Public Broadcasting for the 21st Century

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Author: Marc Raboy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9781860200069

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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This study examines the situation of public broadcasting worldwide, in a number of different contexts, from a variety of thematic perspectives. The result is a global report on the question of public service broadcasting

Austin City Limits

A History

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Author: Tracey E. W. Laird

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Austin City Limits is the longest running musical showcase in the history of television, and it still captivates audiences forty years after its debut on the air. From Willie Nelson's legendary pilot show and his fourteen magical episodes running through the years to Season 35, to mythical performances of BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to repeat appearances from Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, and recent shows with Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists, the show has defined popular roots music and indie rock. This is why country rocker Miranda Lambert -- relatively unknown when she taped a show almost a decade ago -- gushed to the studio audience, "Now I know I have arrived!" Austin City Limits: A History tells this remarkable story. With unprecedented access behind the scenes at the tapings of shows with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Mos Def, Wilco, and many more, author Tracey Laird tells the story of this landmark musical showcase whose history spans dramatic changes in the world of television, the expansion of digital media, and the ways in which we experience music. Beginning as a simple weekly broadcast, it is today a multifaceted "brand" in contemporary popular music, existing simultaneously as a program available for streaming, a presence on Twitter and other social media, a major music festival, and a state-of-the-art performance venue. Laird explores the ways in which the show's evolution has driven, and been driven by, both that of Austin as the "Live Music Capital of the World," and of U.S. public media as a major player in the dissemination and sponsorship of music and culture. Engagingly written and packed with anecdotes and insights from everyone from the show's producers and production staff to the musicians themselves, Austin City Limits: A History gives us the best seat in the house for this illuminating look at a singular presence in American popular music. Timed to publish with the airing of Austin City Limits 2014 -- the 40th anniversary celebratory broadcast featuring an all-star lineup of musicians including the Foo Fighters, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and others -- here is a book for all fans of this beloved music institution.

Public Service Broadcasting in the Age of Globalization

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Author: Indrajit Banerjee,Kalinga Seneviratne

Publisher: AMIC

ISBN: 9814136018

Category: Culture and globalization

Page: 348

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Takes a scholarly perspective aimed at creating debate about the role and function of public service broadcasting at a time that it is facing a variety of threats, from governments, and from commercialization of broadcasting. This book gives a global perspective on the state of public service broadcasting in the age of globalization.

Arab Television Today

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Author: Naomi Sakr

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857737481

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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There is a great deal at stake for everyone in the future of Arab television. Political and social upheavals in this central but unsettled region are increasingly played out on television screens and in the tussles over programming that take place behind them. Al-Jazeera is of course only one player among a still-growing throng of satellite channels, which now include private terrestrial stations in some Arab states. It is an industry urgently needing to be made sense of; this book does exactly this in a very readable and authoritative way, through exploring and explaining the evolving structures and content choices in both entertainment and news of contemporary Arab television. It shows how owners, investors, journalists, presenters, production companies, advertisers, regulators and media freedom advocates influence each other in a geolinguistic marketplace that encompasses the Arab region itself and communities abroad. Probing internal and external interventions in the Arab television landscape, the book offers a timely and compelling sequel to Naomi Sakr's 'Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East', which won the Middle Eastern Studies Book Prize in 2003.

Broadcasting in the 21st Century

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Author: Richard Rudin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343848

Category: History

Page: 244

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The 21st century is already seeing fundamental changes in broadcasting. No longer are audiences limited to watching or listening to television and radio at the times and places dictated by the broadcasters, or on radio or TV 'sets'. Broadcasting in the 21st Century demonstrates how 'traditional' television and radio is being both challenged and supported by technological developments, including convergence and social media. Drawing on interviews with industry personnel and featuring case studies and research from many countries, including that from the UK, USA, China, India and South Africa, Richard Rudin explains not only the significance of these changes but also how many of the functions and pleasures of broadcasting that were established in the 20th century are being enhanced by new media. Opening with a substantial account of how broadcasting developed in the 20th century, the author goes on to explore how new media forms are changing audiences' pleasures, expectations and demands. Rudin's illuminating study highlights the changing relationship between audiences and broadcast output to examine a range of subjects including: - the impact of citizens' journalism - political coverage - international TV formats and news output - the continuing appeal of radio as a distinct medium - debates over bias, truth and trust in broadcasting and broadcasters. In addition, Broadcasting in the 21st Century addresses a range of broadcast forms and genres including the coverage of general elections, Reality TV and pirate radio.

