News Online: Transformations and Continuities

News Online: Transformations and Continuities

by Graham Meikle, Guy Redden
     
 

News matters. It is still the main forum for discussion of issues of public importance. It is where we come together to inform, persuade, influence, endorse or reject one another in a collaborative process of making meaning from events. But the news is changing - content, distribution channels, geographical constraints, production values, business models,

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Overview

News matters. It is still the main forum for discussion of issues of public importance. It is where we come together to inform, persuade, influence, endorse or reject one another in a collaborative process of making meaning from events. But the news is changing - content, distribution channels, geographical constraints, production values, business models, regulatory approaches and cultural habits are all in flux, as new media technologies are adopted and adapted by users. However, despite having driven many of the changes themselves, established media organisations are struggling to adapt to this changed environment.

News Online: Transformations and Continuities is for everyone who wants to understand the news media of the twenty-first century. With contributions from leading international scholars, this book charts a course through recent upheavals and ranges over a broad terrain - from the BBC to experimental videogames, from Latin American newsrooms to Northeast Asian blogs, from the crisis in US newspapers to Twitter users in Iran. Each chapter provides an insightful analysis of how popular digital communications change relations of production and consumption, in addition to their effect on cultural and political participation. News Online considers the shifting boundaries between the popular and the professional made possible by the redistribution of news functions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230233447
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Meikle is Senior Lecturer in the Film, Media & Journalism department at the University of Stirling, where he is Programme Director of the MLitt in Media and Culture. He is the author of Interpreting News (2008, Palgrave) and Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet (2002, Routledge). He has published a number of book chapters and journal articles on news and the Internet, amongst others, and has designed and taught courses in news analysis and digital media theory at universities in Australia and the UK.

Guy Redden lectures in cultural studies at the University of Sydney. He is the author of over twenty academic journal articles, book chapters and review articles, including several about Internet activism and blogging. He has taught new media courses in Australia and the UK.

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