Blogger Or Journalist Evaluating What Is The Press In The Digital Age

Autor: Tracy Brown
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1448883741
File Size: 52,66 MB
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From the Introduction: The days of relying on the newspaper delivery boy to deliver information to households are long over. The Internet and mobile phone technologies have changed how information is gathered and delivered in ways that can't be overstated. They have allowed people worldwide to gather, share, and access news as it's happening. The Internet and sites such as Facebook and YouTube have made it possible for anyone to reach a broad, global audience and for anyone with a computer to be a news provider. There is an enormous amount of content available online, on just about any topic. Viewers and readers must weed through this information to find sources that they trust and that they can rely on, in the same way that people read their daily paper or watch their favorite television news broadcast. The difference is the people who write for newspapers or television news are journalists-people whose job it is to research and deliver news to the public. When you go online, you find content from lots of different people, many of whom are not actual journalists, but interested citizens who want to share information with the public, much like journalists do. These non-journalists include writers of blogs and producers of independent news stories-people who are not working for official media outlets like established news channels or publications. Here, we will look at the differences between journalists and this new breed of news providers. We will discuss what professional standards journalists must follow that bloggers are not bound to, as well as what laws protect journalists but do not offer the same protection for non-journalists. Also discussed will be the roles different types of news providers serve in society, and how our definition of journalism is changing. The purpose is to help consumers of online news better understand where the news they read is coming from, what news they can trust, how to tell the difference between fact and opinion, and how to put together everything they read to form their own ideas about current events-and then perhaps even to share their ideas in their own online publications or blogs.

Cyberbullying And The Law

Autor: Therese Harasymiw
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1448883784
File Size: 15,67 MB
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Each year, the sense of urgency to halt the growth of cyberbullying increases. As more cyberbullying cases and their consequences are brought to national attention, many states are instituting anti-bullying legislation. In addition, many people are calling for stronger legal penalties for bullying behaviors. The role of American law in protecting young people in cyberspace is explained as well as how laws related to bullying are being interpreted in court cases. Teens learn what rights they have, what powers schools possess, and what parts of the law are still in flux. Perhaps most important, they learn how to be activists rather than victims, effectively advocating for themselves and others.

The Distortion Of Facts In The Digital Age

Autor: Larry Gerber
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 144888375X
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Explains what disinformation is, why and how people distort facts, the difference between fact and opinion, and how to deal with the distortion of facts in online information.

We Re All Journalists Now

Autor: Scott Gant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416545948
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As the internet continues to reshape almost all corners of our world, no institution has been more profoundly altered than the practice of journalism and distribution of information. In this provocative new book, Scott Gant, a distinguished Washington attorney and constitutional law scholar, argues that we as a society need to rethink our notions of what journalism is, who is a journalist and exactly what the founding fathers intended when they referred to "the freedom of the press." Are bloggers journalists, even if they receive no income? Even if they are unedited and sometimes irresponsible? Many traditional news organizations would say no. But Gant contends otherwise and suggests we think of these sometimes unruly online purveyors of information and opinion as heirs to those early pamphleteers who helped shape our fledgling democracy. He gives us a persuasive and engaging argument for affording bloggers and everyone else who disseminates information and opinion in the U.S. the same rights and privileges that traditional journalists enjoy. The rise of the Internet and blogosphere has blurred the once distinct role of the media in our society. It wasn't long ago that the line between journalists and the rest of us seemed relatively clear: Those who worked for news organizations were journalists and everyone else was not. Those days are gone. On the Internet, the line has totally disappeared. It's harder than ever to answer the question, "Who is a journalist?" Yet it is a question asked routinely in American courtrooms and legislatures because there are many circumstances where those deemed "journalists" are afforded rights and privileges not available to the rest of us. The question will become increasingly important as the transformation of journalism continues, and bloggers and other "citizen journalists" battle for equal standing with professional journalists. Advancing arguments that are sure to stir controversy, Scott Gant leads the debate with a serious yet accessible discussion about whether, where, and how the government can decide who is a journalist. Challenging the mainstream media, Gant puts forth specific arguments about how to change existing laws and makes elegant suggestions for new laws that will properly account for the undeniable reality that We're All Journalists Now. For all of us who care about the ways in which the digital revolution is sweeping through our culture, this is a work of opinion that will be seen as required reading.

