Members\' books

Audience Transformations: Shifting Audience Positions in Late Modernity

Edited by Nico Carpentier, Kim Christian Schrøder, Lawrie Hallett

The concept of the audience is changing. In the twenty-first century there are novel configurations of user practices and technological capabilities that are altering the way we understand and trust media organizations and representations, how we participate in society, and how we construct our social relations.

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Media Regulators in Europe: A Cross-Country Comparative Analysis

Edited by Helena Sousa, Wolfgang Trützschler, Joaquim Fidalgo and Mariana Lameiras

This publication aims at gathering and analyzing information about media regulators in a particular part of the world: Western Europe. Although there is quite a lot of data available (mostly online and in different languages), we’re attempting to organize a coherent and hopefully useful document for regulators, politicians, academics and citizens concerned with the symbolic environment.

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Communication and Human Rights

Edited by Aimée Vega Montiel

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Communication and Human Rights / Comunicación y derechos humanos was the theme of IAMCR's 2009 Conference in Mexico City. This bilingual (English & Spanish) book is a collection drawn from the conference held at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). It features thoughtful and expert discussions of a wide range of issues related to communication and human rights.

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The Global Journalist in the 21st Century

Edited by David H. Weaver and Lars Willnat

The Global Journalist in the 21st Century systematically assesses the demographics, education, socialization, professional attitudes and working conditions of journalists in various countries around the world. This book updates the original Global Journalist (1998) volume with new data, adding more than a dozen countries, and provides material on comparative research about journalists that will be useful to those interested in doing their own studies.

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Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

Editors: Ulla Carlsson, Sherri Hope Culver

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The UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) is based on an initiative from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). This Network was created in line with UNESCO’s mission and objectives, as well as the mandate of UNAOC, to serve as a catalyst and facilitator helping to give impetus to innovative projects aimed at reducing polarization among nations and cultures through mutual partnerships.

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Media Interventions

Edited by Kevin Howley

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This collection of essays, the first book-length treatment of its kind, explicates the concept of “media interventions” defined as activities and projects that secure, exercise, challenge or acquire media power for tactical and strategic action.

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Deliberation, the Media and Political Talk

Rousiley C. Maia

In recent years democratic theory has taken a deliberative turn and one central question that needs to be answered is how to connect face-to-face conversations and deliberations in particular forums to broader discussions in the larger society. Working within the cutting edges of deliberative theories, this book surveys the role of the mass media in the deliberative system and investigates, through a set of empirical cases, a range of key problems in the media arena: the interplay between arguing and strategic maneuvering; public demands for accountability; emotional appeal for deliberation; tensions between agonistic and diplomatic deliberation; and the public construction of general claims.

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Mediation and Protest Movements

Edited by Bart Cammaerts, Alice Mattoni, and Patrick McCurdy

Over the past year, international and national media have been full of stories about protest movements and tumultuous social upheaval from Tunisia to California. But scholars have not yet fully addressed the connection between these movements and the media and communication channels through which their messages spread. Correcting that imbalance, Mediation and Protest Movements explores the nature of the relationship between protest movements, media representation, and communication strategies and tactics.

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Producing the Internet: Critical Perspectives of Social Media

Tobias Olsson, editor

Should contemporary media culture be understood as a culture that offers unprecedented freedom for producing participators – so-called “produsers”? Or should it rather be understood as a culture in which various forms of user participation in fact are conditioned, or even manufactured, by organized, professional producers?

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Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society

Edited by Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz and Patrick McCurdy
 
This book results from a project that started with two 'Special Sessions' at IAMCR Conference 2011 in Istanbul. A number of active IAMCR members have been involved in it. A book launch event at IAMCR 2013 in Dublin will celebrate the completion of this 2-year journey.

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