Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times

Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times

by Megan Boler
     
 

Media scholars, artists, activists, and journalists discuss how the uses of the emerging "Social Web" redefine the public sphere and influence mainstream journalism.See more details below

Overview

Media scholars, artists, activists, and journalists discuss how the uses of the emerging "Social Web" redefine the public sphere and influence mainstream journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262514897
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/13/2010
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Megan Boler is Professor in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and editor of Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press).

Megan Boler is Professor in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and editor of Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press).

Megan Boler is Professor in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and editor of Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press).

Table of Contents

I The Shape of Publics: New Media and Global Capitalism 51

1 The State of the Media: An Interview with Robert McChesney Megan Boler Boler, Megan 53

2 The Space of Tactical Media Alessandra Renzi Renzi, Alessandra 71

3 Communicative Capitalism: Circulation and the Foreclosure of Politics Jodi Dean Dean, Jodi 101

4 Toward Open and Dense Networks: An Interview with Geert Lovink Megan Boler Boler, Megan 123

5 Black Code Redux: Censorship, Surveillance, and the Militarization of Cyberspace Ronald J. Deibert Deibert, Ronald J. 137

II The Changing Face of News Media 165

6 Media and Democracy Susan D. Moeller Moeller, Susan D. 167

7 Democracy on the Airwaves: An Interview with Amy Goodman Megan Boler Boler, Megan 197

8 Alternative Media Theory and Journalism Practice Chris Atton Atton, Chris 213

9 Community Radio, Access, and Media Justice: An Interview with Deepa Fernandes Andrea Schmidt Schmidt, Andrea Megan Boler Boler, Megan 229

10 Gatewatching, Gatecrashing: Futures for Tactical News Media Axel Bruns Bruns, Axel 247

11 Tempests of the Blogosphere: Presidential Campaign Stories That Failed to Ignite Mainstream Media D. Travers Scott Scott, D. Travers 271

12 Al Jazeera English: An Interview with Hassan Ibrahim Nathalie Magnan Magnan, Nathalie Megan Boler Boler, Megan Andrea Schmidt Schmidt, Andrea 301

III Tactics in Action 321

13 Media Interventions and Art Practices: An Interview with Shaina Anand Alessandra Renzi Renzi, Alessandra Megan Boler Boler, Megan 323

14 The Gambiarra: Considerations on a Recombinatory Technology Ricardo Rosas Rosas, Ricardo 343

15 Where the Activism Is Trebor Scholz Scholz, Trebor355

16 Whacking Bush: Tactical Media as Play Graham Meikle Meikle, Graham 367

17 The Daily Show and Crossfire: Satire and Sincerity as Truth to Power Megan Boler Boler, Megan Stephen Turpin Turpin, Stephen 383

18 Cybersupremacy: The New Face and Form of White Supremacist Activism R. Sophie Statzel Statzel, R. Sophie 405

19 Re-visioning the State of The Media: Concluding Interview and Commentary Brian Holmes Holmes, Brian 429

Index 441

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