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Social Scientists Meet the Media

Social Scientists Meet the Media Author Alan Bryman
ISBN-10 9781134891832
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 248
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"Part chronicle, part analysis and part advice manual, Social Scientists Meets the Media combines the thoughts of academics and media people to produce a vivid and valuable series of accounts that will prove of service to all academics seeking a wider audience but wary of the terra incognita they face in finding one" Ellis Cashmore, Staffordshire University Social Scientists know they are in a dilemma: their work may fall prey to sensationalism, but at the same time they don't want to be overlooked. Social Scientists Meet the Media collects the experiences of academics who have sought to publicize their research. It contains personal accounts from social scientists with extensive media contact and representatives from radio, television and the press. Based on these often humorous and sometimes chastening accounts, the editors suggest ways to achieve a more fruitful relationship between social scientists and the media.

Language and Education

Language and Education Author British Association for Applied Linguistics. Meeting
ISBN-10 1853593702
Release 1996
Pages 121
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The papers in this collection discuss educational/applied linguistics discourse, language policy and education, professional culture in language education, and learner language in educational settings.

Media Bias in Reporting Social Research

Media Bias in Reporting Social Research Author Martyn Hammersley
ISBN-10 9781134192687
Release 2007-01-24
Pages 224
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In recent years, the importance of disseminating the findings of social research has been given increased emphasis. The most effective way in which this can be done is via the mass media. However, there are frequent complaints that media coverage of social and educational research is very limited and often distorted. Through a detailed analysis of a particular case about ethnic inequalities in educational achievement, this book examines some of the processes involved in the reporting of research findings, and their implications for judgements about media distortion and bias. This volume is relevant to many fields, including education, media studies, cultural studies, sociology and social policy.

Television and Common Knowledge

Television and Common Knowledge Author Jostein Gripstrud
ISBN-10 9781134658046
Release 2002-01-22
Pages 224
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Television and Common Knowledge considers how television is and can be a vehicle for well-informed citizenship in a fragmented modern society. Grouped into thematic sections, contributors first examine how common knowledge is assumed and produced across the huge social, cultural and geographical gulfs that characterise modern society, and investigate the role of television as the primary medium for the production and dissemination of knowledge. Later contributions concentrate on specific tv genres such as news, documentary, political discussions, and popular science programmes, considering the changing ways in which they attempt to inform audiences, and how they are actually made meaningful by viewers.

Mediating social science

Mediating social science Author Natalie Fenton
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105022847185
Release 1998
Pages 182
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Social scientists have made a huge contribution to understanding the media. But what is the interface between social scientists and the media? How does social science come over in news and current affairs in both the print and broadcast media? Mediating Social Science provides an accessible and authoritative guide to understanding the interaction between social science and the media. The authors examine media production, the nature of media texts, the role of new sources, the general social and political context of mass communication, and the ways in which media outputs are assimilated by audiences. They explore a number of applied areas: the interaction between journalists and social scientists; publicity-seeking activities of universities, research institutes, and government departments; the attempts of individual social scientists to gain notice; the social policy environment surrounding social scientific research and its dissemination; pressures from funders; and the public understanding of social science in the news. Mediating Social Science will be required reading for students of sociology, cultural studies, communication, and media studies.

Researching New Religious Movements

Researching New Religious Movements Author Elisabeth Arweck
ISBN-10 9781134472468
Release 2004-08-02
Pages 464
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New religious movements such as the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are now well established in mainstream cultural consciousness. But responses to these 'cult' groups still tend to be overwhelmingly negative, characterized by the furious reactions that they evoke from majority interests. Modern societies need to learn how best to respond to such movements, and how to interpret their benefits and dangers. Researching New Religious Movements provides a cutting-edge analysis of the controversy around new religions in America and Europe today. Drawing on original fieldwork, it explores the battles between the recruiting factions of groups like the Moonies, and the anti-cult movements and Church societies that have mobilized to oppose these. It considers academic and media interventions on both sides, placing special emphasis on the problems of objectivity inherent in the language of 'sects', 'abduction' and 'brainwashing'. Ideal for students, researchers and professionals, this provocative and much-needed book takes the debate over new religious movements to a newly sophisticated level.

Escape from the Ivory Tower

Escape from the Ivory Tower Author Nancy Baron
ISBN-10 1597269654
Release 2010-08-13
Pages 272
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Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists, journalists and public policymakers come from different cultures. They follow different sets of rules, pursue different goals, and speak their own language. To effectively reach journalists and public officials, scientists need to learn new skills and rules of engagement. No matter what your specialty, the keys to success are clear thinking, knowing what you want to say, understanding your audience, and using everyday language to get your main points across. In this practical and entertaining guide to communicating science, Baron explains how to engage your audience and explain why a particular finding matters. She explores how to ace your interview, promote a paper, enter the political fray, and use new media to connect with your audience. The book includes advice from journalists, decision makers, new media experts, bloggers and some of the thousands of scientists who have participated in her communication workshops. Many of the researchers she has worked with have gone on to become well-known spokespeople for science-related issues. Baron and her protégées describe the risks and rewards of “speaking up,” how to deal with criticism, and the link between communications and leadership. The final chapter, ‘Leading the Way’ offers guidance to scientists who want to become agents of change and make your science matter. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran looking to hone your skills, Escape From the Ivory Tower can help make your science understood, appreciated and perhaps acted upon.

