Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 
Book — x, 223 pages ; 24 cm
"Public service media provides citizens with news and entertainment that is largely free from the influence of giant media conglomerates and commercial considerations and that focuses on the needs of citizens as citizens. While public service media in other countries face the same sort of extraordinary pressures found in Canada, unlike Canada (other than Quebec and Radio Canada) they continue to capture large audiences and remain central meeting places in their societies. The End of the CBC? will describe the forces that created the current crisis in the CBC and will use interviews with senior decision-makers and others in the media and entertainment industries to illuminate the issues and decisions of Canadian broadcasting and media in general."-- Provided by publisher.
Foreword by David L. Altheide Introduction: Media Logic, Policing, and Social Media
Chapter 1: Media Formats and Police Social Control Practices
Chapter 2: Crime and Society 2.0: Police and Social Networking
Chapter 3: Facebook and the 2011 Vancouver Riot
Chapter 4: Police Presentational Strategies on Twitter
Chapter 5: Police Caught on Camera: Framing the Death of Sammy Yatim Conclusion: Policing on Social Media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book investigates various public aspects of the management, use, and control of social media by police agencies in Canada. This book aims to illustrate the process by which new information technology-namely, social media-and related changes in communication formats have affected the public face of policing and police work. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police practices in a manner that is consistent with the logic of social media platforms. Policing is changing to include new ways of conditioning the public, cultivating self-promotion, and expanding social control. While each case study presented here focuses on a different social media platform or format, his concern is less with the particular format per se, as these will undoubtedly change, and more with developing suitable analytical and methodological approaches to understanding contemporary policing practices on social media sites. (source: Nielsen Book Data)