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Mediating the Message in the 21st Century

Mediating the Message in the 21st Century Author Pamela J. Shoemaker
ISBN-10 9781135858285
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 308
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Hailed as one of the "most significant books of the twentieth century" by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Mediating the Message has long been an essential text for media effects scholars and students of media sociology. This new edition of the classic media sociology textbook now offers students a comprehensive, theoretical approach to media content in the twenty-first century, with an added focus on entertainment media and the Internet.



Mediating the Message

Mediating the Message Author Pamela J. Shoemaker
ISBN-10 0801312515
Release 1996-01
Pages 313
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This text provides a framework for evaluating and reviewing the factors that influence media content, or media sociology. It examines the influences on media content (the audience, media organizations, advertisers and government) and reviews past studies on mass media sociology.



Gatekeeping in Transition

Gatekeeping in Transition Author Timothy Vos
ISBN-10 9781317910510
Release 2015-06-08
Pages 278
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First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Deciding What s News

Deciding What s News Author Herbert J. Gans
ISBN-10 9780810122376
Release 1979
Pages 393
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"Herbert J. Gans is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University." --Book Jacket.



Race and Contention in Twenty First Century U S Media

Race and Contention in Twenty First Century U S  Media Author Jason A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781317385134
Release 2016-04-20
Pages 240
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This volume explores and clarifies the complex intersection of race and media in the contemporary United States. Due to the changing dynamics of how racial politics are played out in the contemporary US (as seen with debates of the "post-racial" society), as well as the changing dynamics of the media itself ("new vs. old" media debates), an interrogation of the role of the media and its various institutions within this area of social inquiry is necessary. Contributors contend that race in the United States is dynamic, connected to social, economic, and political structures which are continually altering themselves. The book seeks to highlight the contested space that the media provides for changing dimensions of race, examining the ways that various representations can both hinder or promote positive racial views, considering media in relation to other institutions, and moving beyond thinking of media as a passive and singular institution.



The Burden of Visual Truth

The Burden of Visual Truth Author Julianne Newton
ISBN-10 9781135665647
Release 2013-05-24
Pages 240
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As the visual component of contemporary media has overtaken the verbal, visual reportage has established a unique and extremely significant role in 21st-century culture. Julianne Newton has prepared this comprehensive analysis of the development of the role of visual reportage as a critical player in the evolution of our understanding of ourselves, others, and the world. The Burden of Visual Truth offers a first assessment of the role of visual journalism within the context of the complex, cross-disciplinary pool of literature and ideas required for synthesis. Newton approaches the subject matter from several perspectives, examining the theoretical and ideological bases for visual truth, particularly as conveyed by the news media, and applying relevant research on photojournalism and reality imagery to contemporary newspaper, broadcast, and internet professional practice. She extends visual communication theory by proposing an ecology of the visual for 21st century life and developing a typology of human visual behavior. Scholars in visual studies, media studies, journalism, nonverbal communication, cultural history, and psychology will find this analysis invaluable as a comprehensive base for studying reality imaging and human visual behavior. The volume also is appropriate for journalism and media studies coursework at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With its conclusions about the future of visual reportage, The Burden of Visual Truth also will be compelling reading for journalism and mass communication professionals concerned with improving media credibility and maintaining a significant course for journalism in the 21st century. For all who seek to understand the role of visual media in the formation of their views of the world and of their own identities, this volume is a must-read.



Mass Communication and American Social Thought

Mass Communication and American Social Thought Author John Durham Peters
ISBN-10 0742528391
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 530
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This anthology of hard-to-find primary documents provides a solid overview of the foundations of American media studies. Focusing on mass communication and society and how this research fits into larger patterns of social thought, this valuable collection features key texts covering the media studies traditions of the Chicago school, the effects tradition, the critical theory of the Frankfurt school, and mass society theory. Where possible, articles are reproduced in their entirety to preserve the historical flavor and texture of the original works. Topics include popular theater, yellow journalism, cinema, books, public relations, political and military propaganda, advertising, opinion polling, photography, the avant-garde, popular magazines, comics, the urban press, radio drama, soap opera, popular music, and television drama and news. This text is ideal for upper-level courses in mass communication and media theory, media and society, mass communication effects, and mass media history.



