The News as Myth

Fact and Context in Journalism

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Author: Tom Koch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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The news. We commonly accept it as fact, but there are many times when journalists are compelled to cross and recross the fine line between true fiction and false truth to get the "real" story. Koch argues that "the myth of the news is its supposed objectivity" and that the very forms which presumably guarantee veracity ultimately lead to incomplete and misleading "false truths." Through an innovative and original methodology and analysis of stories from a variety of North American newspapers, this book shows that the narrative form used by journalists creates a consistent and structural bias in contemporary news. Having shown that contemporary journalistic forms--from the pyramid form to the sacrosanct five W's--effect the context in which "facts" are presented, Koch uses computer database technologies to discover ways in which these forms can be changed and improved.

The News Revolution in England

Cultural Dynamics of Daily Information

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Author: C. John Sommerville

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355499

Category: History

Page: 208

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The News Revolution in England: Cultural Dynamics of Daily Information is the first book to analyze the essential feature of periodical media, which is their periodicity. Having to sell the next issue as well as the present one changes the relation between authors and readers--or customers--and subtly shapes the way that everything is reported, whether politics, the arts and science, or social issues. So there are certain biases that are implicit in the dynamics of news production or commodified information, quite apart from the intentions of journalists. With the birth of the commercial periodical in late seventeenth century England, news became a commodity. What constituted news, how it was presented and received, and how people responded to it underwent a fundamental change. Rather than any democratic print revolution, in which the masses suddenly had access to cheap and accessible information, C. John Sommerville shows that the arrival of the commercial press was in fact restrictive, dictating what was discussed and ultimately how it was discussed. The News Revolution in England looks at the history of journalism from an entirely different angle--the effect of the medium rather than the intentions of the journalists. It will be of interest to historians of England, journalism, and news, along with anyone interested in how the media shapes our world and how we come to relate to it.

Media Anthropology

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Author: Eric W. Rothenbuhler,Mihai Coman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 150631970X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Media Anthropology represents a convergence of issues and interests on anthropological approaches to the study of media. The purpose of this reader is to promote the identity of the field of study; identify its major concepts, methods, and bibliography; comment on the state of the art; and provide examples of current research. Based on original articles by leading scholars from several countries and academic disciplines, Media Anthropology provides essays introducing the issues, reviewing the field, forging new conceptual syntheses.

Representing Death in the News

Journalism, Media and Mortality

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Author: F. Hanusch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230289762

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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This new study maps and synthesizes existing research on the ways in which journalism deals with death. Folker Hanusch provides a historical overview of death in the news, looks at the conditions of production, content and reception, and also analyzes emerging trends in the representation of death online.

The Audience in Everyday Life

Living in a Media World

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Author: S. Elizabeth Bird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135379807

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 256

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The Audience in Everyday Life argues that a media audience cannot be studied in front of the television alone--their interaction with media does not simply end when the set is turned off. Instead, we must study the daily lives of audiences to find the undercurrents of media influence in everyday life. Bird provides a host of useful tools and methods for scholars and students interested in the ways media is consumed in everyday life.

Cultural Meanings of News

A Text-Reader

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Author: Daniel A. Berkowitz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412967651

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 409

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What is news? Why does news turn out like it does? What factors influence the creation, production, and dissemination of news? Cultural Meanings of News takes on these deceptively simple questions through an essential collection of seminal and contemporary studies by leaders in the fields of mass communication and media studies. Similar in format and purpose to editor Dan Berkowitz's award-winning Social Meanings of News, this new volume represents a conceptual update, a continuation of the discourse about the nature of news and how it comes to be, moving ideas ahead from the earlier tradition of sociological approaches to the more pervasive cultural perspectives that inform understandings about news. Cultural Meanings of News provides a carefully selected set of readings, organized into thematic areas that each probe a dimension of the literature: from sociological roots to cultural perspectives; news as narrative and cultural text; newswork as cultural ritual; news as cultural myth; news and its interpretive communities; news as a source and reflection of collective memory; toward the future of news research. This text-reader provides students and scholars with first-hand exposure to cultural approaches to the study of news, while also providing an organizing framework for understanding the commonalties and differences between threads in the research. The goals are to engage readers through guided immersion in the material.

