Aggregated news fills our social media feeds, our smartphone apps, and our e-mail inboxes. Much of the news that we consume originated elsewhere and has been reassembled, repackaged, and republished from other sources, but how is that news made? Is it a twenty-first-century digital adaptation of the traditional values and practices of journalistic and investigative reporting, or is it something different-shoddier, less scrupulous, more dangerous? Mark Coddington gives a vivid account of the work of aggregation-how such content is produced, what its values are, and how it fits into today´s changing journalistic profession. Aggregating the News presents an analysis built on observation and interviews of news aggregators in a variety of settings, exploring how aggregators weigh sources, reshape news narratives, and manage life on the fringes of journalism. Coddington finds that aggregation is defined by its derivative relationship to reporting, which colors it with a sense of inferiority. Aggregators strive to be seen as legitimate journalists, but they are constrained by commercial pressures, professional disapproval, and limited access to important forms of evidence. The first comprehensive treatment of news aggregation as a practice, Aggregating the News deepens our understanding of how news and knowledge are produced and consumed in the digital age. By centering aggregation, Coddington sheds new light on how journalistic authority and legitimacy are created-and the consequences when their foundations are eroded.
*_Breaking News_: Thriller, Politdrama und Familiensaga - hart, rasant und berührend. Tom Hagen, gefeierter Star unter den Krisenberichterstattern, ist nicht zimperlich, wenn es um eine gute Story geht. Die Länder des Nahen Ostens sind sein Spezialgebiet, seine Reportagen Berichte aus der Hölle. Doch in Afghanistan verlässt ihn sein Glück. Eine nächtliche Geiselbefreiung endet im Desaster. Hagens Ruf ist ruiniert, verzweifelt kämpft er um sein Comeback. Drei Jahre später bietet sich die Gelegenheit in Tel Aviv, als ihm Daten des israelischen Inlandgeheimdienstes zugespielt werden. Hagen ergreift die Chance - und setzt ungewollt eine tödliche Kettenreaktion in Gang... Breaking News ist ein mitreißender Thriller vor dem Hintergrund einer epischen Saga. Zwei Familien wandern Ende der zwanziger Jahre nach Palästina ein - in eine von Legenden, Kämpfen und Hoffnungen beherrschte neue Welt, wo Juden, Araber und britische Kolonialherren erbittert um die Vorherrschaft ringen. Bis in die Gegenwart, über Generationen hinweg, spiegeln und prägen beide Familien Israels atemlose Entwicklung. Als Hagen in der jungen Ärztin Yael Kahn eine unerwartete Verbündete findet, erkennt er, dass auch sein Schicksal eng mit der Geschichte des Landes verbunden ist. Doch mit Yael an seiner Seite gehen die Probleme erst richtig los.
The debate over the facts is in full swing. Many people do not merely invent facts, but also feel the need to spread them. The lies and fake news that serve the cause of populism is rightly appalling. Deliberate disinformation has become a means of controlling politics and public opinion. The purpose of this book is to oppose this up-and-coming phenomenon of ´´weak thought.´´ It is a passionate plea for a new Age of Enlightenment. Scientists tend to be much more skeptical about ´´truths´´. In the process of formulating evidenced-based reasoning, undisputed facts are not deliberately hidden, but put forwards for open debate. The free expression of opinion, a free press, and the freedom of research and teaching guarantee the discussion and debate needed to argue the factual evidence in a democracy. The effectiveness of education is an important issue to consider. Learning has always been a way to deal with uncertainty. An important aspect of education in our modern world is about preparing learners to deal with change. It is a kind of preparation for the insecurity of not knowing what is coming and an openness that threatens to withdraw the proven and the validated.