Gatekeeping Theory

Gatekeeping Theory Author Pamela J. Shoemaker
ISBN-10 9781135860592
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 184
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Gatekeeping is one of the media’s central roles in public life: people rely on mediators to transform information about billions of events into a manageable number of media messages. This process determines not only which information is selected, but also what the content and nature of messages, such as news, will be. Gatekeeping Theory describes the powerful process through which events are covered by the mass media, explaining how and why certain information either passes through gates or is closed off from media attention. This book is essential for understanding how even single, seemingly trivial gatekeeping decisions can come together to shape an audience’s view of the world, and illustrates what is at stake in the process.



Media Sociology

Media Sociology Author Silvio Waisbord
ISBN-10 9780745684079
Release 2014-06-13
Pages 120
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Where is sociology in contemporary media studies? How do sociological questions and arguments shape media analysis? These are the questions addressed in this timely collection on media sociology. Sociology was fundamental in defining the analytical boundaries of early media studies, from the study of news and communities to media effects and public opinion, in the first half of the last century. Since then, media sociology has experienced significant changes that have led to new theoretical questions and thematic priorities. This book aims to reassess the past and present relationship between media studies and sociology. With original contributions from leading scholars, Media Sociology: A Reappraisal examines the significance of sociology for the study of media economics, industries, news, audiences, journalism, and digital technologies, and the links between media and race, gender, and class. As a whole, this much-needed volume takes a retrospective view to trace the evolution of media sociology and assess current research directions.



Social Media Rules of Engagement

Social Media Rules of Engagement Author Nicole Matejic
ISBN-10 9780730322269
Release 2015-04-20
Pages 232
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Avoid becoming a #PRFail with a solid social media strategy Social Media Rules of Engagement guides you in the development of a bullet-proof social media strategy. You can manage any crisis effectively by having a plan before you actually need one—and by understanding and influencing your audience with military precision. This original, engaging, and informative text with case studies from the coalface offers you the tools you need to avoid scandal and media crises, and to learn how to leverage social media, big data, and influence in your communications strategies. Social media has established itself as a critical part of any external communications strategy—but the very nature of social media leads to crises that organisations are not always prepared to face. To execute an effective social media strategy, you need to build influence, while leveraging the data that supports a targeted approach. This innovative guide focuses on how to create a holistic social media strategy, and how to defend your organization from social media crisis. Develop a risk management strategy that protects your social media interactions around the clock Avoid common mistakes by reading case studies of business faux pas—and learning exactly what not to do in a crisis Cultivate influence both in the boardroom and on the information battlefield by defining your story and knowing your audience segments Leverage digital interactivity features to enrich the content in the book Social Media Rules of Engagement is an integral resource to guide your social strategy toward success.



Art School

Art School Author Steven Henry Madoff
ISBN-10 9780262134934
Release 2009
Pages 373
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Leading international artists and art educators consider the challenges of arteducation in today's dramatically changed art world.



Media and Society

Media and Society Author Michael O'Shaughnessy
ISBN-10 0195597249
Release 2016-09-28
Pages 560
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Media and Society explores the relationship between the media, their institutions and the world we live in, examining how they are connected and how society and the media affect each other. The book analyses representations of the world found in films, television, advertisements, news and online to understand the impact of the media in the contemporary world.The sixth edition explores several themes throughout the text, including the contradictory nature of the media and the psychological concerns of the media, to provide clear explanations of complex theories and ideas.New to this edition:New author, Sarah Casey brings experience in digital technologies and social media...New chapter 17 on Digital Television and Interactive Narratives exploring emerging and evolving narrative forms including streamed television and interactive gaming.New and updated case studies including:Self-representation in photographs-'selfies'Television, algorithmic culture and surveillanceUniversity and students - media, law and humourBanksy - street art, anonymity and culture jammingUnREAL and reality TVCelebrity "activism": celanthropy, the Half the Sky movement, and the need to be seen to "care"Star-celebrity profile: George and Amal Clooney, and the transmission of culture valuesUpdated examples to encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter, including:Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner at the Victoria's Secret runway show.Bruce Jenner coming out as transgender woman, Caitlyn Jenner.Jonathan Thurston sharing a moment of parental intimacy with his daughter during the celebration of the NRL grand final win.Kanye West and his Twitter appeal to Mark Zuckerberg to help him financially by investing a billion dollars in his novel business plans.