Self-Representation and Digital Culture

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Author: N. Thumim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137265132

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Taking a close look at ordinary people 'telling their own story', Nancy Thumim explores self-representations in contemporary digital culture in settings as diverse as reality TV, online storytelling, and oral histories displayed in museums.

Spectrum Management for the 21st Century

A Report of the CSIS Commission on Spectrum Management

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Author: CSIS Commission on Spectrum Management,Robert Galvin,James R. Schlesinger,James Andrew Lewis

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 9780892064373

Category: Political Science

Page: 43

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More intensive use of spectrum would meet existing and potential demand and could be the basis for unprecedented economic growth.

Media Perspectives for the 21st Century

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Author: Stylianos Papathanassopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136847766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook

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Author: Rhona C. Free

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Media and Society Into the 21st Century

A Historical Introduction

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Author: Lyn Gorman,David McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405149353

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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Media and Society into the 21st Centurycaptures the breathtaking revolutionary sweep of mass media from the late 19th century to the present day. Utilizing historical and comparative perspectives, the volume analyzes the socio-economic contexts in which mass media originated; the institutional forms taken by evolving media; the relationships between media institutions and the state; and the interrelationships between different media. This new edition is updated and expanded to include recent media developments and the continued impact of technological change in an age of globalization. Chapters on media, war, international relations, and new media have been updated and expanded, and a new "Web 2.0" section explores the role of blogging, social networking, user-generated content, and search media in media landscape. Focusing on the development of newspapers, film, radio, television, and the Internet around the world, Media and Society into the 21st Century fills a critical need for students and scholars by offering a historical introduction to the mass media in our time.

21st Century Geography

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Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Making Our Voices Heard

Canadian Broadcasting and Film for the 21st Century

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Author: Mandate Review Committee, CBC, NFB, Telefilm (Canada)

Publisher: The Committee

ISBN: 9780662241058

Category: Broadcasting

Page: 299

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The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio

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Author: Christopher H. Sterling,Cary O'Dell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135176833

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 940

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The average American listens to the radio three hours a day. In light of recent technological developments such as internet radio, some argue that the medium is facing a crisis, while others claim we are at the dawn of a new radio revolution. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio is an essential single-volume reference guide to this vital and evolving medium. It brings together the best and most important entries from the three-volume Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio, edited by Christopher Sterling. Comprised of more than 300 entries spanning the invention of radio to the Internet, The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio addresses personalities, music genres, regulations, technology, programming and stations, the "golden age" of radio and other topics relating to radio broadcasting throughout its history. The entries are updated throughout and the volume includes nine new entries on topics ranging from podcasting to the decline of radio. The Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio include suggestions for further reading as complements to most of the articles, biographical details for all person-entries, production credits for programs, and a comprehensive index.

Television and Public Policy

Change and Continuity in an Era of Global Liberalization

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Author: David Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135599912

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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The significant changes that have swept the television industry over the last two decades, most notably a shift to deregulation in broadcast media, prompt a discussion on how to ensure that meaningful content is available to the viewer. Television and Public Policy analyzes the current state of television systems in a selected group of countries by exploring the political, economic, and technological factors that have shaped the sector in such a short span of time. Consequently, by positioning the television sector within issues of media policy and the regulatory framework, the book questions what these trends mean for television, and the historical, political, and cultural role in our societies. Television and Public Policy distinguishes itself in several ways: *It is a global project in its comparative scope and subject area. Contributors represent countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. *It is contemporary and filled with information largely absent in current literature. *It offers original analysis of the contemporary television sector. This book speaks to a broad range of academics, postgraduate, and undergraduate students, and can serve as a key resource for courses ranging from media studies, to development studies, international relations, and law.

