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Hands on Media History A new methodology in the humanities and social sciences

Hands on Media History A new methodology in the humanities and social sciences

Author: John (Royal Holloway University of London UK) Ellis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2019

Hands on Media History explores the whole range of hands on media history techniques for the first time, offering both practical guides and general perspectives. It covers both analogue and digital media; film, television, video, gaming, photography and recorded sound. Understanding media means understanding the technologies involved. The hands on history approach can open our minds to new perceptions of how media technologies work and how we work with them. Essays in this collection explore the difficult questions of reconstruction and historical memory, and the issues of equipment degradation and loss. Hands on Media History is concerned with both the professional and the amateur, the producers and the users, providing a new perspective on one of the modern era's most urgent questions: what is the relationship between people and the technologies they use every day? Engaging and enlightening, this collection is a key reference for students and scholars of media studies, digital humanities, and for those interested in models of museum and research practice.

Hands on Media History A new methodology in the humanities and social sciences

Hands on Media History A new methodology in the humanities and social sciences

Author: John (Royal Holloway University of London UK) Ellis Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2019

Hands on Media History explores the whole range of hands on media history techniques for the first time, offering both practical guides and general perspectives. It covers both analogue and digital media; film, television, video, gaming, photography and recorded sound. Understanding media means understanding the technologies involved. The hands on history approach can open our minds to new perceptions of how media technologies work and how we work with them. Essays in this collection explore the difficult questions of reconstruction and historical memory, and the issues of equipment degradation and loss. Hands on Media History is concerned with both the professional and the amateur, the producers and the users, providing a new perspective on one of the modern era's most urgent questions: what is the relationship between people and the technologies they use every day? Engaging and enlightening, this collection is a key reference for students and scholars of media studies, digital humanities, and for those interested in models of museum and research practice.

Brand China in the Media Transformation of Identities

Brand China in the Media Transformation of Identities

Author: Qing (Durham University, UK) Cao Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2019

This book examines China's identity transformations with a focus on self-perceptions and their representations and communication in the mass media. By considering the internal dynamics of change, it explores the emerging multifaceted `China brand'. With its growing economic clout, China has taken a proactive stance in shaping global economic and strategic order through ambitious programmes such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the `Belt and Road' initiative. However, as a developing country, China is at pains to manage its own transformations while trying to carve out an international identity. Arguably, China's unique sense of history and identities may lead to a `contested modernity' or `multiple modernities'; radically different from the prevalent classical theories of modernisation and convergence of industrial societies. To understand China's trajectory of future development has been a major issue in international affairs. This book is concerned with how China's hybridised identities are articulated, and intertwined with situational, institutional, and societal dynamics - and how they are interwoven with China's international outlook which converges with or diverges from China's historical assumptions and beliefs. This book will be of interest to those studying China's identity in the media; situated at the juncture of past, present, and future, and between China and the wider world. The chapters in this book were originally published in Critical Arts.

Cross-Cultural Journalism and Strategic Communication Storytelling and Diversity

Cross-Cultural Journalism and Strategic Communication Storytelling and Diversity

Author: Maria E (University of Georgia, USA) Len-Rios Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Built using the hands-on and pioneering Missouri Method, this textbook prepares readers to write about and communicate with people of different backgrounds, offering real-world examples of how to practice excellent journalism and strategic communication that takes culture into account. No matter the communication purpose, this book will help readers engage with difference and the concept of fault lines, and to identify and mitigate bias. It provides guidance on communicating the complexity inherent in issues like crime, immigration, and sports, and working with census data to craft stories or strategic campaigns. Above all, the book encourages readers to reconsider assumptions about race, class, gender, identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, religion, disability, and age, and recognize communicators' responsibilities in shaping national discussions. This new edition addresses the ever-changing political and social climate, differentiates excellent journalism from punditry, and shows the business value of understanding diverse perspectives. A fantastic introduction to this complex but important field, this book is perfect for students, teachers, and early career communicators. The combintion of a hands-on approach and pull-out boxes with the diverse voices curated by editors Maria Len-Rios and Earnest Perry make this an ideal text for the classroom and beyond.

