The 21st Century Media (r)evolution

Emergent Communication Practices

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Author: Jim Macnamara

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433109362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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The emergence of 'new media' and social media is frequently discussed in contemporary society. However, media and public communication are mostly analyzed within particular theoretical frameworks and within specific disciplinary fields. Such approaches have created polarized views on media and communication, and fail to create an understanding of the interdependencies between these fields. This book expertly synthesizes competing theories and disciplinary viewpoints, integrates scholarly and cutting edge research, and examines international data from fast-growing markets including China, to provide a comprehensive, holistic view of the twenty-first century (r)evolution in media and public communication. The book identifies how the changes are located in practices rather than technologies and that these practices are emergent in highly significant ways. Engaging and accessible, the book is essential reading for media scholars and communication professionals, and a valuable text for courses in media studies, journalism, advertising, public relations, and organisational and political communication.

„Out to repossess our land“: Der Streit um die Evolution als Kampf um die Zukunft Amerikas

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Author: Tim Bernshausen

Publisher: disserta Verlag

ISBN: 3959353502

Category: History

Page: 360

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Mit dem Streit um die Evolution wurde seit den 80er Jahren ein Thema zum Mittelpunkt einer öffentlichen Kontroverse, welches auf den ersten Blick höchst speziell wirkt, jedoch – wie bei genauerem Hinschauen deutlich wird – an den Grundfesten der politischen Kultur Amerikas rüttelte. Der protestantische Fundamentalismus forderte die Lehre alternativer Theorien zur Evolution im Schulunterricht, um einen wahrgenommenen moralischen Verfall zu bekämpfen. Diese Bestrebungen wurden von evolutionsbefürwortenden Aktivistinnen und Aktivisten als Angriff auf die Wissenschaft selbst gedeutet. Der Konflikt über die Evolution war damit von Anfang an weit mehr als ein Streit um Lerninhalte. An ihm entzündete sich vielmehr ein Machtkampf zwischen konkurrierenden sozialen Gruppen um die Zukunft Amerikas, der untrennbar mit der Suche nach der kollektiven Identität der Nation in Zeiten beschleunigter Globalisierung verbunden war. Den Auslöser bildete die Wahrnehmung einer tiefgreifenden Krise der jeweils eigenen gesellschaftlichen und machtpolitischen Position. Der diskursanalytische Blick offenbart das Verhältnis von Krisenwahrnehmungen, Legitimationsinstanzen und Machtansprüchen beider Lager.

Management der Online-Kommunikation von Unternehmen

Steuerungsprozesse, Multi-Loop-Prozesse und Governance

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Author: Anne Linke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658081104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 329

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Anne Linke vergleicht kommunikationswissenschaftliche und betriebswirtschaftliche Konzepte des Kommunikationsmanagement-Prozesses in Unternehmen. Sie überträgt diese Erkenntnisse auf die Online-Kommunikation und erarbeitet daraus das „Multi-Loop-Modell“. Entsprechend Giddens` Strukturationstheorie und aufbauend auf der Governance-Forschung werden ferner dessen strukturelle Rahmenbedingungen betrachtet. Empirisch untersucht die Autorin fünf qualitative Fallbeispiele mittels Experteninterviews und Inhaltsanalysen. Anschließend wird der Status quo in Deutschland über eine quantitative Online-Befragung erhoben. Die Ergebnisse zeigen ein theoretisch fundiertes, systematisches Bild und fokussieren übergeordnete Veränderungen, Zusammenhänge sowie Unterschiede.

Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century

Visions of World Experts

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Author: Borko Furht

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585287678

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century: Visions of World Experts presents contributions from leading researchers and experts describing their current research and their views of the future trends in the field. The book consists of thirteen chapters in five parts. These chapters tackle a number of critical issues in distributed multimedia systems and applications - from VLSI processors that support multimedia and multimedia servers, through multimedia databases and multimedia networks and communications, to merging multimedia applications. Only a few years ago multimedia seemed like a brand new research field and an emerging new industry. Today, at the edge of the 21st century, multimedia research is coming of age, and the multimedia industry has significantly grown with the total market estimated to be about $50 billion. Several years ago it was felt that the digital media revolution had just started; however, the seeds had been sown long before. Fundamental technologies, such as interactive laser disks, video games, and electronic encyclopedias were invented in the 1970s and 80s. They represented the seeds for current `hot' applications, such as digital libraries, video-on-demand, interactive television, and videoconferencing. Another aspect of the digital media revolution is the formation of a new media industry composed of computer, entertainment, communication, and consumer electronics companies. Many industry segments are currently involved in creating new products and services, positioning themselves for the 21st century. They include telephone, cable, and satellite TV companies, communication equipment companies, TV and radio broadcasters, on-line Internet service providers, cable channels, movie studios, record companies, book publishers, CD-ROM title creators, Internet tool vendors, multimedia software tools companies, computer companies, general software tools companies, computer add-on vendors, semiconductor vendors, and consumer electronics vendors. Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century: Visions of World Experts should stimulate the curiosity of its readers and inspire new technological breakthroughs in this exciting field. It serves as a valuable reference for system designers, engineers, programmers, and managers who are involved in multimedia systems, the Internet, and their applications. This book can also be used as a textbook for advanced courses on multimedia in engineering curricula.

Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century

Technology, Dialogue, and Expanding Borders

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Author: Gina Messina-Dysert,Rosemary Radford Ruether

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134625243

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This anthology will explore the new directions of conversations occurring in relation to feminism and religion, as well as the technological modes being utilized to continue dialogue, expand borders, and create new frontiers in feminism. It is a cross generational project bringing together the voices of foremothers with those of the twenty-first century generation of feminist scholars to discuss the changing direction of feminism and religion, new methods of dialogue, and the benefits for society overall.

Media revolution in Europe: ahead of the curve

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287173265

Category:

Page: 607

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The "rags to riches" story of Karol Jakubowicz's involvement in the work of the Council of Europe took him from the role of an awestruck newcomer from Poland in 1990 to that of the Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (2005-06). Along the way, he was elected, delegated by the Steering Committee, and invited by the Council of Europe Secretariat to serve in a number of other capacities. In all of them, he contributed a wide variety of papers, reports and studies to assist the steering committee and other bodies in collecting information and formulating ideas in the general field of freedom of expression, creation of free and democratic media systems (including the issue of public service media), regulation of transfrontier television, the adjustment of Council of Europe human rights standards to the conditions of the information society, and the development of broadcasting legislation in Council of Europe member states.The present collection of these papers and reports is published in the conviction that they retain their value and relevance. It provides the additional benefit of offering a glimpse of the work preceding the formulation of Committee of Ministers recommendations and declarations, as well as resolutions of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.

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.

Electronic Business Revolution

Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century

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Author: Peter Cunningham,Friedrich Fröschl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662037564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Electronic business, the integration of IT and the Internet into business processes, has begun to completely revolutionize business and the economy. The aim of this book is to point out the challenges and opportunities Europe and its companies are faced with in electronic business. The material is based upon the authors joint experience of years of research into the use of IT in business, industry, and government, as well as their management experience as President and CEO of leading technology organizations.

Wired for War

The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

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Author: P. W. Singer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440685972

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.

Revolution in the 21st Century

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Author: Chris Harman

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Capitalism

Page: 126

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Revolution in the 21st Century answers vital questions for those who who want to change the world but aren't sure it's still possible: Why do revolutions happen? Is there more to democracy than parliament? Does human nature condemn revolutions to failure? Is the modern global economy too complex to run without the free market? Why did the Russian revolution end in tyranny? What should a revolutionary do?

Censored, 1998

The News that Didn't Make the News -- the Year's Top 25 Censored Stories

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Author: Peter Phillips,Project Censored (U.S.)