Preparing America's Foreign Policy for the 21st Century

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Author: David Boren,Edward Joseph Perkins

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806131238

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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A select group of analysts, practitioners and scholars assembled in 1997 and 1999 at the University of Oklahoma to lay the groundwork for a new foreign policy. This carefully edited collection includes those major policy statements and discussions by the best minds of our time. Index.

The Jefferson Bible for the 21st Century!

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Author: Reading Desk, The

Publisher: The Reading Desk

ISBN: 0615303455

Category:

Page: 76

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The Bible has many modern versions, either carefully constructed into English from a word-by-word or a thought-by-thought basis. The derivative works almost never get that level of attention. Thomas Jefferson rearranged the sermons, parables and teachings of Jesus into a chronological sequence - leaving out the miracles, angels, demons, and the resurrection. His belief was that the moral message of Jesus was still a supremely powerful one - capable of standing on its own. This volume is a modernized update that you can think of as the textbook for "Essential Jesus 101". Many notes about Thomas Jefferson's original book and a commentary on Deism are also included.

International Human Rights in the 21st Century

Protecting the Rights of Groups

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Author: Lyons,Mayall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585455120

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The Universal Declaration for Human Rights was approved in 1948 and yet more than fifty years later some human rights—especially the rights of groups such as women, minorities, and indigenous peoples—continue to be at risk. This book examines recent humanitarian catastrophes involving such groups and suggests how the society of states may develop a collective capacity for human rights enforcement. Above all, it emphasizes the long term efforts to stabilize weak or failing societies and to develop democratic governments on which the protection of human rights ultimately depends.

Public Access to Government Information in the 21st Century

Hearings Before the Committee on Rules and Administrations, U. S. Senate

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Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788149795

Category:

Page: 526

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Presents proceedings of the hearings held in June & July 1996. Testimony from: U.S. Senators, U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth, the U.S. Government Printing Office; Nat. Tech. Info. Service; Government Documents Librarian; Amer. Library Assoc.; Univ. of Pittsburgh; Prof. of Computer Science; Univ. of Virginia; Interactive Services Assoc.; U.S. Nat. Commission on Libraries & Info. Science; Info. Industry Assoc.; ABC Advisors Inc.; LEXIS-NEXIS; Nat. Archives & Records Admin.; Printing Industries of Amer.; Claitor's Law Books; Office of Mgmt. & Budget; Departments of Justice, Commerce, & Interior.

Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century

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Author: Terry Mazany,David C. Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317468767

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

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Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving through more than just grant-making. They have added a rich array of other activities, including programs of community capacity building, active modes of advocacy, and centres for meeting. In 2011, the 700+ institutions in the United States gave an estimated $4.2 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields that included the arts and education, health and human services, the environment, and disaster relief. The origins of this book stem from conversations among the leadership of community foundations about the challenges they must overcome in order to make such "foundational" contributions to their communities. As community foundations enter the second century of their existence (the first foundation was formed in Cleveland in 1914), the need for knowledge and best practices has never been greater. This book, with expert authors representing the best and the brightest in this important field, fills that need.

The American Economy

The Struggle for Supremacy in the 21st Century

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Author: Nicolas Spulber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521595834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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This work focuses on the economic challenges the American economy has met during the post-World War II era, and on the new challenges--represented notably by the competing economies of Japan, Germany, and the entire European union--that confront it as the twenty-first century approaches. The book shows how the transformations brought about by international competition fit the long-term processes of economic growth and change with respect to structural mutations, technological development, the role of the government, and the evolution of government-business relations. Nicholas Spulber presents a detailed critique of the thesis alleging that the American economy had experienced some kind of decline, and argues that the economy will continue to move forward energetically and successfully if growth and change are primarily left to emerge from the impulses and incentives of the private economy.