ABSTRACT

Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies. It combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to provide an interdisciplinary and truly global perspective that reflects the trends, theories and issues in current media and communication research.

The collection raises significant questions about the study of the media by challenging approaches to major media and societal issues, and analyses in more depth the range of concerns that shape both the present and the future media landscape and the issues these can create for communication. It also investigates the main effects of technological developments on the domain of the news media and journalism.

Divided into two main sections, Part I provides accounts of the role of the media in society, and deals with agendas that affect the field of communications studies. Part II goes on to examine the world of new media and offers analyses on the developments of the 21st century. Chapters deal with various dimensions of media from a number of different perspectives and socio-political contexts, covering a wide range of topics including Social Networking, Political Communication, Public Journalism, Global Infotainment and Consumer Culture.

Media Perspectives for the 21st Century will be highly useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers and academics, in the fields of media and communication studies, mass communication, journalism and new media.

chapter |18 pages

Introduction: Media perspectives for the 21st century

ByStylianos Papathanassopoulos

part |96 pages

Media in the Contemporary Age

chapter |14 pages

The Transformation of Political Communication

ByRalph Negrine, Stylianos Papathanassopoulos

chapter |15 pages

Infotainment Inc.: The Ascent of a Global Ideology

ByDaya Kishan Thussu

chapter |17 pages

Emotions in the Media and the Mediatization of Traumas

ByNicolas Demertzis

chapter |15 pages

Media, Migrations and Transnational Cultures

ByTristan Mattelart

part |126 pages

Communication in the Digital Era

chapter |20 pages

From Mass to Networked Communication

ByGustavo Cardoso

chapter |12 pages

Media Life

ByMark Deuze

chapter |25 pages

How Does the Internet Change Journalistic Investigation and How Should Communication Science Deal with this Issue?

A Multimethod Approach for Researching Journalists' Investigative Work in Tv, Radio, Printed Press and Online Media
ByMarcel Machill, Markus Beiler

chapter |21 pages

Philosophical Linkages between Public Journalism and Citizen Journalism 1

ByLinda Steiner, Jessica Roberts

chapter |19 pages

Toward a New(er) Sociability: Uses, Gratifications and Social Capital on Facebook

ByZizi Papacharissi, Andrew Mendelson