The Psychologist

The Psychologist Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015051508326
Release 1994
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The Psychologist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Psychologist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Psychologist book for free.

Public Understanding of Science

Public Understanding of Science Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P01055171P
Release 2008
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Public Understanding of Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Public Understanding of Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Public Understanding of Science book for free.

The New Handshake

The New Handshake Author Joan C. Curtis
ISBN-10 9780313382710
Release 2010
Pages 204
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This book offers an up-to-date and definitive explanation of how to build relationships via social media in the sales process and is a guide to encouraging sales people to embrace these revolutionary techniques. * Enlightening case studies of the use of social media in sales, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging, and social bookmarking * Written with the input of contributing experts in the field of social networking, sales, communication, and consumer purchasing behavior * Includes ten ways to boost ROI using the "New Handshake" methods * Illustrations depicting the Tannebaum and Schmidt decision-making model, as well as screenshots from blogs, Constant Contact, Delicious, Digg, and LinkedIn * A complete bibliography serves as a handy resource guide

Handbook of public communication of science and technology

Handbook of public communication of science and technology Author Massimiano Bucchi
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080900635
Release 2008-05
Pages 263
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Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of 'public communication of science and technology', from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional perspectives involved, itnbsp;presents the findings of earlier research and the conclusions previously drawn. Unlike most existing books on this topic, this unique volume couples an overview of the practical problems faced by practitioners with a thorough review of relevant literature and research.Thenbsp;practical handbook formatnbsp;ensures itnbsp;is a student-friendly resource, but its breadth of scope and impressive contributors means that it is alsonbsp;ideal fornbsp;practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the contributions of different disciplines (media and journalism studies, sociology andnbsp;history of science), the perspectives of different geographical and cultural contexts, and by selecting key contributions from appropriate and well-respected authors, this original text provides an interdisciplinary as well as a global approach tonbsp;public communication of science and technology.

Journal of Economic Literature

Journal of Economic Literature Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822020564852
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Journal of Economic Literature has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Journal of Economic Literature also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Journal of Economic Literature book for free.

Castells and the Media

Castells and the Media Author Philip N. Howard
ISBN-10 9780745637679
Release 2013-04-24
Pages 154
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One of the most prolific and respected scholars today, Manuel Castells has given us a new language for understanding the impact of information and communication technologies on social life. Politicians can no longer run for office without a digital media strategy, new communication technologies are a fundamental infrastructure for the economy, and the internet has become an invaluable tool for cultural production and consumption. Yet as more of our political, economic, and cultural interaction occurs over digital media, the ability to create and manipulate both content and networks becomes real power. Castells and the Media introduces a great thinker, presents original theories about the network society, and encourages readers to use these theories to help them understand the importance of digital media and social networks in their own lives.


Meltdown Author Patrick J. Michaels
ISBN-10 1930865791
Release 2005
Pages 271
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Why do scientists so often offer dire predictions about the future of the environment? In Meltdown, climatologist Patrick Michaels argues that the way we do science today creates a culture of exaggeration and a political comunity that then takes credit for having saved us from certain doom.

Crime the media and the law

Crime  the media  and the law Author Dennis Howitt
ISBN-10 0471969052
Release 1998-05-05
Pages 233
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The relationship between crime and its representation in the mass media has long been a source of great concern to the general public. Anxieties about the criminogenic properties of the media, particularly in regard to young people, have increasingly influenced media policy and legislation debates. This book looks at the role of the mass media in legal and criminal processes. Along with discussing the impact of the media on specific crimes such as juvenile offenses and hate crimes, the book also explores the media's tendency to engender "moral panics" in society and encourage urgent and massive response from the justice system.

Common sense

Common sense Author Lisa Holderman
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131688165
Release 2008-03-28
Pages 301
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This anthology examines the constructions of intelligence and intellectuality in popular television and the social/cultural implications of those constructions. It considers the complexity of popular television images, the influences of these images as they both verify and vilify intelligence, and explores the representations of intelligence on television by looking at a variety of TV genres and through a range of theoretical perspectives and methods.

Media and Their Publics

Media and Their Publics Author Michael Higgins
ISBN-10 0335219306
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 175
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The public is so central to discussions of the role of broadcasting in civil society that it often passes without comment. This work offers a critical insight into this key component of media policy and practice. It covers areas such as techniques of political interview and political discussion programmes.