Theories, Methods, Findings, Future

Author: Martin Löffelholz,David Weaver

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405153324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Global Journalism Research offers a diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches for studying journalists and journalism around the world. It charts the opportunities and challenges facing journalism research in an increasingly global field. Brings together an elite team of contributors to create a comprehensive overview of journalism research and its different approaches, methods, and paradigms around the world Examines the impact of developments in journalism that have resulted in it becoming an international phenomenon with global networks, no longer able to operate solely within national or cultural borders Considers the theoretical frameworks necessary for journalists to embrace recent economic, political, and cultural changes - impacting on our basic definitions of journalism Explores the issue of the increasingly blurring line between entertainment and news, as well as the formerly clear division between journalism, public relations and business communication Draws on examples of journalism research from Asia, Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, and North and Latin America
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Al-Waqidi's Kitab Al-Maghazi

Author: Rizwi Faizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136921141

Category: History

Page: 608

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Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Waqidi was a Muslim scholar, born in Medina in the 1st Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet. Translated into English for the first time, Rizwi Faizer makes available this key text to a new, English-speaking audience. It includes an "Introduction" authored jointly by Rizwi Faizer and Andrew Rippin and a carefully prepared index. The book deals with the events of the Prophet’s life from the time of his emigration from Mecca to his death, and is generally considered to be biographical. Bringing together events in the Prophet’s life with appropriate passages of Qur’an in a considered sequence, the author presents an interpretation of Islam that existed in his times. It includes citations from the Qur’ān, as well as poetry that appears to have been inspired by activities during his life. This English translation of a seminal text on the life of Muhammad is an invaluable addition to the existing literature, and will be of great significance to students and scholars in the field of Islamic studies, Islamic history, Medieval history and Arabic literature.
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Author: Steven C. Amstrup,Trent L. McDonald,Bryan F. J. Manly

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400837717

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Every day, biologists in parkas, raincoats, and rubber boots go into the field to capture and mark a variety of animal species. Back in the office, statisticians create analytical models for the field biologists' data. But many times, representatives of the two professions do not fully understand one another's roles. This book bridges this gap by helping biologists understand state-of-the-art statistical methods for analyzing capture-recapture data. In so doing, statisticians will also become more familiar with the design of field studies and with the real-life issues facing biologists. Reliable outcomes of capture-recapture studies are vital to answering key ecological questions. Is the population increasing or decreasing? Do more or fewer animals have a particular characteristic? In answering these questions, biologists cannot hope to capture and mark entire populations. And frequently, the populations change unpredictably during a study. Thus, increasingly sophisticated models have been employed to convert data into answers to ecological questions. This book, by experts in capture-recapture analysis, introduces the most up-to-date methods for data analysis while explaining the theory behind those methods. Thorough, concise, and portable, it will be immensely useful to biologists, biometricians, and statisticians, students in both fields, and anyone else engaged in the capture-recapture process.
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Bausteine für ein integratives theoretisches Konzept und eine explanative empirische Analyse

Author: Sven Engesser

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658005831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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Der Partizipative Journalismus ist auch rund 15 Jahre nach Entstehung der ersten Weblogs weiterhin auf dem Vormarsch. Angesichts der zunehmenden Prominenz seiner Plattformen (z. B. Bildblog, GuttenPlag Wiki, Twitter und Wikileaks) stellt sich die Frage nach der Qualität des Partizipativen Journalismus im Web mit besonderer Brisanz. Bevor sich Sven Engesser dieser zentralen Frage widmet, definiert er die dazugehörigen Begriffe, klassifiziert den Gegenstand und entwickelt ein integratives Qualitätskonzept, das sich auf 30 theoretisch abgeleitete Kriterien stützt. Anschließend analysiert er empirisch die Qualität von über 100 Plattformen des Partizipativen Journalismus aus aller Welt und erklärt sie mithilfe inhaltlicher und organisationaler Einflussfaktoren. Die untersuchten Webangebote lassen sich zu drei Gruppen („Exklusive Themenseiten“, „Lokale Medienspiegel“ und „Kommerzielle Spielwiesen“) zusammenfassen, die spezifische Stärken und Schwächen aufweisen. Außerdem offenbaren sich zwischen den Qualitätskriterien interessante Wechselbeziehungen. Insgesamt bietet die Arbeit einen aktuellen Überblick über den Stand der internationalen Forschung und liefert aufschlussreiche Erkenntnisse zum Verständnis von Partizipation, Journalismus und Qualität.
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Beiträge zum Verhältnis von Medien und Wirklichkeit

Author: Nikolaus Jackob,Marcus Maurer,Simone C. Ehmig,Stefan Geiß,Gregor Daschmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658023554

