Rich Media, Poor Democracy

Communication Politics in Dubious Times
Author: Robert W. McChesney
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1620970708
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
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First published to great acclaim in 2000, Rich Media, Poor Democracy is Robert W. McChesney’s magnum opus. Called a “rich, penetrating study” by Noam Chomsky, the book is a meticulously researched exposition of how U.S. media and communication empires are threatening effective democratic governance. What happens when a few conglomerates dominate all major aspects of mass media, from newspapers and magazines to radio and broadcast television? Since the publication of this prescient work, which won Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize and the Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award, the concentration of media power and the resultant “hypercommercialization of culture” has only intensified. McChesney lays out his vision for what a truly democratic society might look like, offering compelling suggestions for how the media can be reformed as part of a broader program of democratic renewal. Rich Media, Poor Democracy remains as vital and insightful as ever and continues to serve as an important resource for researchers, students, and anyone who has a stake in the transformation of our digital commons. This new edition includes a major new preface by McChesney, where he offers both a history of the transformation in media since the book first appeared; a sweeping account of the organized efforts to reform the media system; and the ongoing threats to our democracy as journalism has continued its sharp decline.

Media Power, Media Politics


Author: Mark J. Rozell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742511583
Category: Philosophy
Page: 341
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This work examines the role and influence of the media in every sphere of American politics. Organized thematically, the book analyzes the relationship between the media and key institutions, political actors and nongovernmental entities, as well as the role of the new media, media ethics and foreign policy coverage. Written by leading scholars in the field, the chapters serve as broad overviews to the issues while discussion questions and suggestions for further reading encourage deeper inquiry. Designed to complement a wide variety of classes the book is a look at the pervasive influence of the media in American society.

Demokratie und Krise

Zum schwierigen Verhältnis von Theorie und Empirie
Author: Wolfgang Merkel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658059451
Category: Political Science
Page: 500
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Es gibt kaum einen Begriff in den Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, der so häufig benutzt wird wie der Begriff Krise. Krise des Sozialstaats, Krise der politischen Parteien, Krise des Parlaments, Eurokrise, Krise im Mittleren Osten, Krise der Diktaturen und schon immer auch: Krise der Demokratie. Steckt die Demokratie tatsächlich in der Krise, oder ist dieses verbreitete Urteil eine Erfindung von Theoretikern und Medien? Die Beiträge dieses Buchs untersuchen den gegenwärtigen Zustand der etablierten Demokratien auf der Grundlage eines gemeinsamen Demokratie- und Krisenverständnisses. Dem Leser wird aus drei theoretischen Perspektiven ein empirisch gehaltvoller Blick auf die zentralen Ebenen der Demokratie in der OECD-Welt geöffnet: der Partizipation, der Repräsentation und des Regierens. Die Krisenphänomene sind vielschichtig und variieren von Institution zu Institution, von Politikbereich zu Politikbereich und von Land zu Land. Von einer allgemeinen oder gar existenziellen Krise kann nicht die Rede sein. Dennoch gibt es keinen Grund zur Entwarnung. Die Legitimationsachsen der Demokratie verschieben sich. Die Demokratie steht vor großen Herausforderungen.

Digital Media and Democracy

Tactics in Hard Times
Author: Megan Boler
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262514893
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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The contributors of this text discuss broad questions of media and politics, offer nuanced analyses of change in journalism, and undertake detailed examinations of the use of web-based media in shaping political and social movements. The chapters include not only essays but also interviews with journalists and media activists.

Politische Kommunikation im internationalen Vergleich

Grundlagen, Anwendungen, Perspektiven
Author: Frank Esser,Barbara Pfetsch
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322803929
Category: Political Science
Page: 510
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Nachdem komparative Ansätze in der Kommunikationswissenschaft lange vernachlässigt wurden, liegt mit diesem Band ein umfassender "State-of-the-Art"-Report der Politischen Kommunikation im internationalen Vergleich vor. Zwanzig Autoren aus Europa und den USA bieten einen systematischen Überblick über die wesentlichen Grundlagen, Anwendungsfelder und Perspektiven. Der Band dient sowohl zur Einführung in die Thematik als auch zu deren Vertiefung.

Media Systems and Communication Policies in Latin America


Author: M. Guerrero,M. Márquez-Ramírez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137409053
Category: Political Science
Page: 318
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Media Systems and Communication Policies in Latin America proposes, tests and analyses the liberal captured model. It explores to what extent to which globalisation, marketization, commercialism, regional bodies and the nation State redefine the media's role in Latin American societies.

Was macht uns schlauer?