Measurement Theory in Action

Measurement Theory in Action Author Kenneth S. Shultz
ISBN-10 9781317970880
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 424
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This book helps readers apply testing and measurement theories. Featuring 22 self-standing modules, instructors can pick and choose the ones that are most appropriate for their course. Each module features an overview of a measurement issue and a step-by-step application of that theory. Best practices provide recommendations for ensuring the appropriate application of the theory. Practical questions help students assess their understanding of the topic while the examples allow them to apply the material using real data. Two cases in each module depict typical dilemmas faced when applying measurement theory followed by Questions to Ponder to encourage critical examination of the issues noted in the cases. Each module contains exercises some of which require no computer access while others involve the use of SPSS to solve the problem. The book’s website houses the accompanying data sets and more. The book also features suggested readings, a glossary of the key terms, and a continuing exercise that incorporates many of the steps in the development of a measure of typical performance. Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the field, the new edition also features: --A new co-author, Michael Zickar, who updated the advanced topics and added the new module on generalizability theory (Module 22). -Expanded coverage of reliability (Modules 5 & 6) and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (Modules 18 & 19) to help readers interpret results presented in journal articles. -Expanded Web Resources, Instructors will now find: suggested answers to the book’s questions and exercises; detailed worked solutions to the exercises; and PowerPoint slides. Students and instructors can access the SPSS data sets; additional exercises; the glossary; and website references that are helpful in understanding psychometric concepts. Part 1 provides an introduction to measurement theory and specs for scaling and testing and a review of statistics. Part 2 then progresses through practical issues related to text reliability, validation, meta-analysis and bias. Part 3 reviews practical issues related to text construction such as the development of measures of maximal performance, CTT item analysis, test scoring, developing measures of typical performance, and issues related to response styles and guessing. The book concludes with advanced topics such as multiple regression, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory (IRT), IRT applications including computer adaptive testing and differential item functioning, and generalizability theory. Ideal as a text for any psychometrics, testing and measurement, or multivariate statistics course taught in psychology, education, marketing and management, professional researchers in need of a quick refresher on applying measurement theory will also find this an invaluable reference.



Mediating with Families

Mediating with Families Author Linda Maureen Fisher
ISBN-10 0455229775
Release 2012
Pages 568
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This edition provides unique insights into the theory and practice of mediation in Australia. It considers the variety and diversity of family relationships, such as those between same-sex, de facto and married couples, parents and adolescents, extended family relationships, siblings and their elderly parents. It includes authoritative commentary on pre-mediation and mediation processes, discussion on child inclusive practice, mediation of financial and property matters, and family violence.



Education for Life and Work

Education for Life and Work Author Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills
ISBN-10 9780309256506
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 229
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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.



Improving Academic Achievement

Improving Academic Achievement Author Joshua Michael Aronson
ISBN-10 9780120644551
Release 2002
Pages 395
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Social psychological research has revealed much about how personal and interpersonal factors impact academic achievement. The research has been reported in several different outlets but has never before been condensed in an easy to read, engaging book, targeting the hot topics of coffee table debates. This book does just that, offering review chapters by the most influential researchers of today, written for an audience of educational and cognitive psychologists as well as school administrators, teachers, policy makers, and parents. Section one focuses on what motivates students, how self-esteem affects the learning process, the consequences of achievement goals, the effects of student attributions of success and failure, self-handicapping, methods of strategic learning, and how to successfully use one's intelligence. Section two discusses how the offering of rewards may affect achievement, how teacher expectations may affect student performance, the effects of stereotypes, feedback, and social rejection. There's also a discussion of effective means of turning at-risk students into scholars, and how students can successfully traverse transitions to middle school.



War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century

War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century Author Jay Winter
ISBN-10 0521794366
Release 2000-08-27
Pages 260
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Collaborative volume examining how wars have been remembered in Europe, America and the Middle East.