Untold Stories

Economics and Business Journalism in African Media

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Author: P. M. Kareithi,Nixon Kariithi

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press

ISBN: 9781868144143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

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Untold Stories is an attempt by African media scholars to fill the void created by the dearth of research and publications on emerging areas of African journalism. The book captures major developments in economics and business journalism in Africa and provides a framework for research in this field. Each article is accompanied by responses from practicing journalists across the continent, which focus the more philosophical discussions on very functional issues.

Journalism Education, Training and Employment

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Author: Bob Franklin,Donica Mensing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136835660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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During this period of rapid and significant change in journalistic practices, journalism educators are re-examining their own profession and contributing to the invention of new models and practices. This edited volume of studies by respected international scholars describes the diverse issues journalism educators are grappling with and the changes they are making in purpose and practice. The book is organized into three sections -- education, training and employment – that explore common themes: How the assumptions embedded in journalism education are being examined and revised in the light of transformative changes in communication; How the definitions of journalism and journalists are broadening in scope and what this means for educators; How newsrooms and training programs around the world are being re-examined and made more effective. An introductory essay and section summaries provide context for the thirteen chapters that constitute the collection. The section on journalism education explores fundamental ways educators are seeking to make their institutions and practices stronger and more responsive. The section on training includes case studies of journalism training programs in sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Sweden and the U.S. The final section examines the job prospects and employment market for journalism students with data from the U.S., U.K, Australia, and Sweden. The scope of issues considered in the book makes it a valuable resource for journalism scholars from around the world, as well as doctoral students, journalism and communication administrators in universities, organizations that fund journalism training programs, and practitioners interested in understanding employment and education trends.

Newsmaking Cultures in Africa

Normative Trends in the Dynamics of Socio-Political & Economic Struggles

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Author: Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137541091

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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This book contributes to a broadened theorisation of journalism by exploring the intricacies of African journalism and its connections with the material realities that underpin the profession on the continent. It pulls together theoretically driven studies that collectively deploy a wide range of evidence to shed some light on newsmaking cultures in Africa – the everyday routines, defining epistemologies, as well as ethical dilemmas. The volume digs beneath the standardised and universalised veneer of professionalism to unpack routine practices and normative trends shaped by local factors, including the structural conditions of deprivation, entrenched political instability (and interference), pervasive neo-patrimonial governance systems, and the influences of technological developments. These varied and complex circumstances are shown to profoundly shape the foundations of journalism in Africa, resulting in routine practices that are both normatively distinct and equally in tune with (imported) Western journalistic cultures. The book thus broadly points to the dialectical nature of news production and the inconsistent and contradictory relationships that characterise news production cultures in Africa.

Media Reforms and Democratization in Emerging Democracies of Sub-Saharan Africa

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Author: Ufuoma Akpojivi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319753010

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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This book examines the media reform processes and re-democratization projects of Ghana and Nigeria’s emerging democracies. It evaluates and critiques these reform processes, arguing that because of dependency approaches resulting from the transplanting of policy framework from the West into these emerging democracies, the policy goals and objectives of the reforms have not been achieved. Consequently, the inherent socio-cultural, economic and political factors, coupled with the historical antecedents of these countries, have also affected the reform process. Drawing from policy documents, analyses and interviews, Ufuoma Akpojivi argues that the lack of citizens’ active participation in policy processes has led to neo-liberalization and the continued universalization of Western ideologies such as democracy, media freedom and independence. Akpojivi posits that the recognition of socio-cultural, political and economic factors inherent to these emerging democracies, coupled with the communal participation of citizens, will facilitate true media reform processes and development of these countries.

The Press of Africa

Persecution and Perseverance

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Author: Frank Barton

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Press

Page: 304

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Power, Politics and Identity in South African Media

Selected Seminar Papers

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Author: Adrian Hadland

Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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This collection explores the often-overlooked role of media in the shaping of identity and culture in postapartheid South Africa. Interrogating contemporary theory, these essays shed new light on how identities are constructed through the media and provide case studies that illustrate the complex process of identity renegotiation taking place in postapartheid South Africa, giving fresh focus to topics that scholarship has overlooked—such as the pervasive impact of tabloid newspapers. The contributors include both established scholars and new voices, all of whom represent some of South Africa's finest media analysts grappling with one of the country's most vexing issues—who are we?

African Studies in Social Movements and Democracy

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Author: Mahmood Mamdani,Eshetu Chole,Jibrin Ibrahim,E. Wamba-dia-Wamba

Publisher: Conseil Pour Le Developement De LA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 626

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Trade unions, burial societies, students, religious and gender movements, riots and mafias. Not to mention class. The kaleidoscope of African social movements is complex and broad. But their histories have strong common threads - the experience of past oppression and the constant struggle for an identity that will encompass survival. How have they contributed to the nature of African civil society and the formation of democracy? The chapters are a living dialogue on the interpretation of these movements, and a critical and analytical appraisal of the African intellectual heritage itself. The book brings together a vast array of writers and topics from all over Africa - from bread riots in Tunisia, Communist Parties in Sudan, the "Kaduna Mafia" in Nigeria, burial societies in Zimbabwe, and the working class in Algeria.

