Of Media and People

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This book closely examines the relationship between media and people in critical areas such as global news, media studies, election races, conflicts and crises and media industries. The author links these areas with education, business, labour and the military and provides readers with an insider's view of the people who work for the media.

An important theme is the trend in communications towards convergence of all media into a single electronically-based, computer-driven ...

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Overview

This book closely examines the relationship between media and people in critical areas such as global news, media studies, election races, conflicts and crises and media industries. The author links these areas with education, business, labour and the military and provides readers with an insider's view of the people who work for the media.

An important theme is the trend in communications towards convergence of all media into a single electronically-based, computer-driven system. The book also includes essays on economic issues and war news which integrate many of the themes introduced earlier.

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Drawing material from articles, columns, speeches, and commentaries he developed as executive director of the Freedom Forum Media Center at Columbia U., Dennis opines on media performance, international communication, educating communicators, the consequences of media convergence, reportorial imperatives, industry connections, and the media at war. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803947474
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/24/1992
  • Pages: 200

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: ON MEDIA PERFORMANCE
Salvos Without Solutions
Can News Survive in an Age of Information?
News, Ethics and Split-Personality Journalism
Political Insiders and Media Ethics
Fakery in Allegiance to the Truth
PART TWO: ON INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION
Reporting the News From Abroad
News and the New World Order
Images of the Soviet Union in the United States
Behind the News from Moscow
Journalistic Aid to Eastern Europe
The Search for Freedom of the Press
Television and the Bamboo Curtain
PART THREE: ON EDUCATING COMMUNICATORS
Educating the University
Communication Education and Its Critics
Media Studies
Glue for the Global Village
The Smart Journalist in the Year 2000
Doctoral Education
A Well-Kept Secret
PART FOUR: ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF CONVERGENCE
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Communication and Human Frailties
Convergence and Communication Education
Looking Beyond Convergence
New News Technology
Death Knell or Challenge?
PART FIVE: ON REPORTORIAL IMPERATIVES
The First Hundred Days
When Race Becomes the News
Mapping the Rape Victim Controversy
When Mental Health Makes News
The Whole World Watches - Again
Communications and the Art World
PART SIX: ON INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
A Prescription for Economic Health
The Newspaper
Alive and Well at 300
TV at 50
All Its Glitter Is Not Gold
When the Regents Said 'No'
The Search for Institutional Memory
PART SEVEN: ON THE MEDIA AT WAR
The Gulf Crisis
Learning to Cover War Again
No, TV Has Not Killed the Print Medium
Defining Times for the Mass Media
CNN
A Network Comes of Age
The Media's Commitment to News
Will it Survive?

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