Die führenden Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit über neue Strategien, unser Wissen zu erweitern
Author: John Brockman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104026610
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
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Der große Visionär, Wissenschaftsaktivist und Literaturagent John Brockmann hat den führenden Köpfen aus unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen die Frage gestellt, welche neuen wissenschaftlichen Konzepte und Ideen unser Wissen wesentlich erweitern werden. Hierbei sind die Naturwissenschaften ebenso wie die Philosophie, die Künste und die Rechts- und die Wirtschaftswissenschaften angesprochen. Eine spannende Debatte u. a. mit Daniel Kahneman, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, J. Craig Venter, Martin Rees, Ernst Pöppel, Gerd Gigerenzer, Nicholas Christakis, Lisa Randall, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steven Pinker und George Dyson. »Man muss Brockman und den Wissenschaftlern dankbar sein. Viel zu selten werden Fragen diskutiert, die an unserem Selbstverständnis als Mensch rütteln oder Überzeugungen und mit ihnen Deutungshoheiten und Herrschaftsstrukturen in Frage stellen.« Deutschlandradio Kultur

Advertising on Trial

Consumer Activism and Corporate Public Relations in the 1930s
Author: Inger L. Stole
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252092589
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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It hasn't occurred to even the harshest critics of advertising since the 1930s to regulate advertising as extensively as its earliest opponents almost succeeded in doing. Met with fierce political opposition from organized consumer movements when it emerged, modern advertising was viewed as propaganda that undermined the ability of consumers to live in a healthy civic environment. In Advertising on Trial, Inger L. Stole examines how these consumer activists sought to limit the influence of corporate powers by rallying popular support to moderate and transform advertising. She weaves their story together through the extensive use of primary sources, including archival research done with consumer and trade group records, as well as trade journals and a thorough engagement with the existing literature. Stole's account of this contentious struggle also demonstrates how public relations developed as a way to justify laissez-faire corporate advertising in light of a growing consumer rights movement, and how the failure to rein in advertising was significant not just for that period but for ours as well.

Media and Society


Author: James Curran
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849660328
Category:
Page: 400
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The fifth edition of this highly-respected collection of media and communication essays contains insightful analyses from leading international academics in the field on a wide range of key topics ranging from new media to film studies.

Publicity and the Canadian State

Critical Communications Perspectives
Author: Kirsten Kozolanka
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442669314
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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Publicity pervades our political and public culture, but little has been written that critically examines the basis of the modern Canadian “publicity state.” This collection is the first to focus on the central themes in the state’s relationship with publicity practices and the “permanent campaign,” the constant search by politicians and their strategists for popular consent. Central to this political popularity contest are publicity tools borrowed from private enterprise, turning political parties into sound bites and party members into consumers. Publicity and the Canadian State is the first sustained study of the contemporary practices of political communication, focusing holistically on the tools of the publicity state and their ideological underpinnings: advertising, public opinion research, marketing, branding, image consulting, and media and information management, as well as related topics such as election law and finance, privacy, think-tank lobbying, and non-election communication campaigns. Bringing together contemporary Canadian analysis by scholars in a number of fields, this collection will be a welcome new resource for academics, public relations and policy professionals, and government communicators at all levels.

Japanese Cybercultures


Author: Nanette Gottlieb,Mark McLelland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113446763X
Category: History
Page: 272
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Japan is rightly regarded as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, yet the development and deployment of Internet technology in Japan has taken a different trajectory compared with Western nations. This is the first book to look at the specific dynamics of Japanese Internet use. It examines the crucial questions: * how the Japanese are using the Internet: from the prevalence of access via portable devices, to the fashion culture of mobile phones * how Japan's "cute culture" has colonized cyberspace * the role of the Internet in different musical subcultures * how different men's and women's groups have embraced technology to highlight problems of harassment and bullying * the social, cultural and political impacts of the Internet on Japanese society * how marginalized groups in Japanese society - gay men, those living with AIDS, members of new religious groups and Japan's hereditary sub-caste, the Burakumin - are challenging the mainstream by using the Internet. Examined from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, using a broad range of case-studies, this is an exciting and genuinely cutting-edge book which breaks new ground in Japanese studies and will be of value to anyone interested in Japanese culture, the Internet and cyberculture.

Israels Invasion in Gaza


Author: Norman G. Finkelstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894017378
Category: Gaza Region
Page: 223
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Scales of Justice

Reimagining Political Space in a Globalizing World
Author: Nancy Fraser
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519621
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the scope of justice was rarely subject to open dispute. Today, however, human-rights activists and international feminists join critics of structural adjustment and the World Trade Organization in challenging the view that justice can only be a domestic relation among fellow citizens. Targeting injustices that cut across borders, they are making the scale of justice an object of explicit struggle. Inspired by these efforts, Nancy Fraser asks: What is the proper frame for theorizing justice? Faced with a plurality of competing scales, how do we know which one is truly just? In exploring these questions, Fraser revises her widely discussed theory of redistribution and recognition. She introduces a third, "political" dimension of justice representation and elaborates a new, reflexive type of critical theory that foregrounds injustices of "misframing." Engaging with thinkers such as Jürgen Habermas, John Rawls, Michel Foucault, and Hannah Arendt, she envisions a "postwestphalian" mapping of political space that accommodates transnational solidarity, transborder publicity, and democratic frame-setting, as well as emancipatory projects that cross borders. The result is a sustained reflection on who should count with respect to what in a globalizing world.

