The Hybrid Media System

Politics and Power

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Author: Andrew Chadwick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190696737

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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New communication technologies have reshaped media and politics. But who are the new power players? The Hybrid Media System is a sweeping new theory of how political communication now works. Politics is increasingly defined by organizations, groups, and individuals who are best able to blend older and newer media logics, in what Chadwick terms a hybrid system. From American presidential campaigns to WikiLeaks, from live prime ministerial debates to hotly contested political scandals, from the daily practices of journalists and campaign workers to the struggles of new activist organizations, the clash of media logics causes chaos and disintegration but also surprising new patterns of order and integration. The updated second edition features a new preface and an extensive new chapter applying the conceptual framework to the extraordinary 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, the rise of Donald Trump, and the anti-Trump resistance protests.

Tweeting to Power

The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

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Author: Jason Gainous,Kevin M. Wagner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199350639

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Online social media are changing the face of politics in the United States. Beginning with a strong theoretical foundation grounded in political, communications and psychology literature, Tweeting to Power examines the effect of online social media on how people come to learn, understand and engage in politics. Gainous and Wagner propose that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter offer the opportunity for a new information flow that is no longer being structured and limited by the popular media. Television and newspapers, which were traditionally the sole or primary gatekeeper, can no longer limit or govern what information is exchanged. By lowering the cost of both supplying the information and obtaining it, social networking applications have recreated how, when and where people are informed. To establish this premise, Gainous and Wagner analyze multiple datasets, quantitative and qualitative, exploring and measuring the use of social media by voters and citizens as well as the strategies and approaches adopted by politicians and elected officials. They illustrate how these new and growing online communities are new forums for the exchange of information that is governed by relationships formed and maintained outside traditional media. Using empirical measures, they prove both how candidates utilize Twitter to shape the information voters rely upon and how effective this effort was at garnering votes in the 2010 congressional elections. With both theory and data, Gainous and Wagner show how the social media revolution is creating a new paradigm for political communication and shifting the very foundation of the political process.

Affective Publics

Sentiment, Technology, and Politics

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Author: Zizi Papacharissi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190243031

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Over the past few decades, we have witnessed the growth of movements using digital means to connect with broader interest groups and express their points of view. These movements emerge out of distinct contexts and yield different outcomes, but tend to share one thing in common: online and offline solidarity shaped around the public display of emotion. Social media facilitate feelings of engagement, in ways that frequently make people feel re-energized about politics. In doing so, media do not make or break revolutions but they do lend emerging, storytelling publics their own means for feeling their way into events, frequently by making those involved a part of the developing story. Technologies network us but it is our stories that connect us to each other, making us feel close to some and distancing us from others. Affective Publics explores how storytelling practices facilitate engagement among movements tuning into a current issue or event by employing three case studies: Arab Spring movements, various iterations of Occupy, and everyday casual political expressions as traced through the archives of trending topics on Twitter. It traces how affective publics materialize and disband around connective conduits of sentiment every day and find their voice through the soft structures of feeling sustained by societies. Using original quantitative and qualitative data, Affective Publics demonstrates, in this groundbreaking analysis, that it is through these soft structures that affective publics connect, disrupt, and feel their way into everyday politics.

Expect Us

Online Communities and Political Mobilization

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Author: Jessica L. Beyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199330786

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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People use online social forums for all sorts of reasons, including political conversations, regardless of the site's main purpose. But what leads some of these people to take their online political activity into the offline world of activism? In Expect Us, Jessica L. Beyer looks at political consciousness and action in four communities, each born out of chaotic online social spaces that millions of individuals enter, spend time in, and exit moment by moment: Anonymous (4chan), IGN, World of Warcraft, and The Pirate Bay. None of these sites began as places for political organization per se, but visitors to each have used them as places for political engagement to one degree or another. Beyer explains the puzzling emergence of political engagement in these disparate social spaces and offers reasons for their varied capacity to generate political activism. Her comparative ethnography of these four online communities demonstrates that the technological organization of space itself has a strong role in determining the possibility of political mobilization. Overall, she shows that political mobilization rises when a site provides high levels of anonymity, low levels of formal regulation, and minimal access to small-group interaction. Furthermore, her findings reveal that young people are more politically involved than much of the civic engagement literature suggests. Expect Us offers surprising and compelling insights for anyone interested in understanding which factors and online environments lead to the greatest amount of impact offline.

