Journalism and Democracy in Asia

Author: Michael Bromley,Angela Romano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113425413X

Category: History

Page: 224

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Journalism and Democracy in Asia addresses key issues of freedom, democracy, citizenship, openness and journalism in contemporary Asia, looking especially at China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and India. The authors take varying approaches to questions of democracy, whilst also considering journalism in print, radio and new media, in relation to such questions as the role of social, political and economic liberalization in bringing about a blooming of the media, the relationship between the media and the development of democracy and civil society, and how journalism copes under authoritarian rule. With contributions from highly regarded experts in the region examining a broad range of issues from across Asia, this book will be of high interest to students and scholars in political communications, journalism and mass communication and Asian studies.

Journalism and Democracy

An Evaluation of the Political Public Sphere

Author: Brian McNair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134614918

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The public sphere is said to be in crisis. Dumbing down, tabloidisation, infotainment and spin are alleged to contaminate it, adversely affecting the quality of political journalism and of democracy itself. There is a pervasive pessimism about the relationship between the media and democracy, and widespread concern for the future of the political process. Journalism and Democracy challenges this orthodoxy, arguing instead for an alternative, more optimistic evaluation of the contemporary public sphere and its contribution to the political process. Brian McNair argues not only that the quantity of political information in mass circulation has expanded hugely in the late twentieth century, but that political journalism has become steadily more rigorous and effective in its criticism of elites, more accessible to the public, and more thorough in its coverage of the political process. Journalism and Democracy combines textual analysis and extensive in-depth interviews with political journalists, editors, presenters and documentary makers. In separate chapters devoted to the political news agenda, the political interview, punditry, public access media and spin doctoring, McNair considers whether dumbing down is a genuinely new trend in political journalism, or a kind of moral panic, provoked by suspicion of mass involvement in culture.

The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy

Author: Robert E. Gutsche Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351392018

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This book examines the disruptive nature of Trump news – both the news his administration makes and the coverage of it – related to dominant paradigms and ideologies of U.S. journalism. By relying on conceptualizations of media memory and "othering" through news coverage that enhances socio-conservative positions on issues such as immigration, the book positions this moment in a time of contestation. Contributors ranging from scholars, professionals, and media critics operate in unison to analyze today’s interconnected challenges to traditional practices within media spheres posed by Trump news. The outcomes should resonate with citizens who rely on journalism for civic engagement and who are active in social change

New Media, Old News

Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age

Author: Natalie Fenton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849204411

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Have new communications technologies revitalised the public sphere, or become the commercial tool for an increasingly un-public, undemocratic news media? Are changing journalistic practices damaging the nature of news, or are new media allowing journalists to do more journalism and to engage the public more effectively? With massive changes in the media environment and its technologies, interrogating the nature of news journalism is one of the most urgent tasks we face in defining the public interest today. The implications are serious, not just for the future of the news, but also for the practice of democracy. In a thorough empirical investigation of journalistic practices in different news contexts, New Media, Old News explores how technological, economic and social changes have reconfigured news journalism, and the consequences of these transformations for a vibrant democracy in our digital age. The result is a piercing examination of why understanding news journalism matters now more than ever. It is essential reading for students and scholars of journalism and new media.

The Media, Journalism and Democracy

Author: Margaret Scammell,Holli Semetko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135174710X

Category: Political Science

Page: 482

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This title was first published in 2000. Offering original insights into the relationship between media and democratic theory, this volume brings together a renowned collection of international specialists who examine media and democracy, professional journalism, the anatomy of content and the current issues which concern both institutions. Challenging conventional discourse, this comprehensive collection contains the most incisive and informative articles on this fundamental subject.

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Thirty Years of Journalism and Democracy in Canada : the Minifie Lectures, 1981-2010

Author: Mitch Diamantopoulos

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 9780889772250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

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This insightful, eloquent and entertaining anthology paints a compelling portrait of Canada and Canadian journalism in a rapidly changing world. It brings together thirty years of the prestigious James M. Minifie Lecture, at the University of Regina's School of Journalism. Touching on a wide range of topics from war to climate change to our ongoing constitutional crisis, these lectures have been delivered by some of Canada's leading journalists. They stand as a tribute to press freedom and the journalistic imagination in Canada. Required reading for journalists and everyone concerned about the state of the democratic process journalism informs and animates---or should ---this is a timely intervention. With media industries in crisis and the democratic craft of journalism in peril, this is also the chronicle of the reinvention of Canada, and of Canadian journalism, over the last three decades. It is an intriguing glimpse into the inner life of the press corps and an essential guide to some of the issues that must be addressed by journalists and media reform movements alike in the years ahead. is the signature for the end of a story in traditional news practice. It is believed the practice of closing with "-30-" had its roots in the age of the telegraph. In the age of typewritten copy, it indicated the last page of news copy. We designate it here as the title for our collection to acknowledge the importance of tradition, particularly the democratic tradition so deeply rooted in the profession's history. We use it also to recognize thirty years of the Minifie Lectures, the views of thirty leading journalists and a central paradox of journalism: that there is no such thing as the `final word' but that every end, every piece of filed copy provides our public dialogue with a new beginning. This insightful and entertaining anthology paints a compelling portrait of Canada and Canadian journalism in a rapidly changing world. It brings together thirty years of the prestigious James M. Minifie Lecture at the University of Regina's School of Journalism. Minifie's career as a journalist began in 1929 when he joined the staff of the New York Herald Tribune becoming their Paris correspondent. He covered the Spanish Civil War and Mussolini's rise to power, and during wwn he reported on the Battle of Britain from London. Transferred to Washington, Minifie joined the Office of Strategic Services and at war's end was awarded the American Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the Allied cause. Then began Minifie's long association with the CBC as their Washington correspondent, first on radio, then on television. Throughout his career he also wrote several highly regarded books. James M. Minifie died in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1974.