Von der Diktatur zur Demokratie

ein Leitfaden für die Befreiung
Author: Gene Sharp
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406568176
Category: Civil disobedience
Page: 118
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Massenmedien, Manipulation und Demokratie in den Vereinigten Staaten: 9/11 und der Irak Krieg


Author: Anja Denise Biedermann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638728250
Category:
Page: 92
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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, Note: 2,0, Universitat Stuttgart (Philosophie), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Arbeit ist ein Versuch, mogliche Manipulationsprozesse von Seiten der Regierung und Medien in einer demokratischen Gesellschaft wie den Vereinigten Staaten zu untersuchen. Eine Ubersicht uber die Entwicklungen der Massenmedien in den letzten Jahren in den USA dient als Einstieg. Eine Analyse unterschiedlicher Werke von Autoren wie Noam Chomsky soll die Zusammenhange zwischen Massenmedien, Manipulation und Demokratie in der Theorie erschliessen. Eine Analyse zur Berichterstattung der Medien zum 11. September und dem Irak-Krieg verdeutlicht schliesslich die Zusammenhange an konkreten Beispielen. Welche Folgen diese Zusammenhange schliesslich auf die Ziellander der US-Angriffe haben, wird zum Ende der Arbeit diskutiert."

Realizing the Impossible

Art Against Authority
Author: Josh MacPhee,Erik Reuland
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781904859321
Category: Education
Page: 319
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Looks at the history of the depiction of anti-authoritarian social movements in art.

Media Management in the Age of Giants

Business Dynamics of Journalism. Second Edition.
Author: Dennis F. Herrick
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826351646
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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The emergence of giant media corporations has created a new era in mass communications. The world of media giants—with a focus on the bottom line—makes awareness of business and financial issues critical for everyone in the industry. This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age? Focusing on newspaper, television, and radio companies, Herrick fills his book with real-life examples, interviews with media managers, and case studies. In a time when all the rules are changing because of digital technology, conglomeration, and shifting consumer habits, this text is a vital tool for students and working journalists.

Breaking the Magic Spell

Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales
Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813137802
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy tales, a metamorphosis that often diminished the ideology of the original narrative. Zipes also looks at how folk tales influence our popular beliefs and the ways they have been exploited by a corporate media network intent on regulating the mystical elements of the stories. He examines a range of authors, including the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Ernst Bloch, Tolkien, Bettelheim, and J.K. Rowling to demonstrate the continuing symbiotic relationship between folklore and literature.

When Media Goes to War

Hegemonic Discourse, Public Opinion, and the Limits of Dissent
Author: Anthony DiMaggio
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583675000
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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In this fresh and provocative book, Anthony DiMaggio uses the war in Iraq and the United States confrontations with Iran as his touchstones to probe the sometimes fine line between news and propaganda. Using Antonio Gramsci’s concept of hegemony and drawing upon the seminal works of Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman, and Robert McChesney, DiMaggio combines a rigorousempirical analysis and clear, lucid prose to enlighten readers about issues essential to the struggle for a critical media and a functioning democracy. If, as DiMaggio shows, our newspapers and television news programs play a decisive role in determining what we think, and if, as he demonstrates convincingly, what the media give us is largely propaganda that supports an oppressive and undemocratic status quo, then it is incumbent upon us to make sure that they are responsive to the majority and not just the powerful and privileged few.

Journalismus in der Gesellschaft

Theorie, Methodologie und Empirie
Author: Armin Scholl,Siegfried Weischenberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322906884
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 388
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Der Journalismus läßt sich als soziales System modellieren, das wesentlich zur Selbstbeobachtung moderner Gesellschaften beiträgt. Unter Funktionsaspekten werden dazu permanent Themen öffentlich angeboten, deren Merkmale Faktizität, Relevanz und Neuigkeitswert sind. Die konstruktivistische Systemtheorie liefert darüber hinaus zahlreiche Hinweise auf selbstbezogene Operationsweisen, die (auch) der wissenschaftlichen Beobachtung der Medienproduktion und ihrer Akteure neue Erkenntnismöglichkeiten erschließen. Dieses Potential wird nun erstmals systematisch umgesetzt und in eine - stark empiriegesättigte - Bilanz der Journalismusforschung eingebracht. Der Schwerpunkt des Buches bilden - auf der Erfahrungsbasis von Befunden aus der repräsentativen Studie "Journalismus in Deutschland" - multivariate Analysen zu den Strukturen und Vernetzungen des Systems, zu Umweltbezügen, zum Bewußtsein der Akteure und zu Aspekten der Synchronisierung von Journalismussystemen im internationalen Vergleich.