The News Untold: Community Journalism and the Failure to Confront Poverty in Appalachia

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Author: Michael Clay Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943665969

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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The News Untold offers an important new perspective on media narratives about poverty in Appalachia. It focuses on how small-town reporters and editors in some of the region's poorest communities decide what aspects of poverty are news, how their audiences interpret those decisions, and how those two related processes help shape broader understandings of economic need and local social responsibility. Focusing on patterns of both media creation and consumption, The News Untold shows how a lack of constructive news coverage of economic need can make it harder for the poor to voice their concerns. Critical and inclusive news coverage of poverty at the local level, Michael Clay Carey writes, can help communities start to look past old stereotypes and attitudes and encourage solutions that incorporate broader sets of community voices. Such an effort will require journalists and community leaders to reexamine some of the professional traditions and social views that often shape what news looks like in small towns.

News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media

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Author: Juan González,Joseph Torres

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844676870

Category: Social Science

Page: 453

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Offers a sweeping account of the class and racial conflicts in the American news media, from the first colonial newspaper to the Internet age. By the co-author of Harvest of Empire.

Tabloid Journalism in South Africa

True Story!

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Author: Herman Wasserman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253004292

Category: History

Page: 240

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Less than a decade after the advent of democracy in South Africa, tabloid newspapers have taken the country by storm. One of these papers -- the Daily Sun -- is now the largest in the country, but it has generated controversy for its perceived lack of respect for privacy, brazen sexual content, and unrestrained truth-stretching. Herman Wasserman examines the success of tabloid journalism in South Africa at a time when global print media are in decline. He considers the social significance of the tabloids and how they play a role in integrating readers and their daily struggles with the political and social sphere of the new democracy. Wasserman shows how these papers have found an important niche in popular and civic culture largely ignored by the mainstream media and formal political channels.

The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

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Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0804136785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.

Changing the Fourth Estate

Essays on South African Journalism

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Author: Adrian Hadland

Publisher: HSRC Press

ISBN: 9780796920973

Category: History

Page: 247

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This compilation of personal essays by some of South Africa's top journalists explores a range of perspectives within "the fourth estate"—from the editor's chair to the travel writer's airplane seat to the news journalist's foxhole. Virtually every aspect of journalism is addressed, including design, multimedia, ethics, and interview techniques, and advice is interspersed throughout on how the next generation of journalists might advance their craft.

Signal and Noise

Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria

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Author: Brian Larkin

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822341086

Category: History

Page: 313

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DIVExamines the role of media technologies in shaping urban Africa through an ethnographic study of popular culture in northern Nigeria./div

The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

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Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429919487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global "free market" has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.

The Changing Business of Journalism and Its Implications for Democracy

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Author: David A. L. Levy,Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781907384011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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The business of journalism is widely held to be in a terminal crisis today, in particular because the rise of the internet has drained audience attention and advertising revenue away from existing media platforms. This book, the first systematic international overview of how the news industry is dealing with current changes, counters such simplistic predictions of the supposedly technologically determined death of the news industry. It offers instead nuanced scrutiny of the threats and opportunities facing legacy news organisations across the world in countries as diverse as the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Finland, Brazil, and India as they transition to an increasingly convergent media landscape.

Untangling the Web

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Author: Aleks Krotoski

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571303676

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The World Wide Web is the most revolutionary innovation of our time. In the last decade, it has utterly transformed our lives. But what real effects is it having on our social world? What does it mean to be a modern family when dinner table conversations take place over smartphones? What happens to privacy when we readily share our personal lives with friends and corporations? Are our Facebook updates and Twitterings inspiring revolution or are they just a symptom of our global narcissism? What counts as celebrity, when everyone can have a following or be a paparazzo? And what happens to relationships when love, sex and hate can be mediated by a computer? Social psychologist Aleks Krotoski has spent a decade untangling the effects of the Web on how we work, live and play. In this groundbreaking book, she uncovers how much humanity has - and hasn't - changed because of our increasingly co-dependent relationship with the computer. In Untangling the Web, she tells the story of how the network became woven in our lives, and what it means to be alive in the age of the Internet.

New Media Influence on Social and Political Change in Africa

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Author: Olorunnisola, Anthony A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466641983

Category: Computers

Page: 518

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While transitioning from autocracy to democracy, media in Africa has always played an important role in democratic and non-democratic states; focusing on politicians, diplomats, activists, and others who work towards political transformations. New Media Influence on Social and Political Change in Africa addresses the development of new mass media and communication tools and its influence on social and political change. While analyzing democratic transitions and cultures with a theoretical perspective, this book also presents case studies and national experiences for media, new media, and democracy scholars and practitioners.

Bias

A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News

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Author: Bernard Goldberg

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1621573117

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award–winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business. When he looked at his own industry, however, he saw that the media far too often ignored their primary mission: objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that they slanted the news to the left. For years Goldberg appealed to reporters, producers, and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no one listened. The liberal bias continued. In this classic number one New York Times bestseller, Goldberg blew the whistle on the news business, showing exactly how the media slant their coverage while insisting they’re just reporting the facts.