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Das Verhältnis von Wirklichkeit und ihrer medialen Darstellung ist seit Jahrzehnten eines der zentralen Themen der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Die Frage, wie die Medien die Realität darstellen, hat für viele Forschungsfelder des Fachs Relevanz – etwa für die Nachrichtenselektionsforschung, politische Kommunikationsforschung, Journalismusforschung, Medienwirkungsforschung und Krisen-, Konflikt- und Skandalforschung. Mindestens genauso relevant ist die Frage, welche Folgen akkurate oder inakkurate Realitätsdarstellungen der Medien für Individuum und Gesellschaft haben. Auch für andere Wissenschaftsdisziplinen, etwa für die Rechts- und Politikwissenschaft, und für die angewandte Forschung ist der Umgang der Medien mit Realität von Bedeutung. Anlässlich des 70. Geburtstages von Hans Mathias Kepplinger lässt dieser Band Persönlichkeiten aus Wissenschaft, Medien, Politik, Wirtschaft und angewandter Forschung zum Verhältnis von Medien und Wirklichkeit sowie zu angrenzenden Themen zu Wort kommen.
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Transforming Communications in Times of Deep Mediatization

Author: Andreas Hepp,Andreas Breiter,Uwe Hasebrink

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319655841

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

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This open access volume assesses the influence of our changing media environment. Today, there is not one single medium that is the driving force of change. With the spread of various technical communication media such as mobile phones and internet platforms, we are confronted with a media manifold of deep mediatization. But how can we investigate its transformative capability? This book answers this question by taking a non-media-centric perspective, researching the various figurations of collectivities and organizations humans are involved in. The first part of the book outlines a fundamental understanding of the changing media environment of deep mediatization and its transformative capacity. The second part focuses on collectivities and movements: communities in the city, critical social movements, maker, online gaming groups and networked groups of young people. The third part moves institutions and organizations into the foreground, discussing the transformation of journalism, religion, politics, and education, whilst the fourth and final part is dedicated to methodologies and perspectives.
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Author: Leslie A. Baxter,Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534507786

Category: Drama

Page: 480

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Combining the time tested classical work of Earl Babbie with the insights of one of the most recognized and respected names in speech communication research, THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH is the book for the Communication research methods course. With the authors' collective experience teaching research methods and as active researchers themselves you will find this text to be the authoritative text for your course. The authors frame research as a way of knowing, and provide balanced treatment to both quantitative and qualitative research traditions in communication research and present it in a student friendly and engaging format. It provides in-depth treatment of the role of reasoning in the research enterprise and how this reasoning process plays itself out in planning and writing a research proposal and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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News and the Academy

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452238774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Taking Journalism Seriously: News and the Academy argues that scholars have remained too entrenched within their own disciplinary areas resulting in isolated bodies of scholarship. This is the first book to critically survey journalism scholarship in one volume and organize it by disparate fields. The book reviews existing journalism research in such diverse fields as sociology, history, language studies, political science, and cultural analysis and dissects the most prevalent and understated research in each discipline.
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Comparing the News-media's Perspective on European Integration in Germany and the Netherlands

Author: Anne-Dörte Balks

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830984618

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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Central to the study is the relevance of media actors as actors in civil society for the European integration process. This relevance is empirically assessed, making use of a selection of print media from two founding members of the European Union, Germany and the Netherlands, analysing the path-dependency of journalistic coverage and reporting along two questions: Is the focus on and evaluation of the 'European Project' and its different aspects in Germany and the Netherlands alike, or does it differ? How do traditional political and societal perspectives affect opinion formation in the media? The country comparison draws on the neo-institutional school of thought. The large corpus of newspaper content (articles and commentary) has been assessed quantitatively as well as qualitatively searching for major issues, motives, and discourses in temporal perspective. The last major treaties of the European integration process, the so called Constitutional Treaty and Reform Treaty, serve as temporal starting and endpoint for analysis. Anne-Dörte Balks, M.A./M.Sc., studied European Studies (focus: political science) at the University of Osnabrück, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, and the University of Twente (Enschede, NL). Her research interest is on the discourse on European integration in European societies and media. She currently works as Personal Assistant to the Vice President International at Freie Universität Berlin.
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Author: Bob Franklin,Martin Hamer,Mark Hanna,Marie Kinsey,John E Richardson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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'The five authors have drawn on their enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise for this book, which will be essential reading for students in journalism, and as invaluable reference tool for their professional careers' 'At long last, the undergraduate journalism A-Z. This is an excellent and much needed resource which should be on the list of every undergraduate journalism and media student' -Tim Rodgers, Kingston College The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers: - a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes and effects of journalism - a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues - further reading suggestions The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.
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Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: N.A

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 3869622687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 1017

Der Sammelband Computational Social Science in the Age of Big Data beschäftigt sich mit Konzepten, Methoden, Tools und Anwendungen (automatisierter) datengetriebener Forschung mit sozialwissenschaftlichem Hintergrund. Der Fokus des Bandes liegt auf der Etablierung der Computational Social Science (CSS) als aufkommendes Forschungs- und Anwendungsfeld. Es werden Beiträge international namhafter Autoren präsentiert, die forschungs- und praxisrelevante Themen dieses Bereiches besprechen. Die Herausgeber forcieren dabei einen interdisziplinären Zugang zum Feld, der sowohl Online-Forschern aus der Wissenschaft wie auch aus der angewandten Marktforschung einen Einstieg bietet.
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Eine Einführung

