal and Social Theory: John B. Thompson. 3."And Besides, the Wench is Dead": Media Scandals and the Globalization of Communication: John Tomlinson. 4. Anxiety, Desire, and Conflict in the American Racial Imagination: Herman Gray. 5. What a Story! Understanding the Audience for Scandal: S. Elizabeth Bird. 6. Character, Celebrity, and Sexual Innuendo in the Mass-Mediated Presidency: Bruce E. Gronbeck. 7. (Don't) Leave Me Alone: Tabloid Narrative and the Michael Jackson Child Abuse Scandal: Stephen Hinerman. 8. Producing Trash, Class, and the Money Shot: A Behind the Scenes Account of Daytime TV Talkshows: Laura Grindstaff. 9. Apollo Undone: The Sports Scandal: David Rowe. 10. Church, Media, and Scandal: Paul A. Soukup. 11. Pushin' it to the Limit: Scandals and Pop Music: Javier Santiago-Lucerna. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745618852 20160527
When personal desire goes beyond moral boundaries in the lives of public figures, a media scandal may not be far behind. But media today can make anyone with the right story a subject for scandal. The media routinely invades privacy in search of a scandal, turning secrets into narratives that ignite widespread attention. The media scandal has become a cornerstone of contemporary journalism, and a controversial trend in media performance overall. This is the first volume to evaluate scandal as a mass-mediated, globalized phenomenon. Top scholars examine how institutions and personalities ranging from politics, religion and big business to TV talkshows, sports, and popular music, become converted into scandalous commodities that drive tabloids, trash TV and 'respectable' media too.By exploring how scandals fuel mass media and popular culture, this timely book will stimulate much discussion about this fascinating subject. This will be essential reading for students and scholars in media studies, cultural studies, journalism/mass communication, communication studies and sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745618852 20160527
Green Library

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