From Twitter to Tahrir Square [2 volumes]: Ethics in Social and New Media Communication

From Twitter to Tahrir Square [2 volumes]: Ethics in Social and New Media Communication

by Bala A. Musa, Jim Willis


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From Twitter to Tahrir Square [2 volumes]: Ethics in Social and New Media Communication by Bala A. Musa, Jim Willis

This timely guide examines the influence of social media in private, public, and professional settings, particularly the ethical implications of the cultural changes and trends created by their use.

• Features expert contributors from different academic backgrounds to provide varied perspectives

• Integrates theoretical analysis with practical solutions to stimulate critical thinking while engaging interest

• Includes practical guidelines for navigating a changing media environment

• Reveals how ancient Chinese philosophies can provide a framework for ethics in social and new media

• Provides helpful criteria for working responsibly with social networking sites

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440828416
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/2014
Pages: 707
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Bala A. Musa, PhD, is professor and chair of communication studies at Azusa Pacific University.

Jim Willis, PhD, is professor of journalism at Azusa Pacific University.

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Daya Thussu

"Very timely and wide-ranging in scope, Musa and Willis have succeeded in providing an extremely useful collection of essays on the growing global importance of social media."

Robert S. Fortner

"This is a wonderful anthology, full of detail and discussion about some of the most troublesome aspects of new media. Whether we are willing to accept it or not, the arrival of social media via Web 2.0 has upset the apple carts of journalism, accuracy, truth, and representation of the human condition. These two volumes contain some of the best scholarship on these issues that I have yet read. The essays themselves are eminently readable, largely devoid of jargon, yet insightful and compelling. Students will love to read them and faculty will be provided with many germane issues to consider in preparing their syllabi for courses in media ethics, new technologies, social media, or sociology of media courses. I recommend these volumes most highly."

David C. Bicker

"I strongly recommend and endorse these two impressive volumes that deal with contemporary ethical communication issues. This hi-tech age in which we are living tends to diminish not only issues like civility in politics but also in many other aspects of human communication. The strength of this research is not only to identify some of these issues but to offer insightful solutions to improve the ethical aspects and effectiveness of interpersonal communication."

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