Author: Andreas Hepp,Friedrich Krotz,Carsten Winter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322804526

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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Der Band zielt darauf ab, differenziert in eine Auseinandersetzung mit der Globalisierung der Medienkommunikation einzuführen. Gerade die Verzahnung von theoretischen Darstellungen, Problemfeldern, Methoden und Beispielen soll es dabei ermöglichen, strukturiert und nachvollziehbar den komplexen Gegenstand zu erfassen.
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Case Studies in the Pragmatics of Communication Research

Author: James R. Taylor,Elizabeth J. Van Every

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136945733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The Situated Organization explores recent research in organizational communication, emphasizing the organization as constructed in and emerging out of communication practices. Working from the tradition of the Montreal School in its approach, it focuses not only on how an organization’s members understand the purposes of the organization through communication, but also on how they realize and recognize the organization itself as they work within it. The text breaks through with an alternative viewpoint to the currently popular idea of 'organization-as-network,' viewing organization instead as a configuration of agencies, and their fields of practice. It serves as an original, comprehensive, and well-written text, elaborated by case studies that make the theory come to life. The substantial ideas and insights are presented in a deep and meaningful way while remaining comprehensible for student readers. This text has been developed for students at all levels of study in organizational communication, who need a systematic introduction to conducting empirical field research. It will serve as an invaluable sourcebook in planning and conducting research.
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Author: Bernhard Peters,Hartmut Weßler,Stefanie Sifft,Michael Brüggemann,Katharina Kleinen-v.Königslöw,Andreas Wimmel

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The Transnationalization of Public Spheres takes a fresh look at a widely debated question in international relations and political communication research: How can public discourses contribute to democratic governance beyond the nation state? Focusing on the 'democratic deficit' of the European Union it analyzes to what extent domestic media discourses bridge the gulf between the EU and its citizens. The book combines quantitative and qualitative analyses of media content and evaluates them from a democratic theory perspective.
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Author: Tobias Eberwein,Susanne Fengler,Matthias Karmasin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317033272

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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In recent years, the Leveson Inquiry in Great Britain, as well as the EU High-Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, have stirred heated debates about media accountability and media self-regulation across Europe. How responsible are journalists? How well-developed are infrastructures of media self-regulation in the different European countries? How much commitment to media accountability is there in the media industry – and how actively do media users become involved in the process of media criticism via social media? With contributions from leading scholars in the field of journalism and mass communication, this handbook brings together reports on the status quo of media accountability in all EU members states as well as key countries close to Europe, such as Turkey and Israel. Each chapter provides an up-to-date overview of media accountability structures as well as a synopsis of relevant research, exploring the role of media accountability instruments in each national setting, including both media self-regulation (such as codes of ethics, press councils, ombudspersons) and new instruments that involve audiences and stakeholder groups (such as media blogs and user comment systems). A theoretically informed, cross-national comparative analysis of the state of media accountability in contemporary Europe, this handbook constitutes an invaluable basis for further research and policy-making and will appeal to students and scholars of media studies and journalism, as well as policy-makers and practitioners.
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A Review of the Phylogenetic Relationships of the Theropods Unenlagiidae, Microraptoria, Anchiornis and Scansoriopterygidae

Author: Federico Agnolin,Fernando E. Novas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400756372

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 1904

Although consensus exists among researchers that birds evolved from coelurosaurian theropods, paleontologists still debate the identification of the group of coelurosaurians that most closely approaches the common ancestor of birds. The last 20 years witnessed the discovery of a wide array of avian-like theropods that has considerably amplified the anatomical disparity among deinonychosaurians, some of which resemble Archaeopteryx more than Deinonychus. Among these newly discovered theropods that show remarkable bird-like characteristics are the four-winged theropods Microraptor and Anchiornis, and the unenlagiids Unenlagia, Buitreraptor, and Rahonavis. A bizarre group of minute-sized coelurosaurs, the Scansoriopterygidae, also exhibits some avian similarities that lead some authors to interpret them as more closely related to birds than other dinosaurs. With the aim to explore the phylogenetic relationships of these coelurosaurians and birds, we merged recently published integrative databases, resulting in significant changes in the topological distribution of taxa within Paraves. We present evidence that Dromaeosauridae, Microraptoria, Unenlagiidae, and Anchiornis + Xiaotingia form successive sister taxa of Aves, and that the Scansoriopterygidae are basal coelurosaurians not closely related to birds. The implications in the evolutionary sequence of anatomical characters leading to birds, including the origin of flight, are also considered in light of this new phylogenetic hypothesis.
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German and American Perspectives on Visual Culture(s)

Author: Ralf Adelmann

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 9783931606305

Category: Art, American

Page: 307

View: 7434

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