Cross-Cultural Journalism and Strategic Communication Storytelling and Diversity

Cross-Cultural Journalism and Strategic Communication Storytelling and Diversity

Author: Maria E (University of Georgia, USA) Len-Rios Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Built using the hands-on and pioneering Missouri Method, this textbook prepares readers to write about and communicate with people of different backgrounds, offering real-world examples of how to practice excellent journalism and strategic communication that takes culture into account. No matter the communication purpose, this book will help readers engage with difference and the concept of fault lines, and to identify and mitigate bias. It provides guidance on communicating the complexity inherent in issues like crime, immigration, and sports, and working with census data to craft stories or strategic campaigns. Above all, the book encourages readers to reconsider assumptions about race, class, gender, identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, religion, disability, and age, and recognize communicators' responsibilities in shaping national discussions. This new edition addresses the ever-changing political and social climate, differentiates excellent journalism from punditry, and shows the business value of understanding diverse perspectives. A fantastic introduction to this complex but important field, this book is perfect for students, teachers, and early career communicators. The combintion of a hands-on approach and pull-out boxes with the diverse voices curated by editors Maria Len-Rios and Earnest Perry make this an ideal text for the classroom and beyond.

Understanding Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation

Understanding Citizen Journalism as Civic Participation

Citizen journalism has garnered attention as ordinary citizens are increasingly participating in news production. News audiences globally are posting comments, uploading photos and videos and writing news stories-sometimes individually but also together with professional journalists, playing a vital role in covering common interests, community issues and civic affairs contributing to the conversation of democracy or the public sphere. This book re-conceptualizes citizen journalism practice as civic participation and develops an integrative theoretical model to test factors driving citizen journalism, with particular emphasis on locality-based communications and communicative action contexts. This emphasis provides insights into why communities should work together to build civic communication infrastructures in order to create a more civically vibrant community.

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

Author: Katie (Curtin University, Australia) Ellis Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2019

The media help shape a range of economic, political, social, cultural, technological and attitudinal issues related to disability, and yet to date, there has not been a single definitive resource for those looking to examine the intersection of disability and media. International in scope, this new companion hopes to fill that gap. A range of leading scholars and practitioners with expertise in disability studies and media offer students and scholars alike a comprehensive survey the state of the discipline, including established research (for instance, in relation to access, and to representation of disability in the press), as well as emerging and cutting edge areas (especially social, mobile, and digital media, as well as the Internet).

With Child Lee Child and the Readers of Jack Reacher

With Child Lee Child and the Readers of Jack Reacher

Author: Andy Martin, Lee Child Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2019

Andy Martin spent a year in the company of Lee Child, creator of tough-guy hero Jack Reacher. With Child is the diary of their adventures, tracking the publication and reception of Make Me, the writing of Night School at an apartment in Manhattan, the filming of Never Go Back in New Orleans, all the agony and ecstasy of the creative process and the sheer hard work of selling a bestseller. They go on the road together, from TV studios to bookstores, from Harvard to Stockholm, amid literary conferences and gunshows, rivalries and reviews ranging from adulatory to murderous. We meet fellow writers like Stephen King and David Lagercrantz and Karin Slaughter, and dissect the latest novel from Jonathan Franzen. But Martin also reaches out to Child's legion of readers in America and around the world. He tracks down a woman in Texas whose name appears in the home invasion scene in Make Me; he goes up a mountain in Montana in search of the only reader who thinks Reacher is a lightweight ; and he talks to obsessive fans from Europe to South Africa who find salvation or consolation in the colossal form of Jack Reacher. This compelling account of life on the road with Lee Child demonstrates that readers are just as important as writers in the making of modern fiction.