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781888363647

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

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Examines major news stories ignored by the press

News on the Internet

Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century

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Author: David Tewksbury,Jason Rittenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939306

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Online news sites play an ever-pervasive role in the daily gathering and flow of political information. Media has always played an intermediary role in the way that citizens receive and process news, but, with the speed of information transmission, the segmentation of news sources, and the rise of citizen journalism, issues of authority, audience, and even the definition of "news" have shifted and become blurred. News on the Internet synthesizes research on developing and current patterns of online news provision with the literature on traditional, offline media to create a conceptual map for understanding the way that public affairs and news are presented and consumed on the internet. Tewksbury and Rittenberg look at the dual role of the internet as a source of authoritative news and as a vehicle for citizens in contemporary democracies to create and share political information. Throughout, they address the tension between the benefits of internet news provision, specifically increased citizen engagement, and the negative, perhaps counterintuitive, effects: the fragmentation of knowledge and polarization of opinion in contemporary democracies. News on the Internet focuses on these points of conflict and contradiction in the online news environment and offers conclusions and predictions for how these phenomena will develop in the future.

New Media and Learning in the 21st Century

A Socio-Cultural Perspective

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Author: Tzu-Bin Lin,Victor Chen,Ching Sing Chai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812873260

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This volume brings together conceptualizations and empirical studies that explore the socio-cultural dimension of new media and its implications on learning in the 21st century classroom. The authors articulate their vision of new-media-enhanced learning at a global level. The high-level concept is then re-examined for different degrees of contextualization and localization, for example how a specific form of new media (e-reader) changes specific activities in different cultures. In addition, studies based in Singapore classrooms provide insights as to how these concepts are being transformed and implemented by a co-constructive effort on the part of researchers, teachers and students. Singapore classrooms offer a unique environment to study the theory-practice nexus in that they are high achieving, implicitly grounded in the eastern cultural values and well-equipped with ICT infrastructure. While these studies are arguably the state-of-the-art exemplars that synergize socio-cultural and technological affordances of the current learning environments, they also serve as improvable ideas for further innovations. The interplay between theory and practice lends support to the reciprocal improvements for both. This book contributes to the continuing debate in the field, and will lead to better learning environments in the 21st century.

Understanding Community Media

SAGE Publications

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Author: Kevin Howley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342859

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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A text that reveals the value and significance of community media in an era of global communication With contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community-based media from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives. More than 30 original essays provide an incisive and timely analysis of the relationships between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. Key Features Provides vivid examples of community and alternative media initiatives from around the world Explores a wide range of media institutions, forms, and practices—community radio, participatory video, street newspapers, Independent Media Centers, and community informatics Offers cutting-edge analysis of community and alternative media with original essays from new, emerging, and established voices in the field Takes a multidimensional approach to community media studies by highlighting the social, economic, cultural, and political significance of alternative, independent, and community-oriented media organizations Enters the ongoing debates regarding the theory and practice of community media in a comprehensive and engaging fashion Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Community Media, Alternative Media, Media & Social Change, Communication & Culture, and Participatory Communication in the departments of communication, media studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

The Rhodiola Revolution

Transform Your Health with the Herbal Breakthrough of the 21st Century

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Author: Richard P. Brown,Patricia L. Gerbarg,Barbara Graham

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609615786

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Previously classified studies from the former Soviet Union reveal the emergence of an herbal superstar, Rhodiola rosea. From two respected physicians comes an authoritative new book that explores the amazing healing powers of Rhodiola rosea. Compelling scientific evidence about this commonly available herbal supplement confirms its ability to help: - Melt away extra pounds - Combat fatigue - Sharpen memory and concentration - Enhance physical performance - Strengthen immune function - Protect against heart disease and cancer As more people turn to Rhodiola rosea to improve their health and vitality, they will look for a trustworthy, authoritative resource to answer all their questions. The Rhodiola Revolution is that resource, providing the latest news from the front lines of research as well as clear instructions on using the herb for maximum medicinal effect.

