The Communicative Construction of Europe

Cultures of Political Discourse, Public Sphere, and the Euro Crisis

Author: Andreas Hepp,Monika Elsler,Swantje Lingenberg,Anne Mollen,Johanna Möller,Anke Offerhaus,Keith Sword,Dimitry V Pospielovsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137453133

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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Based on a 12-year long project, this book demonstrates the contested character of the communicative construction of Europe. It does so by combining an investigation of journalistic practices with content analysis of print media, an examination of citizens' online interactions and audience studies with European citizens.


Funktion, Strukturen Und Strategien Der Journalistischen Selbstthematisierung

Author: Maja Malik

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531142050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 429

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Die vorliegende Arbeit leistet eine theoretische und empirische Analyse, die die Entscheidungsstrukturen und Thematisierungsstrategien zur journalistischen Selbstthematisierung systematisch nachvollzieht. Mit den Befunden einer fokussierten Journalistenbefragung werden verschiedene Typen der journalistischen Selbstthematisierung differenziert und die Leistungspotenziale sowie die -grenzen dieser speziellen Berichterstattungsform diskutiert.

The Psychology of Entertainment Media

Blurring the Lines Between Entertainment and Persuasion

Author: L. J. Shrum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1848729448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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In this volume, psychologists and communication experts present theory on understanding and predicting how learning occurs through media consumption. As the impact of traditional advertising has declined over the last couple of decades, marketers have scrambled to find other ways to effectively communicate with consumers. Among other approaches, marketers have utilized various forms of product integration. Product integration is mixing a commercial message in with the non-commercial message via TV, movie, video, and other entertainment venues. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in psychology, marketing, communication, advertising, and consumer behavior.

Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

Author: Massimiano Bucchi,Brian Trench

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134170130

Category: Science

Page: 14

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of ‘public communication of science and technology’, from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional perspectives involved, it presents the findings of earlier research and the conclusions previously drawn. Unlike most existing books on this topic, this unique volume couples an overview of the practical problems faced by practitioners with a thorough review of relevant literature and research. The practical Handbook format ensures it is a student-friendly resource, but its breadth of scope and impressive contributors means that it is also ideal for practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the contributions of different disciplines (media and journalism studies, sociology and history of science), the perspectives of different geographical and cultural contexts, and by selecting key contributions from appropriate and well-respected authors, this original text provides an interdisciplinary as well as a global approach to public communication of science and technology.

The Sciences’ Media Connection –Public Communication and its Repercussions

Author: Simone Rödder,Martina Franzen,Peter Weingart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400720855

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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The Yearbook addresses the overriding question: what are the effects of the ‘opening up’ of science to the media? Theoretical considerations and a host of empirical studies covering different configurations provide an in-depth analysis of the sciences’ media connection and its repercussions on science itself. They help to form a sound judgement on this recent development.

Handbook of Media Branding

Author: Gabriele Siegert,Kati Förster,Sylvia M. Chan-Olmsted,Mart Ots

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319182366

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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This comprehensive handbook critically addresses current issues and achievements in the field of media branding. By discussing media branding from different viewpoints, disciplines and research traditions, this book offers fresh perspectives and identifies areas of interest for further research. The authors highlight the peculiarities of this field and reveal links and commonalities with other areas of study within communication science. The chapters address different research areas, such as society-, content-, management-, audience- as well as advertising aspects of media brands. This handbook thus brings together contributions from different areas making it a valuable resource for researchers and experts from industry interested in media branding.

Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond

Author: Tobias Eberwein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869620381

Category: Journalistic ethics

Page: 267

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This volume provides pioneer work in analyzing the development of established and emerging media accountability instruments in 14 countries in Eastern and Western Europe as well as the Arab world. Media scholars and students, professionals and policy-makers alike will be introduced to the specific problems and perspectives of media accountability in different media systems and journalistic cultures. Looked at from a comparative point of view, the reports hint at the formation of different cultures of media accountability within Europe and its adjacent countries. These cultures partly overlap with the journalism cultures identified in the well-known model by Hallin & Mancini. At the same time, the development of media accountability and transparency shows distinctive features incongruent with established models of journalism cultures. Consequently, the book also offers new stimuli for innovations in journalism theory.

The Right to Know

Transparency for an Open World

Author: Ann Florini

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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The Right to Know is a timely and compelling consideration of a vital question: What information should governments and other powerful organizations disclose? Excessive secrecy corrodes democracy, facilitates corruption, and undermines good public policymaking, but keeping a lid on military strategies, personal data, and trade secrets is crucial to the protection of the public interest. Over the past several years, transparency has swept the world. India and South Africa have adopted groundbreaking national freedom of information laws. China is on the verge of promulgating new openness regulations that build on the successful experiments of such major municipalities as Shanghai. From Asia to Africa to Europe to Latin America, countries are struggling to overcome entrenched secrecy and establish effective disclosure policies. More than seventy now have or are developing major disclosure policies or laws. But most of the world's nearly 200 nations do not have coherent disclosure laws; implementation of existing rules often proves difficult; and there is no consensus about what disclosure standards should apply to the increasingly powerful private sector. As governments and corporations battle with citizens and one another over the growing demand to submit their secrets to public scrutiny, they need new insights into whether, how, and when greater openness can serve the public interest, and how to bring about beneficial forms of greater disclosure. The Right to Know distills the lessons of many nations' often bitter experience and provides careful analysis of transparency's impact on governance, business regulation, environmental protection, and national security. Its powerful lessons make it a critical companion for policymakers, executives, and activists, as well as students and scholars seeking a better understanding of how to make information policy serve the public interest.