With Child Lee Child and the Readers of Jack Reacher

With Child Lee Child and the Readers of Jack Reacher

Author: Andy Martin, Lee Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2019

Andy Martin spent a year in the company of Lee Child, creator of tough-guy hero Jack Reacher. With Child is the diary of their adventures, tracking the publication and reception of Make Me, the writing of Night School at an apartment in Manhattan, the filming of Never Go Back in New Orleans, all the agony and ecstasy of the creative process and the sheer hard work of selling a bestseller. They go on the road together, from TV studios to bookstores, from Harvard to Stockholm, amid literary conferences and gunshows, rivalries and reviews ranging from adulatory to murderous. We meet fellow writers like Stephen King and David Lagercrantz and Karin Slaughter, and dissect the latest novel from Jonathan Franzen. But Martin also reaches out to Child's legion of readers in America and around the world. He tracks down a woman in Texas whose name appears in the home invasion scene in Make Me; he goes up a mountain in Montana in search of the only reader who thinks Reacher is a lightweight ; and he talks to obsessive fans from Europe to South Africa who find salvation or consolation in the colossal form of Jack Reacher. This compelling account of life on the road with Lee Child demonstrates that readers are just as important as writers in the making of modern fiction.

Crisis Reporters, Emotions and Technology An Ethnography

Crisis Reporters, Emotions and Technology An Ethnography

Author: Johana Kotisova Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

This open access book explores the emotional labour of crisis reporters in an original style that combines fictional and factual narrative. Exploring how journalists make sense of their emotional experience and development in relation to their professional ideology, it illustrates how media professionals learn to think and act within crisis situations. Drawing on in-depth interviews with journalists reporting on wars, terror attacks and natural disasters, the book rethinks traditional concepts in journalistic thought. Finally, it reflects on the specific, contemporary vulnerabilities of industry professionals, including the impact of new technologies, specific forms of precarity, and a particular strain of cynicism central to the industry. Combining comprehensive, empirical research with the fictional narrative of a journalist protagonist, Crisis Reporters, Emotions and Technology establishes an innovative approach to academic storytelling.

Communication in the Era of Attention Scarcity

Communication in the Era of Attention Scarcity

Author: Waddick Doyle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

This book examines a series of phenomena that have accompanied the development of digital technology and focuses on the attentional processes that these phenomena have in common. Across the social order, complaints are growing about a lack of attention as well as an overriding push by corporations and institutions to capture and mobilize attention. With a particular focus on social attention, the book highlights the need for an increased awareness about the agents that shape attention in our society, the effects that these agents (attempt to) produce, and the means by which individuals and groups may increase their control over personal and social attention. With a range of academic perspectives, this book is a crucial read for understanding the changing shape of political, business and personal communication.

The Mediated World A New Approach to Mass Communication and Culture

The Mediated World A New Approach to Mass Communication and Culture

Author: David T. Z. Mindich Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Today's students have a world of knowledge at their fingertips, and no longer need textbooks filled with names and dates crammed into a single volume. This book takes as its starting point that readers want a compelling story, a good read, an intelligent analysis, and a new way of looking at the media revolutions around us. It is designed as a life line to help students understand and interpret the sea of media washing over us all. The Mediated World is written for students who want to understand how we communicate to one another, how we process our world, and how the media shapes us. Written in an engaging and narrative style that focuses on concepts and real-world contexts rather than a dry recitation of facts, this book helps students understand their own personal relationship with media and gives them the tools to push back against the media forces. One of the main goals of this book is empower readers and that is done by understanding the media and by learning how to counter their force and by using their force for our own ends. Readers of this book will recognize that they have the potential to be both active consumers and even producers on a scale never seen before. Features: *Chapter openings include vignettes and objectives *Summaries close each chapter to review important material *Three different types of textboxes to drill concepts and test skills *Marginal glossary for key terms *Accompanied by a full suite of web ancillaries including test bank, flashcards, power point slides, and an instructor's manual