Ironically, as telecommunications technology-the embodiment of modernity-advances, bringing people in different nations into more direct contact during conflict situations, traditional cultural factors become increasingly important as differing ways of thinking and acting collide. The mass media can be seen as a factor in the creation of international conflict; they also, claim many scholars, are the key to control and resolution of those problems. Whichever side of the coin one chooses to look at-mass communication as cause or cure of conflict-there is no doubt that the news media are no longer peripheral players on the global scene; they are important participants whose organizational patterns of behavior, values, and motivations must be taken into account in understanding national and international conflict. In this volume, a distinguished group of authors explores the variety of ways the news media-newspapers, radio, and television-are involved in conflict situations. Conflicts between the United States and Iran, India and Pakistan, and the United States and China are examined, and national-level studies in Sri Lanka, Iran, Hong Kong, and the United States provide varied contexts in which the authors look at the complex interrelationships among government, news media, and the public in conflict situations.
´´This is what really happened… reported by a free press, to a free people…´´ Wes Shaw thought all he wanted was an office fling with The Golden Mail ´s star reporter. He didn´t anticipate falling in love with her. Now Julia Bancroft is the only woman he wants to build a future with, but when a gunman attacks Golden Mail offices, Wes loses his chance to tell Julia how he really feels. Julia Bancroft always knew an affair with her boss could cost her. She just didn´t know how much. The closer she gets to Wes, the closer to danger she gets. As the billionaire owner of San Francisco´s most important newspaper Wes has a target on his back and so does she. After a horrifying attack she´s forced to put her feelings on hold as she and Wes team up to hunt down a deranged shooter before he strikes again. With the threat intensifying, will they ever get their chance at forever before it´s too late? The Golden Mail Series Hot Off the Press - Book 1 Extra! Extra! - Book 2 Read All About It - Book 3 Stop the Press - Book 4 Breaking News - Book 5 This Just In - Book 6
It doesn´t take much familiarity with the news to see that the world has become a more hate-filled place. In Others, a group of writers explore the power of words to help us to see the world as others see it, and to reveal some of the strangeness of our own selves. Through stories, poems, memoirs and essays, we look at otherness in a variety of its forms, from the dividing lines of politics and the anonymising forces of city life, through the disputed identities of disability, gender and neurodiversity, to the catastrophic imbalances of power that stands in the way of social equality. Whether the theme is a casual act of racism or an everyday interaction with someone whose experience seems impossible to imagine, the collection challenges us to recognise our own otherness to those we would set apart as different. Profits from this book will be donated to Stop Hate UK, which works to raise awareness of hate crime and encourage its reporting, and Refugee Action, which provides advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Contributors include: Leila Aboulela, Gillian Allnutt, Damian Barr, Noam Chomsky, Rishi Dastidar, Peter Ho Davies, Louise Doughty, Salena Godden, Colin Grant, Sam Guglani, Matt Haig, Aamer Hussein, Anjali Joseph, A. L. Kennedy, Joanne Limburg, Rachel Mann, Tiffany Murray, Sara Novic, Edward Platt, Alex Preston, Tom Shakespeare, Kamila Shamsie, Will Storr, Preti Taneja and Marina Warner.
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Bullets are not sexy. They are not sexy. Armadillo - little armoured one. [Spanish] A teenage girl disappears from a small town in America where fifteen years earlier, another teenage girl was kidnapped. Now a woman, she watches the news. She reaches for her gun. She holds it close. Sarah Kosar´s new play is about the dangerous ways we make ourselves feel safe.
´The powerful story of a woman who was ahead of her time´ Mishal Husain, presenter at BBC World News, BBC Weekend News, BBC News at Six, Radio 4 A beautiful woman in winged eyeliner and a low-cut top lies on a bed urging her favourite cricketer to win the next match. In another post, she pouts at the camera from a hot tub. She posts a selfie with a cleric, wearing his cap at a jaunty angle. Her posts are viewed millions of times and the comments beneath them are full of hate. As her notoriety grows, the comments made about her on national talk shows are just as vitriolic. They call her Pakistan´s Kim Kardashian, they say she´ll do anything for attention. When she´s murdered, they´re transfixed by the footage of her body. Drawing on interviews and in-depth research, Sanam Maher pieces together Qandeel´s life from the village where she grew up in the backwaters of rural Pakistan, to her stint in a women´s shelter after escaping her marriage, to her incarnation as a social media sensation and the Muslim world´s most unlikely feminist icon.