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Media, information & communication industries

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Plunkett's Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Almanac 2020

Plunkett's Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Almanac 2020

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

Point of Sale Analyzing Media Retail

Point of Sale Analyzing Media Retail

Author: Daniel Herbert, Derek Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Point of Sale offers the first significant attempt to center media retail as a vital component in the study of popular culture. It brings together fifteen essays by top media scholars with their fingers on the pulse of both the changes that foreground retail in a digital age and the history that has made retail a fundamental part of the culture industries. The book reveals why retail matters as a site of transactional significance to industries as well as a crucial locus of meaning and interactional participation for consumers. In addition to examining how industries connect books, DVDs, video games, lifestyle products, toys, and more to consumers, it also interrogates the changes in media circulation driven by the collision of digital platforms with existing retail institutions. By grappling with the contexts in which we buy media, Point of Sale uncovers the underlying tensions that define the contemporary culture industries.

Essays in Media and Cultural Studies In Transition

Essays in Media and Cultural Studies In Transition

Author: Graeme Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Spanning a decade of key research, this collection brings together a selection of essays and chapters from leading media scholar Graeme Turner for the first time. The organising theme of transition focuses on both the state of the media as it continues its evolution into the digital era, and the fields of media and cultural studies as they grapple with modifying their approaches and assumptions in response to the changing dynamics of the systems they study. In their own attempts to understand a range of contemporary moments over the decade, these essays also provide a personal history of Graeme Turner's participation in the key debates within media and cultural studies. The essays deal with the shifting states of television, with the changing relation between the media and the state, the rise of celebrity, and the role of a critical agenda for media and cultural studies in the future. The collection is introduced and concluded by two new essays, respectively assessing the recent past and the necessary futures for these fields of study. Providing key insights into a range of topics, this book is ideal for students and scholars looking to deepen their understanding of the transitionary nature of media and cultural studies.

Essays in Media and Cultural Studies In Transition

Essays in Media and Cultural Studies In Transition

Author: Graeme Turner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Spanning a decade of key research, this collection brings together a selection of essays and chapters from leading media scholar Graeme Turner for the first time. The organising theme of transition focuses on both the state of the media as it continues its evolution into the digital era, and the fields of media and cultural studies as they grapple with modifying their approaches and assumptions in response to the changing dynamics of the systems they study. In their own attempts to understand a range of contemporary moments over the decade, these essays also provide a personal history of Graeme Turner's participation in the key debates within media and cultural studies. The essays deal with the shifting states of television, with the changing relation between the media and the state, the rise of celebrity, and the role of a critical agenda for media and cultural studies in the future. The collection is introduced and concluded by two new essays, respectively assessing the recent past and the necessary futures for these fields of study. Providing key insights into a range of topics, this book is ideal for students and scholars looking to deepen their understanding of the transitionary nature of media and cultural studies.

Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms and Beyond

Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms and Beyond

Author: Melissa Wall Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Mapping Citizen and Participatory Journalism in Newsrooms, Classrooms and Beyond assesses citizen journalism within the context of hyperlocals, non-profits and large global news organizations, critically examining various forms of participation by citizen contributors to the news. The essays included within the book answer questions such as: Does citizen journalism close the news participation gap between the Global North and South? How can citizen journalism enable the socially excluded to overcome marginalization? What are the obligations of professional news outlets to citizen reporters in war zones? Furthermore, some contributors critique the ways traditional journalism makes use of non-professional content, while others propose new analytical frameworks such as reciprocal journalism, connective journalism and the Appropriation/Amplification Model. The book also investigates efforts to teach ordinary people journalism skills in Europe, the Middle East and both North and South America. Some of the programs scrutinized here instill under-represented groups with semi-professional news values. Other projects support citizen journalism infused with activism such as the photographers of the favela-based jornalismo popular or the volunteer digital humanitarians covering global crises and, in doing so, demonstrate new ways to respond to the rise of grassroots participation in the production of news. The chapters in this book were originally published as special issues of Journalism Practice.

Point of Sale Analyzing Media Retail

Point of Sale Analyzing Media Retail

Author: Daniel Herbert, Derek Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Point of Sale offers the first significant attempt to center media retail as a vital component in the study of popular culture. It brings together fifteen essays by top media scholars with their fingers on the pulse of both the changes that foreground retail in a digital age and the history that has made retail a fundamental part of the culture industries. The book reveals why retail matters as a site of transactional significance to industries as well as a crucial locus of meaning and interactional participation for consumers. In addition to examining how industries connect books, DVDs, video games, lifestyle products, toys, and more to consumers, it also interrogates the changes in media circulation driven by the collision of digital platforms with existing retail institutions. By grappling with the contexts in which we buy media, Point of Sale uncovers the underlying tensions that define the contemporary culture industries.

Politics and the Mass Media

Politics and the Mass Media

Author: Sandra M. Martinez Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Politics And The Mass Media is a book that gives the readers a lot of insight into the role of mass media in shaping up the politics of a region or the global politics for that matter as it informs the readers about the various incidences that have been there in the past involving mass media, which have transformed the politics of the world. It gives the readers with all the necessary information on the relation between the media and its effects on the political developments across the world. This book also discusses about the relation between media and politics, the political debates on the mass media platforms, the shaping up of public opinion by mass media, limitation of media and its effect on the political processes and the role of media in various other factors that affect politics.

Mass Communication and National Security

Mass Communication and National Security

Author: Sandra M. Martinez Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Mass Communication and National Security gives an introduction to the subject of mass communication to the readers and the role of media in influencing the society. It talks about the relation of mass communication to politics and national security and the relation of mass communication with the spread of terrorism and its reporting. Also discussed in the book are the various technical advancements and their relation in threat to national security policies regarding mass communication and the role of video games in the subject of national security. The book also gives insights on the strategic communication for national security.

Political Economy of Media Industries Global Transformations and Challenges

Political Economy of Media Industries Global Transformations and Challenges

Author: Randy (University of Washington Tacoma, USA) Nichols Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2019

This book provides a critical political economic examination of the impact of increasingly concentrated global media industries. It addresses different media and communication industries from around the globe, including film, television, music, journalism, telecommunication, and information industries. The authors use case studies to examine how changing methods of production and distribution are impacting a variety of issues including globalization, environmental devastation, and the shifting role of the State. This collection finds communication at a historical moment in which capitalist control of media and communication is the default status and, so, because of the increasing levels of concentration globally allows those in control to define the default ideological status. In turn, these concentrated media forces are deployed under the guise of entertainment but with a mind towards further concentration and control of the media apparatuses many times in convergence with others

The Swedish Microchipping Phenomenon

The Swedish Microchipping Phenomenon

Author: Moa Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2019

This book is an investigation of the Swedish microchipping phenomenon and seeks to explain why, despite its many negative connotations in an international context, microchipping is relatively popular in Sweden. The author maps out the movement, examines its key drivers, and delves further to discover why Swedes generally have a high trust in technology, and show little resistance to testing it. The Swedish case is studied from the three main themes of surveillance, science fiction and transhumanism, and is built around interviews with Swedes who have embraced the technology. The arguments for and against microchipping are contextualised culturally and explained against a background of the long established Swedish relationship with advanced technology, and with their unique level of trust in the government. The book will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in digital culture related disciplines.