The Digital Glocalization of Entertainment

New Paradigms in the 21st Century Global Mediascape

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Author: Paolo Sigismondi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461409083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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In this volume, Paolo Sigismondi explores the dynamics of global media and entertainment, specifically analyzing the implications of the global rise of non-scripted entertainment (as reality TV programs) and the impact and consequences of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution on the content, delivery platforms, and overall business models of the media and entertainment landscape. This work aims at bridging the gap between media theories and industry practices in a rapidly evolving global mediascape, building on scholarship in the field and enriched by case studies and insights from business practice. This work demonstrates that the paradigms of the landscape are shifting, introducing the digital “glocalization” of entertainment, through which successful media crossing national and cultural borders incorporate both global and local features. Key questions raised include: Is the ICT revolution an example of disruptive technology for the global media and entertainment industry? Is the existing status quo challenged, and in, particular Hollywood’s global leadership? What are the global entities emerging as Hollywood’s main competitors in this technologically evolving landscape? Sigismondi argues that as new players are entering the field, new threats to Hollywood’s dominance are emerging. The global leaders in non-scripted entertainment, for example, are European-based global entities operating outside the Hollywood system. Meanwhile, the ICT revolution is modifying the contours and boundaries of the global mediascape. Sigismondi’s approach provides unique insight into how the forces of technology and globalization are transforming television, cinema, and online entertainment.

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.

Cyber Security and Resiliency Policy Framework

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Author: A. Vaseashta,P. Susmann,E. Braman

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614994463

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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Cyberspace is a ubiquitous realm interconnecting every aspect of modern society, enabled by broadband networks and wireless signals around us, existing within local area networks in our schools, hospitals and businesses, and within the massive grids that power most countries. Securing cyberspace to ensure the continuation of growing economies and to protect a nation’s way of life is a major concern for governments around the globe. This book contains papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled Best Practices and Innovative Approaches to Develop Cyber Security and Resiliency Policy Framework, held in Ohrid, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), in June 2013. The workshop aimed to develop a governing policy framework for nation states to enhance the cyber security of critical infrastructure. The 12 papers included herein cover a wide range of topics from web security and end-user training, to effective implementation of national cyber security policies and defensive countermeasures. The book will be of interest to cyber security professionals, practitioners, policy-makers, and to all those for whom cyber security is a critical and an important aspect of their work.

China’s Literary and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the 21st Century

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Author: Jie Lu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131796974X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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China’s literary and cultural production at the turn of the twenty-first century is marked by heterogeneity, plurality, and diversity. Given its complexity, the literary/cultural production of this period perhaps can be understood most productively as a response to a global modernity that has touched and transformed all aspects of contemporary Chinese reality. The eleven essays in this book offer an introduction to some of the most important works published at the turn of the twenty-first century. In combining textual analysis of specific works with theoretical insights, and in locating the texts in their sociocultural and socioeconomic contexts, the essays explore key theoretical issues and intellectual concerns of the time. They collectively draw a broad contour of new developments, major trends, and radical changes, capturing the intellectual and cultural Zeitgeist of the age. All in all, these essays offer new theoretical approaches to, and critical perspectives on, contemporary Chinese literature and culture.

Muslim Education in the 21st Century

Asian perspectives

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Author: Sa’eda Buang,Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317815009

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Muslim Education in the 21st Century reinvestigates the current state of affairs in Muslim education in Asia whilst at the same time paying special attention to Muslim schools’ perception of educational changes and the reasons for such changes. It highlights and explores the important question of whether the Muslim school has been reinventing itself in the field of pedagogy and curriculum to meet the challenges of the 21st century education. It interrogates the schools whose curriculum content carry mostly the subject of religion and Islam as its school culture. Typologically, these include state-owned or privately-run madrasah or dayah in Aceh, Indonesia; pondok, traditional Muslim schools largely prevalent in the East Malaysian states and Indonesia; pesantren, Muslim boarding schools commonly found in Indonesia; imam-khatip schools in Turkey, and other variations in Asia. Contributed by a host of international experts, Muslim Education in the 21st Century focuses on how Muslim educators strive to deal with the educational contingencies of their times and on Muslim schools’ perception of educational changes and reasons for such changes. It will be of great interest to anyone interested in Asian and Muslim education.