Watchdog Journalism in South America

News, Accountability, and Democracy

Author: Silvio Waisbord

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231506540

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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-- Scott L. Althaus, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics

Balance and Bias in Journalism

Representation, Regulation and Democracy

Author: Guy Starkey

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230208096

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Guy Starkey offers a clearly structured discussion of 'balance' in the media, and the difficulties inherent in both achieving and measuring it. Providing an analysis of theoretical issues, an exploration of practical considerations and a review of methods for assessing journalistic output, it will appeal to students of journalism and media studies.

International Journalism and Democracy

Civic Engagement Models from Around the World

Author: Angela Romano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136973737

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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This book examines different models from around the world of how journalism can support deliberation — the processes in which societies recognize and discuss the issues that affect them, appraise the potential responses, and make decisions about whether and how to take action. Authors from across the globe identify the types of journalism that might best assist or even drive deliberative activity in different cultural and political contexts. Case studies from 15 nations spotlight different approaches to deliberative journalism, including strategies that have been sometimes been labeled as public or civic journalism, peace journalism, development journalism, citizen journalism, the street press, community journalism, social entrepreneurism, or other names. Each of the approaches that are described offer a distinctive potential to support deliberative democracy, but the book does not present any of these models or case studies as examples of categorical success. Rather, it explores different elements of the nature, strengths, limitations and challenges of each approach, as well as issues affecting their longer-term sustainability and effectiveness.

Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil

Author: Carolina Matos

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739123508

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

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This book explores the process of media development and democratization in Brazil from the end of the dictatorship in 1985 to today's market liberal press. Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil is intended for those interested in Latin American and Brazilian politics, history, and media, as well as for those concerned about the role of the press in democratic transitions and the limitations imposed upon them during the process of demoratization.

Contentious Journalism and the Internet

Towards Democratic Discourse in Malaysia and Singapore

Author: Cherian George

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971693251

Category: Journalism

Page: 278

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This nuanced work draws on social movement studies to challenge current understandings of the relationship between media and the internet. The book's lively style will make it relevant for anyone interested in politics and media in Malaysia and Singapore.

Ethical Issues in Journalism and the Media

Author: Andrew Belsey,Ruth Chadwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134914806

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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This book examines the ethical concepts which lie at the heart of journalism, including freedom, democracy, truth, objectivity, honesty and privacy. The common concern of the authors is to promote ethical conduct in the practice of journalism, as well as the quality of the information that readers and audience receive from the media.

Sustaining Democracy?

Journalism and the Politics of Objectivity

Author: Robert A. Hackett,Yuezhi Zhao

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Sustaining Democracy? asks whether it is worth trying to be objective in the first place by addressing current, and highly topical, debates on the relationship between journalism and democracy in Canada and the United States.

Scandal & Civility

Journalism and the Birth of American Democracy

Author: Marcus Daniel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199764816

Category: History

Page: 386

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A new breed of journalists came to the fore in post-revolutionary America--fiercely partisan, highly ideological, and possessed of a bold sense of vocation and purpose as they entered the fray of political debate. Often condemned by latter-day historians and widely seen in their own time as a threat to public and personal civility, these colorful figures emerge in this provocative new book as the era's most important agents of political democracy. Through incisive portraits of the most influential journalists of the 1790s--William Cobbett, Benjamin Franklin Bache, Philip Freneau, Noah Webster, John Fenno, and William Duane--Scandal and Civility moves beyond the usual cast of "revolutionary brothers" and "founding fathers" to offer a fresh perspective on a seemingly familiar story. Marcus Daniel demonstrates how partisan journalists, both Federalist and Democratic-Republican, were instrumental in igniting and expanding vital debates over the character of political leaders, the nature of representative government, and, ultimately, the role of the free press itself. Their rejection of civility and self-restraint--not even icons like George Washington were spared their satirical skewerings--earned these men the label "peddlers of scurrility." Yet, as Daniel shows, by breaking with earlier conceptions of "impartial" journalism, they challenged the elite dominance of political discourse and helped fuel the enormous political creativity of the early republic. Daniel's nuanced and penetrating narrative captures this key period of American history in all its contentious complexity. And in today's climate, when many decry media "excesses" and the relentlessly partisan and personal character of political debate, his book is a timely reminder that discord and difference were essential to the very creation of our political culture.