Media Ethics

A Philosophical Approach

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Author: Matthew Kieran

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275956349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Arguing for a philosophical approach to ethical issues in journalism and the media, this book investigates questions of impartiality; moral restrictions concerning lies; rights of privacy; and issues of violence, sex, and censorship.

Class and news

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Author: Don Heider

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 359

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News as a cultural product has earned a place in scholarly research over the past several decades, and media scholars and sociologists have successfully looked at news for ideological content and how news may shape an audience's ideas on politics, gender, and race. But how does news influence an audience's ideas about social structure? Class and News is a multidisciplinary collection of essays examining how the news media treats or neglects this structure in everyday reporting. Are certain stories chosen for their appeal to the upper or middle classes? Are stories of interest to lower class readers/viewers avoided? How are issues of social order reported or reflected in stories that aren't about class? This in-depth work will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the dynamics of class and news in the United States.

Social Meanings of News

A Text-Reader

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Author: Daniel A. Berkowitz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761900764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 535

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What is news and why does it turn out the way it does? These questions are addressed in this Reader. Classic news studies representing several methodologies and approaches are presented to guide students in their initial exploration into the topics. Berkowitz provides an orientation for a social approach to studying news, departing from the premise that news is a human construction that gains its characteristics through the social world from which it emerges. The first section of readings introduces a theoretical background for analyzing the sections that follow. Each of the eight sections are clearly and concisely introduced by Berkowitz, enabling students to interpret the salient points from and implications of representative articles in the field.

International Communication

Concepts and Cases

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Author: Kwadwo Anokwa,Carolyn A. Lin,Michael Brian Salwen

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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This edited volume of 16 readings is a collection of works from the foremost scholars of international communication. Divided into seven parts, the text is comprehensive in its coverage, including perspectives on issues and topics such as press freedom, propaganda, gatekeeping, colonialism and mass media development, globalization, cultural concerns, and diffusion.

Deciding what's news

a study of CBS evening news, NBC nightly news, Newsweek, and Time

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Author: Herbert J. Gans

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 393

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Editor & Publisher

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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Directory of interactive products and services included as section 2 of a regular issue annually, 1995-

Einstein as Myth and Muse

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Author: Alan. J. Friedman,Carol C. Donley

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521379632

Category: Science

Page: 240

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This book assesses the impact of the revolution in physical theory on literature.

Metaphor and Entertainment

A Corpus-Based Approach to Language in Chinese Online News

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Author: C. Han

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137298049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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Metaphor and Entertainment presents the very first, large-scale exploration of metaphor in Chinese online entertainment news, one of the most vibrant and controversial news genres in contemporary China.

The Difference Heaven Makes

Rehearing the Gospel As News

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Author: Christopher Morse

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567027333

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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By focusing upon a rehearing of the Gospel news of heaven today, the author invites readers to exercise a "post-modern permission" to listen to this testimony without either the usual modernist earplugs or an uncritical post-modern "make believe." Without attempting to retrace the history of images and interpretations of heaven, Morse seeks rather to draw upon this background to get to the heart of the issue of modern eschatological and apocalyptic discussion by proposing in the foreground a "thought experiment".

The Journalism Quarterly

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical material.

Race, Myth and the News

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Author: Christopher P. Campbell

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452246939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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How are the perceptions of the majority culture, the `preferred readings', reflected in television news? How do they reinforce stereotyped attitudes on race? This interpretive analysis presents evidence of racism, including under-representation, within news texts. The author examines the values, traditions and practices of news production that, often unconsciously, serve to maintain the alienation of racial groups in society. While the focus is on local television news in the United States, Race, Myth and the News has a broad relevance to studies of culture and race.

Choice

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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