Digital Mosaic

Media, Power, and Identity in Canada

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Author: David Taras

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442608897

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Digital Media has transformed the way Canadians socialize and interact, conduct business, experience culture, fight political battles, and acquire knowledge. Traditional media, including newspapers and conventional TV networks, remain the primary link to Canada's political sphere but are under concerted attack. YouTube, blogs, online broadcasting, Facebook, and Twitter have opened new and exciting avenues of expression but offer little of the same "nation-building glue" as traditional media. Consequently, Canada is experiencing a number of overlapping crises simultaneously: a crisis in news and journalism, threats to the survival of the media system as a whole, and a decline in citizen engagement. In Digital Mosaic, David Taras both embraces and challenges new media by arguing that these coinciding crises bring exciting opportunities as well as considerable dangers to democratic life and citizen engagement in Canada.

Urban Planning

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Author: Tüzin Baycan Levent

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

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'This volume is indicative of the multi-dimensionality of the urban planning profession. It contains some of the most outstanding and ground breaking works that have been produced by some of the greatest thinkers in all the major fields of urban planning over the past half century.' - Hermanus S. Geyer, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa with the global expansion of urbanization there is a need to ensure that cities develop in a way that allows all residents to benefit from urban life. This volume contains a collection of classic and more recent papers that provide insight into the problems encountered in urbanization and the ways in which planning has evolved to meet the resultant challenges. It is broad in its coverage, and its content includes both theoretical and applied contributions as well as looking at urban planning issues in the developing as well as the developed world.

Magazines for Libraries

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Author: Cheryl Laguardia,Bill Katz,Linda Sternberg Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600300967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1101

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Principles of Electronic Media

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Author: William R. Davie,Jim Upshaw

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205449750

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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The professional broadcasting experience of this talented author team offers students considering careers in television, radio, or the Web a firm grounding in the field. Students will gain a basic understanding of the history and technical foundations of electronic media as well as the daily business realities and likely future challenges facing today's media professionals. Throughout the main text and in the stand-out "ProTalk" boxes, students meet industry leaders and visionaries who chart the future of electronic media. The authors' accessible and engaging writing style fosters understanding and encourages critical thinking on the complex issues that surround the way our culture interacts with the broadcasting media. New to this Second EditionNEW 4-color design! The first four-color book in this market gives this high-tech and very vibrant industry the visual appeal it deserves in a textbook. The new "Sidebar" feature unifies boxed material that covers a broad range of valuable material, from industry statistics and organizational charts, to media conglomerates and technological advances. Updated "ProTalk" boxes introduce readers to emerging and established industry leaders in radio, television and Web broadcasting Enhanced coverage of media professionals of diverse backgrounds, such as Native American, African American and Asian American, provide students with an accurate reflection of the broadcasting industry today. New and timely coverage of current events throughout every chapter, including discussions of reporting in Iraq, the Democratic primary race, the 2004 presidential elections, highly publicized court cases, and corporate scandals, give students valuable insights into the realities of working in the industry. Entertainment coverage--from reality TV to specialized radio talk shows--has been updated throughout every chapter, bringing electronic media into the cultural world of students and energizing class discussions Part III: Electronic Media: A Broader View has been restructured to first introduce students to legal and ethical frameworks of the field, and then to the theories and research they will apply on the job. From there students are poised to understand and explore the highly regulated world of public broadcasting and, ultimately, electronic media's role and effects in the world.Praise for "Principles of Electronic Media" "The authors do more than survey the field of electronic media; they encourage students to envision and determine their potential roles within today's media landscape." "Antone J. Silvia, University of Rhode Island" ..".a textbook that could become a staple of students studying electronic media." "Kenneth A Fischer, Southern Illinois University"