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Books by Chris Peters

Rethinking Journalism Again Societal role and public relevance in a digital age

Rethinking Journalism Again Societal role and public relevance in a digital age

Author: Chris Peters Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2016

It's easy to make a rhetorical case for the value of journalism. Because, it is a necessary precondition for democracy; it speaks to the people and for the people; it informs citizens and enables them to make rational decisions; it functions as their watchdog on government and other powers that be. But does rehashing such familiar rationales bring journalism studies forward? Does it contribute to ongoing discussions surrounding journalism's viability going forth? For all their seeming self-evidence, this book considers what bearing these old platitudes have in the new digital era. It asks whether such hopeful talk really reflects the concrete roles journalism now performs for people in their everyday lives. In essence, it poses questions that strike at the core of the idea of journalism itself. Is there a singular journalism that has one well-defined role in society? Is its public mandate as strong as we think? The internationally-renowned scholars comprising the collection address these recurring concerns that have long-defined the profession and which journalism faces even more acutely today. By discussing what journalism was, is, and (possibly) will be, this book highlights key contemporary areas of debate and tackles on-going anxieties about its future.

Rethinking Journalism Again Societal role and public relevance in a digital age

Rethinking Journalism Again Societal role and public relevance in a digital age

Author: Chris Peters Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2016

It's easy to make a rhetorical case for the value of journalism. Because, it is a necessary precondition for democracy; it speaks to the people and for the people; it informs citizens and enables them to make rational decisions; it functions as their watchdog on government and other powers that be. But does rehashing such familiar rationales bring journalism studies forward? Does it contribute to ongoing discussions surrounding journalism's viability going forth? For all their seeming self-evidence, this book considers what bearing these old platitudes have in the new digital era. It asks whether such hopeful talk really reflects the concrete roles journalism now performs for people in their everyday lives. In essence, it poses questions that strike at the core of the idea of journalism itself. Is there a singular journalism that has one well-defined role in society? Is its public mandate as strong as we think? The internationally-renowned scholars comprising the collection address these recurring concerns that have long-defined the profession and which journalism faces even more acutely today. By discussing what journalism was, is, and (possibly) will be, this book highlights key contemporary areas of debate and tackles on-going anxieties about its future.

The Places and Spaces of News Audiences

The Places and Spaces of News Audiences

Author: Chris Peters Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2016

Historically, or so we would like to believe, the story of everyday life for many people included regular, definitive moments of news consumption. Journalism, in fact, was distributed around these routines: papers were delivered before breakfast, the evening news on TV buttressed the transition from dinner to prime time programming, and radio updates were centred around commuting patterns. These habits were organized not just around specific times but occurred in specific places, following a predictable pattern. However, the past few decades have witnessed tremendous changes in the ways we can consume journalism and engage with information - from tablets, to smartphones, online, and so forth - and the different places and moments of news consumption have multiplied as a result, to the point where news is increasingly mobile and instantaneous. It is personalized, localized and available on-demand. Day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year, technology moves forward, impacting more than just the ways in which we get news. These fundamental shifts change what news `is'. This book expands our understanding of contemporary news audiences and explores how the different places and spaces of news consumption change both our experiences of journalism and the roles it plays in our everyday lives. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.

Rethinking Journalism Trust and Participation in a Transformed News Landscape

Rethinking Journalism Trust and Participation in a Transformed News Landscape

Author: Chris Peters Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2012

There is no doubt, journalism faces challenging times. Since the turn of the millennium, the financial health of the news industry is failing, mainstream audiences are on the decline, and professional authority, credibility and autonomy are eroding. The outlook is bleak and it's understandable that many are pessimistic. But this book argues that we have to rethink journalism fundamentally. Rather than just focus on the symptoms of the `crisis of journalism', this collection tries to understand the structural transformation journalism is undergoing. It explores how the news media attempts to combat decreasing levels of trust, how emerging forms of news affect the established journalistic field, and how participatory culture creates new dialogues between journalists and audiences. Crucially, it does not treat these developments as distinct transformations. Instead, it considers how their interrelation accounts for both the tribulations of the news media and the need for contemporary journalism to redefine itself.

Rethinking Journalism Trust and Participation in a Transformed News Landscape

Rethinking Journalism Trust and Participation in a Transformed News Landscape

Author: Chris Peters Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2012

There is no doubt, journalism faces challenging times. Since the turn of the millennium, the financial health of the news industry is failing, mainstream audiences are on the decline, and professional authority, credibility and autonomy are eroding. The outlook is bleak and it's understandable that many are pessimistic. But this book argues that we have to rethink journalism fundamentally. Rather than just focus on the symptoms of the `crisis of journalism', this collection tries to understand the structural transformation journalism is undergoing. It explores how the news media attempts to combat decreasing levels of trust, how emerging forms of news affect the established journalistic field, and how participatory culture creates new dialogues between journalists and audiences. Crucially, it does not treat these developments as distinct transformations. Instead, it considers how their interrelation accounts for both the tribulations of the news media and the need for contemporary journalism to redefine itself.

i5/OS and Microsoft Office Integration Handbook

i5/OS and Microsoft Office Integration Handbook

Author: Chris Peters, Brian Singleton Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2012

In this, the third edition of the perennial best-seller, iSeries gurus Chris Peters and Brian Singleton have completely updated this essential resource to reflect all of the latest changes and enhancements of iSeries Access and Express Client and Microsoft Office. Now, you can use iSeries Access or Express Client to combine the presentation capabilities of all versions of Microsoft Office with the database capabilities of the i5/iSeries to provide your company with the best of both worlds. Tasks that used to be almost impossible are now an easy reality...if you know the integration secrets revealed in this book. Discover how to use your iSeries output with PC data-formatting tools, make visually appealing reports using iSeries data, use visual query tools to point and click to create sophisticated information output, analyze and summarize the detailed and often cumbersome iSeries reports, tap into the power of Microsoft's powerful Universal Data Access using ADO.NET, ODBC, and OLE DB, and much more. Singleton and Peters provide you with the essential knowledge you need to use iSeries Access or Express Access as a means to integrate iSeries or AS/400 data with Microsoft Office applications. i5/OS and Microsoft Office Integration Handbook, Third Edition covers installing and configuring iSeries Access or Express Client, using ODBC to seamlessly integrate iSeries with Microsoft Office, and leveraging the iSeries Access data transfer function. The book also explains how to bring data from the iSeries to your PC by using NetServer, TCP/IP's FTP file transfer function, and/or Universal Data Access with OLE DB and ADO.NET. Other chapters of the book explore the multitude of Microsoft Office functions by devoting a specific chapter to each Office application to show you how to use each function with the i5/iSeries. You'll learn how to use Excel, Word, Query, Access, and Outlook to generate spreadsheets, mailing labels, form letters, and envelopes; to produce querie

Race the Moon

Race the Moon

Author: Chris Peters, Laura Thele Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2009

In Race the Moon, a small boy named Nathaniel takes a long trip with his parents to visit his grandmother. Along the way, he is surprised to notice the moon following their car. Happy to have found a friend to play with, Nathaniel challenges the moon to a race to Grandma's house! The full color illustrations and the heartwarming curiosity of the book's hero work together to help make this book a bedtime favorite for children and adults alike.

AS/400 TCP/IP Handbook

AS/400 TCP/IP Handbook

Author: Chris Peters Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1999