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What is the breaking news in the world today? How did you find out this news? How do you know it is true? Was it reported ethically? What checks and balances are being put on the news media?
The answers to these questions reflect the themes of this book. The chapters are by experienced journalists, academics and practitioners in the field. They unravel and clearly present the recent and on-going developments in journalism and the press around the globe, including the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. Chapters deal with the phone hacking and data thefts in the UK that provoked a major inquiry into press ethics and standards. Twitter is examined and found to be a valuable tool for reporters in the Arab world and research shows how, in Australia, readers use Twitter to pass along news topics. Chapters also explore the use of the mobile phone to access news in sub-Saharan Nigeria, the role of media magnates in presenting political views in Europe, and Wikipedia’s representation of conflict. This collection of fourteen chapters by leading authors examines journalism as practised today and what we might expect from it in the future.
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About the Author
Dr Janey Gordon is a principal lecturer in radio at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. She is the project co-ordinator for the University’s community radio station Radio LaB 97.1. Her research interests and publications are in the areas of community radio, mobile phones and media pedagogy. She started her career in BBC radio.
Dr Paul Rowinski is a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Bedfordshire. He is a former foreign correspondent and has been a national and transnational newspaper journalist for over twenty years.
Dr Gavin Stewart is a senior lecturer in media at the University of Bedfordshire. His research interests focus on digital media. He is co-ordinator of the Under the Mask: Perspectives on the Gamer conference series.
Table of Contents
Contents: Julian Petley: Leveson and Operation Motorman: lessons from a debacle over data protection – Kate Ironside: Closing Time at the Last Chance Saloon? Phone hacking and the future of press regulation – Ivor Gaber: The many faces of Rupert Murdoch: as revealed by his evidence to the UK’s Leveson Inquiry into the Cultures. Ethics and Practices of the Press – Paul Rowinski: Berlusconi, Murdoch and the power of persuasion over Europe – Jon Silverman: Cats, convicts and clerics: how the media and politicians have framed the Human Rights Act – Ali Usman Saleem/Sayeeda Syed: Terrorism Radio, Coercion and Illiteracy – Janey Gordon/Umar Lawal Maradun: Radio Audiences and Mobile Phones: the case in northern Nigeria – Tim Markham: The Uses of Seriousness: Arab Journalists Tweet the 2011-12 Uprisings – Lee Hall/Neil Farrington/John Price: Twitter, Disintermediation and the Changing Role of the Sports Journalist – Axel Bruns/Tim Highfield/Stephen Harrington: Sharing the News: Dissemination of Links to Australian News Sites on Twitter – Sonya Yan Song/Fei Shen/Mike Z. Yao/Steven S. Wildman: Un/masking News in Cyberspace: Examining Censorship Patterns of News Portal Sites in China – David R. Brake: Journalists, User Generated Content and Digital Divides – Susan Jacobson: Br(e)aking the News: The End of American Journalism Education – Gavin Stewart: Wikipedia and War.