Journalism in Crisis

Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada

Author: Mike Gasher,Colette Brin,Christine Crowther,Gretchen King,Errol Salamon,Simon Thibault

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144262888X

Category: Democracy

Page: 360

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Journalism in Crisis addresses the concerns of scholars, activists, and journalists committed to Canadian journalism as a democratic institution and as a set of democratic practices. The authors look within Canada and abroad for solutions for balancing the Canadian media ecology. Public policies have been central to the creation and shaping of Canada's media system and, rather than wait for new technologies or economic models, the contributors offer concrete recommendations for how public policies can foster journalism that can support democratic life in twenty-first century Canada. Their work, which includes new theoretical perspectives and valuable discussions of journalism practices in public, private, and community media, should be read by professional and citizen journalists, academics, media activists, policy makers and media audiences concerned about the future of democratic journalism in Canada.

Journalism, Democracy and Civil Society in India

Author: Shakuntala Rao,Vipul Mudgal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131529379X

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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Since independence in 1947 India has remained a stable and functioning democracy in the face of enormous challenges. Amid a variety of interlinking contraries and a burgeoning media – one of the largest in the world – there has been a serious dearth of scholarship on the role of journalists and dramatically changing journalism practices. This book brings together some of the best known scholars on Indian journalism to ask questions such as: Can the plethora of privately run cable news channels provide the discursive space needed to strengthen the practices of democracy, not just inform results from the ballot boxes? Can neoliberal media ownership patterns provide space for a critical and free journalistic culture to evolve? What are the ethical challenges editors and journalists face on a day-to-day basis in a media industry which has exploded? In answering some of these questions, the contributors to this volume are equally sensitive to the historical, social, and cultural context in which Indian journalism evolved, but they do not all reach the same conclusion about the role of journalism in Indian civil society and democracy. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.

Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press

Author: Michael Schudson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658814

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Journalism does not create democracy and democracy does not invent journalism, but what is the relationship between them? This question is at the heart of this book by world renowned sociologist and media scholar Michael Schudson. Focusing on the U.S. media but seeing them in a comparative context, Schudson brings his understanding of news as at once a story-telling and fact-centered practice to bear on a variety of controversies about what public knowledge today is and what it should be. Should experts have a role in governing democracies? Is news melodramatic or is it ironic – or is it both at different times? In the title essay, Schudson even suggests that journalism serves the interests of free expression and democracy best when it least lives up to the demands of media critics for deep thought and analysis; passion for the sensational event may be news at its democratically most powerful. Lively, provocative, unconventional, and deeply informed by a rich understanding of journalism’s history, this work collects the best of Schudson’s recent writings, including several pieces published here for the first time.

Constructive News

How to save the media and democracy with journalism of tomorrow

Author: Ulrik Haagerup

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 8771844856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

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Negative stories make the news. Drama and conflicts, victims and villains are our modern world. Or are they? This revised second edtion on constructive news challenges the traditional concepts and thinking of the news media. It shows the consequences media negativity has on the audience, public discourse, the press and democracy as a whole. The book also explores ways to change old news habits and provides hands-on guidelines on how to do so. Moreover, the book presents numerous examples from the author's ten-year tenure as executive director of news at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation where he led a successful paradigm shift in news production. Constructive News is a wake-up call for a media world that struggles for a future, as well as an inspirational handbook on the next megatrend in journalism.

Journalism and Free Speech

Author: John Steel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136641866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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"Journalism and Free Speech brings together for the first time an historical and theoretical exploration of journalism and its relationship with the idea of free speech. Though freedom of the press is widely regarded as an essential ingredient to democratic societies, the relationship between the idea of freedom of speech and the practice of press freedom is one that is generally taken for granted. Censorship, in general terms is an anathema. This book explores the philosophical and historical development of free speech and critically examines the ways in which it relates to freedom of the press in practice. The main contention of the book is that the actualisation of press freedom should be seen as encompassing modes of censorship which place pressure upon the principled connection between journalism and freedom of speech. Topics covered include: The Philosophy of Free SpeechJournalism and Free SpeechPress Freedom and the Democratic ImperativeNew Media and the Global Public SphereRegulating JournalismPrivacy and DefamationNational Security and InsecurityOwnershipNews, Language Culture and CensorshipThis book introduces students to a wide range of issues centred around freedom of speech, press freedom and censorship, providing an accessible text for courses on journalism and mass media"--

Journalism

The Democratic Craft

Author: Gordon Stuart Adam,Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195182071

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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Part I: Authorship & Craft 1. Introduction2. George Orwell, ""Why I Write""3. V.S. Naipaul, ""On Being a Writer""4. Joan Didion, ""Why I Write""5. Salman Rushdie, ""In Good Faith""6. George Plimpton, ""Maya Angelou""7. Robert Stone, ""The Reason for Stories""8. Study Guide: Talking Points and WorkbenchPart II: The Elements of Journalism A. NEWS 9. Introduction10. Walter Lippmann, ""The Nature of News""11. Helen MacGill Hughes, ""From Politics to Human Interest""12. Frank Luther Mott, ""What's the News?""13. Daniel Boorstin, ""From News Gathering to News Making: A Flood of Pseudo-Events""14. Ma.