The Routledge Companion To Digital Journalism Studies

Autor: Bob Franklin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317499077
File Size: 59,60 MB
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The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies offers an unprecedented collection of essays addressing the key issues and debates shaping the field of Digital Journalism Studies today. Across the last decade, journalism has undergone many changes, which have driven scholars to reassess its most fundamental questions, and in the face of digital change, to ask again: ‘Who is a journalist?’ and ‘What is journalism?’. This companion explores a developing scholarly agenda committed to understanding digital journalism and brings together the work of key scholars seeking to address key theoretical concerns and solve unique methodological riddles. Compiled of 58 original essays from distinguished academics across the globe, this Companion draws together the work of those making sense of this fundamental reconceptualization of journalism, and assesses its impacts on journalism’s products, its practices, resources, and its relationship with audiences. It also outlines the challenge presented by studying digital journalism and, more importantly, offers a first set of answers. This collection is the very first of its kind to attempt to distinguish this emerging field as a unique area of academic inquiry. Through identifying its core questions and presenting its fundamental debates, this Companion sets the agenda for years to come in defining this new field of study as Digital Journalism Studies, making it an essential point of reference for students and scholars of journalism.

Changing Journalism

Autor: Peter Lee-Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136672710
File Size: 32,58 MB
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Journalism is in transition. Irrevocable decisions are being made, often based on flimsy evidence, which could change not only the future of journalism, but also the future of democracy. This book, based on extensive research, provides the opportunity to reflect upon these decisions and considers how journalism could change for the better and for the good of democracy. It covers:the business landscapework and employmentthe regulatory frameworkaudiences and interactionthe impact of technology on practices and contentethics in a converged worldThe book analyses research in both national and loca.

Promoting Global Competencies Through Media Literacy

Autor: Yildiz, Melda N.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522530835
File Size: 22,58 MB
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It is imperative that the 21st century population develops media literacy competence at several levels. Schools possess a crucial role in achieving these competencies and as such, teachers need to be equipped with effective methods and training. Promoting Global Competencies Through Media Literacy is an advanced reference publication featuring the latest scholarly research on transdisciplinary and transformative assessment practices from primary-level to university-level educational settings. Including coverage on a broad range of topics such as digital storytelling, virtual environment, and cross-cultural communication, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and librarians seeking current research on current trends in media literacy in educational settings.

Journalism In The Digital Age

Autor: John Herbert
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 113602994X
File Size: 65,73 MB
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Provides the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge that underpin the fundamental skills of a journalist. It also takes a highly modern approach, as the convergence of broadcast, print and online media require the learning of new skills and methods. The book is written from an international perspective - with examples from around the world in recognition of the global marketplace for today's media. This is an essential text for students on journalism courses and professionals looking for a reference that covers the skill, technology and knowledge required for a digital and converged media age. The book's essence lies in the way essential theories such as ethics and law, are woven into practical newsgathering and reporting techniques, as well as advice on management skills for journalists, providing the wide intellectual foundation which gives credibility to reporting.

Information Verification In The Digital Age

Autor: Nora Martin
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1627058230
File Size: 54,90 MB
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This book will contemplate the nature of our participatory digital media culture, the diversity of actors involved, and how the role of the news librarian has evolved—from information gatekeeper to knowledge networker, collaborating and facilitating content creation with print and broadcast media professionals. It will explore how information professionals assist in the newsroom, drawing on the author's experiential knowledge as an embedded research librarian in the media industry. The past decade has seen significant changes in the media landscape. Large media outlets have traditionally controlled news and information flows, with everyone obtaining news via these dominant channels. In the digital world, the nature of what constitutes news has changed in fundamental ways. Social media and technologies such as crowdsourcing now play a pivotal role in how broadcast media connects and engages with their audiences. The book will focus on news reporting in the age of social media, examining the significance of verification and evaluating social media content from a journalistic and Information Science (IS) perspective. With such an emphasis on using social media for research, it is imperative to have mechanisms in place to make sure that information is authoritative before passing it on to a client as correct and accurate. Technology innovation and the 24/7 news cycle are driving forces compelling information professionals and journalists alike to adapt and learn new skills. The shift to tablets and smartphones for communication, news, and entertainment has dramatically changed the library and media landscape. Finally, we will consider automated journalism and examine future roles for news library professionals in the age of digital social media.

The Elements Of Journalism

Autor: Bill Kovach
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0804136785
File Size: 50,23 MB
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The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.