Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World


Author: Daniel C. Hallin,Paolo Mancini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139505165

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World offers a broad exploration of the conceptual foundations for comparative analysis of media and politics globally. It takes as its point of departure the widely used framework of Hallin and Mancini's Comparing Media Systems, exploring how the concepts and methods of their analysis do and do not prove useful when applied beyond the original focus of their 'most similar systems' design and the West European and North American cases it encompassed. It is intended both to use a wider range of cases to interrogate and clarify the conceptual framework of Comparing Media Systems and to propose new models, concepts and approaches that will be useful for dealing with non-Western media systems and with processes of political transition. Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World covers, among other cases, Brazil, China, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Thailand.

Instrumentalisation of Mass Media in Electoral Authoritarian Regimes

Evidence from Russia's Presidential Election Campaigns of 2000 and 2008


Author: Nozima Akhrarkhodjaeva

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 3838270134

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 2560

Focusing on the case of Russia during Putin’s first two presidential terms, this book examines media manipulation strategies in electoral authoritarian regimes. Which instruments and approaches do incumbent elites employ to skew media coverage in favor of their preferred candidate in a presidential election? What effects do these strategies have on news content? Based on two case studies of the presidential election campaigns in Russia in 2000 and in 2008, this investigation identifies the critical internal mechanisms according to which these regimes work. Looking at the same country while it transformed from a competitive into a hegemonic authoritarian regime, allows a diachronic comparison of these two regime types. The book explicates the subtle differences between competitive and hegemonic regimes, different types of media manipulation strategies, the diverging extent of media instrumentalization, various interactions among state actors, large business owners, the media, and journalists, the respective effects that all these factors and interactions have on media content, and the peculiar types of bias prevalent in each type of regime. This deep exploration of post-Soviet politics is based on extensive review of documents, interviews with media professionals, and quantitative as well as qualitative content analyses of news media during two Russian presidential election campaigns.

The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research


Author: Frank Esser,Thomas Hanitzsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136514244

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 546

View: 5739

The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of comparative communication research. It fills an obvious gap in the literature and offers an extensive and interdisciplinary discussion of the general approach of comparative research, its prospect and problems as well as its applications in crucial sub-fields of communications. The first part of the volume charts the state of the art in the field; the second section introduces relevant areas of communication studies where the comparative approach has been successfully applied in recent years; the third part offers an analytical review of conceptual and methodological issues; and the last section proposes a roadmap for future research.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication


Author: Wolfgang Donsbach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118789237

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 2673

This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online

Journalism in Context

Practice and Theory for the Digital Age


Author: Angela Phillips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136279601

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 850

Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in turn what their audiences do with it. Using examples from across the world, as well as from her own research, Angela Phillips uses them to explain complex theoretical concepts. She invites readers to consider how news is influenced by the culture from which it emerges, as well as the way it is paid for and how different countries have approached the problem of ensuring that democracy is served by its media, rather than being undermined by it. Journalism has always been an early adopter of new technologies and the most recent changes are examined in the light of a history in which, although platforms keep on changing, journalism always survives. The questions raised here are important for all students of journalism and all those who believe that journalism matters.

Mediated Scandals

Gründe, Genese und Folgeeffekte von medialer Skandalberichterstattung


Author: Mark Ludwig,Thomas Schierl,Christian von Sikorski

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 3869622032

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 3853

In jüngerer Zeit ist eine Zunahme der medialen Berichterstattung über Skandale zu beobachten. Die begleitenden zahlreichen, teilweise aufgeheizten Debatten um die Art und Weise der medialen Skandalberichterstattung – erinnert sei etwa an die Fälle Strauss-Kahn, Wulff, Kachelmann oder Hoeneß – haben gezeigt, dass Skandale ein gesellschaftlich virulentes, jedoch nicht einfach zu greifendes Phänomen darstellen. Skandalberichterstattung kann sich einerseits als gesellschaftlich hochrelevant erweisen, als mit ihr auf Missstände, Werte- oder Normverletzungen aufmerksam gemacht und Diskurse über grundlegende Werte und Normen in Gang gesetzt werden können. Andererseits kann eine Häufung von Skandalberichten sowie eine Zuspitzung und Personalisierung in der journalistischen Aufbereitung von Skandalen gleichfalls zu unerwünschten Auswirkungen auf Einzelpersonen (wie zum Beispiel nicht gerechtfertigte Reputationsschäden) und möglicherweise auch zu negativen gesellschaftlichen Effekten (wie zum Beispiel Vertrauensverluste in die Arbeit von Medien, Politik und anderer gesellschaftliche Teilbereiche) führen. Vor diesem Hintergrund werden im vorliegenden Themenband grundlegende Aspekte der Thematik sowie aktuelle Studien und Sichtaufweisen auf die Thematik aus kommunikationswissenschaftlicher Perspektive vorgestellt. Der Band setzt seinen Schwerpunkt auf die bisher in der Forschung eher wenig beachteten Effekte von Skandalberichterstattung sowie deren Gründe und Genese.

Recognition and the Media


Author: R. Maia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731043X

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 8726

This collection examines Axel Honneth's theory of recognition and the crucial role played by the media in struggles for recognition. It brings together debates on controversial aspects of Honneth's work and a set of intriguing empirical studies including with slum-dwelling adolescents, leprosy patients and women exposed to child labor exploitation

From Media Systems to Media Cultures

Understanding Socialist Television


Author: Sabina Mihelj,Simon Huxtable

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108422608

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 4797

Proposes an original framework for comparative media research, and uses it to provide fascinating insights into television under communist rule.

Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective

Politics, Economy and Culture


Author: Dr John Downey,Dr Sabina Mihelj

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409476707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 8490

Appearing more than twenty years after the revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe, this book could not have come at a more appropriate time; a time to take stock not only of the changes but also the continuities in media systems of the region since 1989. To what extent are media institutions still controlled by political forces? To what extent are media markets operating in Central and Eastern Europe? Do media systems in Central and Eastern Europe resemble media systems in other parts of Europe? The answers to these questions are not the same for each country in the region. Their experience is not homogeneous. An international line up of distinguished experts and emerging scholars methodically examine the different economic, political, cultural, and transnational factors affecting developments in media systems across Central and Eastern Europe. Whereas earlier works in the media system tradition have, in the main, adopted the political framework of comparative politics, the authors argue that media systems are also cultural and economic institutions and there are other critical variables that might explain certain outcomes better. Topics discussed range from political economy to gender inequality to the study of ethno-cultural diversity. This unmatched volume gives you the unique opportunity to study the growing field of comparative media analysis across Eastern and Western Europe. A valuable resource that goes beyond the field of media and cultural analysis which media scholars as well as to area specialists should not go without!