News and Civil Society:The Contested Space of Civil Society in UK Media Jen Birks
News, Newspapers and Society in Early Modern Britain:
´In his beautifully balanced, clear and broad-ranging account of a fast-changing field, Paul Hodkinson has successfully brought together myriad perspectives with which to critically analyse today´s media culture and media society.´ ? Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Media & Communication, LSE Paul Hodkinson´s bestseller is back, once again exploring the concepts and complexities of the media in an accessible, balanced and engaging style. Additions to the Second Edition include: A new chapter on advertising and sponsorship Extensive revision and updating throughout all chapters New material on technologies, censorship, online news, fan cultures and representations of poverty Greater emphasis on and examples of digital, interactive and mobile media throughout Fully reworked chapter on media, community and difference Up-to-date examples covering everything from social media, contemporary advertising, news events and mobile technologies, to representations of class, ethnicity and gender. Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this Second Edition cements its reputation as the must-have text for any undergraduate student studying media, culture and society.
Fox News and American Politics:How One Channel Shapes American Politics and Society Dan Cassino
Good News Bible (GNB) Catholic Edition Bible:
What is the future of news? That question takes on greater urgency with each passing year, and has triggered no shortage of controversy among journalists, scholars, and the public - some warning of serious journalism´s imminent demise as traditional business models collapse, others anticipating its rebirth as networked citizens participate in the news process. What remains clear is that in our media shift from analog to digital, from one-way to increasingly many-to-many forms of communication, we need to rethink much of what we know about journalism - who produces it, under what conditions, and with what kind of impact in society. The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives attempts to bring some order to the cacophony of opinions about journalism´s future. Through contributions from seasoned journalists and expert academics, this book tries to synthesize the key trends, patterns, and practices that are reshaping news in the digital age. The Future of News outlines the promise and perils of today´s media environment, which features increased opportunities for citizen engagement through social networks and cheap digital tools as well as spiraling declines in news consumption and challenging conditions for professional journalists. This book doesn´t predict the future, but rather sets forth an agenda of observations and questions to guide our thinking in this new age of journalism. Maxwell McCombs is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Chair in Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, and is internationally recognized for his research on the agenda-setting role of mass communication. Amber Willard Hinsley, Kelly Kaufhold, and Seth C. Lewis are former journalists with years of experience at news organizations including the Los Angeles Times and the Miami Herald. Today they study the changing nature of news production and consumption as PhD students in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butler Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012439/bk_adbl_012439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?” Philip Yancey has been asking this all his life as a journalist. His perennial question is more relevant now than ever: in a 20-year span starting in the mid-‘90s, research shows that favorable opinions of Christianity have plummeted drastically - and opinions of Evangelicals have taken even deeper dives. The end of the politics-oriented Evangelicalism that was so dominant in the second half of the 20th century is a strong example that we are living in a post-Christian culture. Yet while the opinions about Christianity are dropping, interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect? Why are so many asking, ´´What’s so good about the ´´Good News?” Yancey’s writing has focused on the search for honest faith that makes a difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What’s So Amazing About Grace, he issued a call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behavior as they are in declaring their beliefs. But people inside and outside the church are still thirsty for grace. What the church lacked in its heyday is now exactly what it needs to recover to thrive. Grace can bring together Christianity and our post-Christian culture, inviting outsiders as well as insiders to take a deep second look at why our faith matters and about what could reignite its appeal to future generations. How can Christians offer grace in a way that is compelling to a jaded society? And how can they make a difference in a world that cries out in need? Yancey aims this audiobook at Christian listeners, showing them how Christians have lost respect, influence, and reputation in a newly post-Christian culture. ´´Why do they hate us so much?” mystified Americans ask about the rest of the world. A similar question applies to evangelicals in America. Yancey explores what may have contributed to hostility toward Evangelicals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henry O. Arnold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001529/bk_zond_001529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army´s conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman´s thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young. Upon its initial publication, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects soldiers, and of the societal implications of escalating violence. Now, Grossman has updated this classic work to include information on 21st-century military conflicts, recent trends in crime, suicide bombings, school shootings, and more. The result is a work certain to be relevant and important for decades to come.
This audiobook goes into amazing detail in explaining how the media depicts violence. It evaluates the news, movies, television shows, video games, and music. Through all these mediums, violence can by shown and used for one´s benefit. Violence continues to be prevalent in our society no matter what type of control measures regulatory bodies enforce. Can violence in our society be directly blamed on the media? Dive deep into this best seller to find out! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginger Cucolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030468/bk_acx0_030468_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.