Communication Studies

The SAGE Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law

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Guide to key issues in mass media ethics and law
Description

The SAGE Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law is a two-volume, issues-based reference set that surveys varied views on many of the most contentious issues involving mass media ethics and the law. Divided into six thematic sections covering information from contrasting ethical responsibility and legal rights for both speech and press, newsgathering and access, and privacy to libelous reporting, business considerations, and changing rules with social media and the Internet, the information in this guide is relevant to a variety of audiences. This guide specifically focuses on matters that are likely to be regular front-page headlines concerning topics such as technological threats to privacy, sensationalism in media coverage of high-profile trials, cameras in the courtroom, use of confidential sources, national security concerns and the press, digital duplication and deception, rights of celebrities, plagiarism, and more. Collectively, this guide assesses key contentious issues and legal precedents, noting current ethical and legal trends and likely future directions.

Features:

• Six thematic sections consist of approximately a dozen chapters each written by eminent scholars and practitioners active in the field.

• Sections open with a general Introduction by the volume editors and conclude with a wrap-up “Outlook” section to highlight likely future trends.

• Chapters follow a common organizational outline of a brief overview of the issue at hand, historical background and precedent, and presentation of various perspectives (pro, con, mixed) to the issue.

• “See also” cross references guide readers to related chapters and references and further readings guide users to more in-depth resources for follow-up. This reference guide is an excellent source for the general public, students, and researchers who are interested in expanding their knowledge in mass media and the ethics and law surrounding it.

Edited by William A. Babcock & William H. Freivogel.

 

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SAGE Handbook of Television Studies

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Handbook of television studies
Television studies
Description

Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this Handbook engages perennial questions that have been posed by and of television studies: Who runs TV? Who makes TV? What is on TV? And who is the audience to TV? The specific headings that divide the volume cover ownership and regulation, makers and making, cultural forms, and audiences, reception and consumption.

Separate chapters are dedicated to individually examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section examines the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption. Edited by Manuel Alvarado, Milly Buonanno, Herman Gray & Toby Miller.

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Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Social Consequences of ICTs

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New media: social shaping and social consequences of ICTs
New media
Description

In social research the term "new media" has a long history, having been used since the 1960s and 1970s by investigators studying the forms, uses and implications of information and communication technologies (ICTs). But, behind the usual meaning of gadgets and trends lie multilayered relationships among economic, political, behavioural, cultural and institutional as well as technological phenomena. This Handbook sets out boundaries of new media research and scholarship and provides a definitive statement of the current state-of-the-art of the field. Covering major problem areas of research, the Handbook of New Media includes an introductory essay by the editors and a concluding essay by Ron Rice. This volume attempts to identify major research areas where substantial or influential work has already been done, and to suggest parallel themes or concerns that have surfaced within and among them. Each chapter, written by an internationally renowned scholar, provides a review of the most significant social research findings and insights. Edited by Leah A. Lievrouw & Sonia Livingstone.

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Encyclopedia of Media Violence

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The Encyclopedia of Media Violence provides a comprehensive look at the relationship between media exposure and violent outcomes, whether they are affective, cognitive or behavioral. This encyclopedia approaches media violence as it relates to individual media, including television, rap music and video games, as well as how it relates broadly within the fields of psychology, sociology and communication. The 134 entries examine theory, research and debates as they relate to the topic in an accessible, jargon-free manner to help readers better understand questions from varied perspectives. Ed. by Matthew S. Eastin.

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Sysomos MAP

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sysamos
sysemos
Description

Sysomos MAP is a social media search engine that contains analytics for twitter, facebook, youtube as well as blogs and news websites. Search for tweets or posts by demographic group or geography. Analyze content sentiment and create basic visualizations of social media data.

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Type
Search Engine
Text Collection
Coverage
Rolling coverage dates. Twitter data goes back 1 year, everything else goes back 2 years.
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Encyclopedia of Deception

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Lying & Deception
Description

The Encyclopedia of Deception examines lying from multiple perspectives drawn from the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, business, political science, cultural anthropology, moral philosophy, theology, law, family studies, evolutionary biology, philosophy, and more. From the “little white lie,” to lying on a resume, to the grandiose lies of presidents, this two-volume reference explores the phenomenon of lying in a multidisciplinary context to elucidate this common aspect of our daily lives. Not only a cultural phenomenon historically, lying is a frequent occurrence in our everyday lives. Research shows that we are likely to lie or intentionally deceive others several times a day or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes.

Key Features

  • More than 360 authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes, which are available in both print and electronic formats.
  • Entries are written in a clear and accessible style that invites readers to explore and reflect on the use of lying and self-deception.
  • Each article concludes with cross references to related entries and further readings.
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Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

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Encyclopedia of Social Media & Politics
Description

The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change.  It reflects the changing landscape of politics where old modes and methods of political communication from elites to the masses (top down) and from the masses to elites (bottom up) are being displaced rapidly by social media, and where activists are building new movements and protests using social media to alter mainstream political agendas.

Key Features This three-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia set includes 600 short essays  that explore social media's impact on politics, such as “Activists and Activism,” “Issues and Social Media,” “Politics and Social Media,” and “Popular Uprisings and Protest.”  It includes a detailed appendix with material  tracking and illustrating social media usage by U.S. Senators and Congressmen. This encyclopediacovers how the changes in social networking through social media are affecting politics, both in the United States and in selected countries or regions around the world.

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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

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The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

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Sage Video: Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

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Alternative Titles
Media Communication and Cultural Studies
Description

Collection of videos from Sage Publishing, in streaming format: Media, Communication & Cultural Studies.  Includes tutorials, interviews and documentaries.  Topics include popular culture, New Media, journalism and advertising.  Presents research methods for media studies, communications and cultural studies.  

Links to recommended readings in Sage Research Methods.

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Chinese Newspapers Collection, 1832-1953

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection, PQHN, CNC, Historical Chinese Newspapers
Description

Searchable access to the backfiles of 12 English language newspapers, published in China during the period from 1832-1953. Each newspaper is reproduced with full page images, digitized from microfilm. The titles in this collection are listed below and may be searched in combination with the other ProQuest Historical Newspaper titles. These titles may also be searched as part of the ProQuest News & Current Events collection, which brings together current and historical newspaper content.

  • North China Herald (1850-1941)
  • Canton Times (1919-1920)
  • China Critic (1939-1946)
  • The China Press (1925-1938)
  • China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
  • Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
  • Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
  • Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
  • Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
  • Peking Leader (1918-1919
  • Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
  • Shanghai Times (1914-1921)
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Newspaper(s)
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