Journalists and Media Accountability

An International Study of News People in the Digital Age

Author: Susanne Fengler,Tobias Eberwein,Gianpietro Mazzoleni,Colin Porlezza,Stephan Russ-Mohl

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433122811

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

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Media accountability is back on the political agenda. This book advances research on media accountability and transparency, and also offers perspectives for newsrooms, media policy-makers, and journalism educators

Journalism, Science and Society

Science Communication between News and Public Relations

Author: Martin W. Bauer,Massimiano Bucchi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134187289

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Analyzing the role of journalists in science communication, this book presents a perspective on how this is going to evolve in the twenty-first century. The book takes three distinct perspectives on this interesting subject. Firstly, science journalists reflect on their ‘operating rules’ (science news values and news making routines). Secondly, a brief history of science journalism puts things into context, characterising the changing output of science writing in newspapers over time. Finally, the book invites several international journalists or communication scholars to comment on these observations thereby opening the global perspective. This unique project will interest a range of readers including science communication students, media studies scholars, professionals working in science communication and journalists.


Author: Carrie Heeter,Bradley S. Greenberg

Publisher: Ablex Pub

ISBN: 9780893914660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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This unique volume examines the process of cableviewing, the nature of cableviewers, and especially the viewing choice process. The concept of viewing style is introduced and individual differences in viewing style are examined. The research presented here represents the change from media effects studies to studies of users and user behavior.

Direct Democratic Choice

The Swiss Experience

Author: Hanspeter Kriesi

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739154249

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Direct Democratic Choice sets out to understand how the citizens actually decide in direct-democratic votes. Author Hanspeter Kriesi has analyzed nearly twenty years of post-election surveys in Switzerland (1981-1999), which he has contextualized according to the various political issues and the relevant arguments provided by the political elites. This book's core argument is that the citizens who participate in direct-democratic votes make competent choices. Kriesi provides strong support for an optimistic view of direct-democratic decision-making but also indicates that this process, wherever it occurs, can be improved by proper institutional design and by appropriate strategies enacted by the political elite.

Media, Audiences, Effects

An Introduction to the Study of Media Content and Audience Analysis

Author: Paul J. Traudt

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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"Media, Audiences, Effects" teaches students how to evaluate media effects research and better understand the role media play in our everyday lives. This text introduces readers to more than 300 contemporary research studies focusing on twelve important topic areas, including television violence, gender and ethnicity, sexuality and pornography, and advertising bans. It provides a framework for understanding how researchers study media effects and what mass communication theory and research tell us about the relationship between media and society. Features Includes summaries of more than 300 articles published since 1990, providing readers with a large body of contemporary research to synthesize, critique, and explore. Features research studies in twelve key topic areas including children and advertising, race and ethnic stereotyping, and television and presidential politics, helping students truly engage in topics that affect their lives. Includes two introductory chapters (Chapters 2 & 3) on research methods, providing students with tools for analyzing qualitative and quantitative research. Provides summaries of current qualitative and quantitative research, allowing students to see different approaches to media inquiry in practice.

Democracies and the Populist Challenge

Author: Y. Meny,Y. Surel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403920079

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Populism has become a favourite catchword for mass media and politicians faced with the challenge of protest parties or movements. It has often been equated with radical right leaders or parties. This volume offers a different perspective and underlines that populism is an ambiguous but constitutive component of democratic systems torn between their ideology (government of the people, by the people, for the people) and their actual functioning, characterised by the role of the elites and the limits put on the popular will by liberal constitutionalism.

Civilizing voices

American press criticism, 1880-1950

Author: Marion Marzolf

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Watching the Watchdog

Bloggers as the Fifth Estate

Author: Stephen D Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780922993468

Category: Political Science

Page: 355

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From the Introduction: The metaphor of watchdog has long been popular as shorthand for the structural role of the free press in a representative democracy. Should government officers fail in their responsibility to exercise power on behalf of the general public, that watchdog would alert the citizens at large to that malfeasance. ... But what of that watchdog?s leash? If the people need a watchdog to make sure the institution of government does not abuse the power they have granted it, would there not be a need for a comparable check on the press, as a social institution with power in its own right? ... [B]logs lack direct control over the activities of the mainstream press, yet many of them monitor the mainstream press ... . [T]he watchdog?s bite is the threat of diminished credibility, manifest as lost votes for politicians and as reduced consumption of their media products for the mainstream press. ... This little book is not intended as either an endorsement or a criticism of the ideological or political views of any bloggers ... Instead, this work is intended as an exploration of the distinct types of media criticism which have evolved in the blogosphere, and it does make the argument that the blogosphere, as an emergent social object in itself, is a constructive addition to the media mix. So ... we might now be seeing the emergence of a Fifth Estate in our social system, a watcher of the watchdog. In one sentence, the thesis of this little book is that the blogosphere is in the process of maturing into a full-fledged social institution, albeit a non-traditional one: emergent, self-organizing, and self-regulating.

West European Politics in the Age of Globalization

Author: Hanspeter Kriesi,Edgar Grande,Romain Lachat,Martin Dolezal,Simon Bornschier,Timotheos Frey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521719902

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Over the past three decades the effects of globalization and denationalization have created a division between 'winners' and 'losers' in Western Europe. This study examines the transformation of party political systems in six countries (Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK) using opinion surveys, as well as newly collected data on election campaigns. The authors argue that, as a result of structural transformations and the strategic repositioning of political parties, Europe has observed the emergence of a tripolar configuration of political power, comprising the left, the moderate right, and the new populist right. They suggest that, through an emphasis on cultural issues such as mass immigration and resistance to European integration, the traditional focus of political debate - the economy - has been downplayed or reinterpreted in terms of this new political cleavage. This new analysis of Western European politics will interest all students of European politics and political sociology.