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The Rationalization Of Audience Understanding, Philip M. Napoli Dec 2008

The Rationalization Of Audience Understanding, Philip M. Napoli

McGannon Center Working Paper Series

This paper reviews the literature that has examined how media organizations make sense of their audiences, the analytical techniques and technologies employed, and how this information is embraced or resisted in the operation of media organizations. As this review illustrates, the historical trend in audience understanding has been one of a steady process of rationalization in how media organizations have approached their audiences. In documenting this process of the rationalization of audience understanding, this review identifies key historical moments in this process. This review identifies the external forces that have influenced this process; the underlying reasons for it; and critiques ...


Revisiting “Mass Communication” And The “Work” Of The Audience In The New Media Environment, Philip M. Napoli Dec 2008

Revisiting “Mass Communication” And The “Work” Of The Audience In The New Media Environment, Philip M. Napoli

McGannon Center Working Paper Series

This paper revisits the concept of mass communication, which has faced persistent challenges to its continued relevance in light of changes that have taken place in the media environment. This paper offers a counterpoint to claims of the term’s diminished relevance, as well as to some recent efforts to reposition the term, by putting forth an interpretive approach that is not exclusive to the “institutional communicator” and that allows the term “mass” to extend to both the senders and receivers of messages. This paper argues that this interpretive approach is in keeping with some early interpretations of the concept ...


Policies Of Inertia Or Innovation? European Public Service In Transition From Psb To Psm, Minna Aslama Dec 2008

Policies Of Inertia Or Innovation? European Public Service In Transition From Psb To Psm, Minna Aslama

McGannon Center Working Paper Series

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell Dec 2008

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Michelle Mouton, Mamie Peers, Shane Bevell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Content And Role Of Web Sites In Public Relations Of Religious Congregations, Jerlen Young Nelson Dec 2008

The Content And Role Of Web Sites In Public Relations Of Religious Congregations, Jerlen Young Nelson

Dissertations

This study presents an analysis of the content of Web sites belonging to local religious congregations. The study included a quantitative content analysis of the Web sites of 120 local congregations, which represented 12 different religious organizations. These religious organizations were all members of the Religious Communicators Council organization. Results of the study emphasized the basic content and functions of the Web sites. Overall, this study found that 43.3% of the Web sites were used for informational purposes only. For example, a few of the most prevalent variables on the Web sites were the general contact information, staff information ...


International Terrorism:Role ,Responsibility And Operation Of Media Channles, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Nov 2008

International Terrorism:Role ,Responsibility And Operation Of Media Channles, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

"Terrorism" is a term that cannot be given a stable defintion. Or rather, it can, but to do so forstalls any attempt to examine the major feature of its relation to television in the contemporary world. As the central public arena for organising ways of picturing and talking about social and political life, TV plays a pivotal role in the contest between competing defintions, accounts and explanations of terrorism. Which term is used in any particular context is inextricably tied to judgemements about the legitimacy of the action in question and of the political system against which it is directed ...


Volume 21 Number 1, Newhouse Network, Fall 2008, Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications Oct 2008

Volume 21 Number 1, Newhouse Network, Fall 2008, Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications

Newsletters from School of Public Communications - Newhouse Network

Dean's Column -- Mirror Awards -- Making a film in Mumbai -- The view from Beijing -- A golden Opportunity -- ABC on campus -- Executive education suite -- Cirriculum changes -- Sportscaster U -- Legal reporting fellowships -- Cover Story: Lorraine Branham -- Alumna Amanda Raus '04 -- Alumnus Scott Kronick '85 -- Report from the Democratic convention -- Student news -- Faculty Briefs -- New faculty -- Coming back together -- In remembrance of Pan Am 103 -- Why Give? -- In memorandum: Alex Taft G'08 -- Class notes -- report of donors -- Scholarship in Action: Khristopher Dodson G '07


The President And The Press: The Framing Of George W. Bush’S Speech To The United Nations, Stephen D. Cooper, Jim Kuypers, Matt Althous Oct 2008

The President And The Press: The Framing Of George W. Bush’S Speech To The United Nations, Stephen D. Cooper, Jim Kuypers, Matt Althous

Communications Faculty Research

In this essay, we provide a brief overview of how frames work, discuss the relationship of frames to the news media, and perform a qualitatively based, comparative framing analysis of President Bush’s speech to the United Nations and the mainstream American press response that followed. Findings suggest that by the end of formal military operations in Afghanistan, the press was increasingly framing its reports in such a way that President Bush’s public statements were inaccurately transmitted to the public at large. Three key findings are advanced: one, the press depicted the Bush administration as an enemy of civil ...


Unlv Magazine, Holly Ivy De Vore, Tony Allen, Barbara Cloud, Erin O'Donnell, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Gian Galassi, Michelle Mouton, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell Oct 2008

Unlv Magazine, Holly Ivy De Vore, Tony Allen, Barbara Cloud, Erin O'Donnell, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Gian Galassi, Michelle Mouton, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Liberal Arts 2.0, Bridget B. Baird Aug 2008

Liberal Arts 2.0, Bridget B. Baird

Convocation Addresses

The title, Liberal Arts 2.0., "stems from the term Web 2.0, which refers to the recent evolution of the Web as interactive, participatory, collaborative and collective. Web 2.0 includes blogs, wikis, user-generated media, social networking: like much of what it describes, the definition is amorphous and inexact." Baird believes that Web 2.0 and all that it implies will necessitate a revision of the way we do liberal arts and thus the title “Liberal Arts 2.0.”

Her premise: that a liberal arts college is a place where teaching and research are improved by digital tools, where ...


Selling To The Experts: Marketing Professional And Scholarly Books, Annrei M. Athy Jul 2008

Selling To The Experts: Marketing Professional And Scholarly Books, Annrei M. Athy

Master of Science in Publishing

As a result of two internships in academic and professional publishing, I noticed differences between the way those books were marketed and how trade books are marketed and sold. The differences ultimately come down to the audience that the books are targeted toward.


Fcc Should Get With The Times, Erik Ugland Jun 2008

Fcc Should Get With The Times, Erik Ugland

Erik Ugland

No abstract provided.


Digital Democracy, Kathryn Larsen May 2008

Digital Democracy, Kathryn Larsen

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Examines if the accessibility of more affordable digital production equipment and desktop video editing systems has democratized the quantity and quality of independent documentaries submitted to PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) stations for broadcast. Includes data gathered from surveys and interviews with PBS program and production personnel, independent filmmakers, and public television program distributors. Explores the relationship between the concept of radical democracy and public broadcasting of local productions.


Volume 20 Number 2, Newhouse Network, Spring 2008, Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications Apr 2008

Volume 20 Number 2, Newhouse Network, Spring 2008, Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications

Newsletters from School of Public Communications - Newhouse Network

Dean's Column -- New Dean named -- Mirror Awards -- Newhouse at Beijing -- Student protesters remembered -- Primary coverage -- Tully award for free speech -- Learning by doing -- New/Retiring Faculty -- Student Ambassadors -- I-3 Center -- A tribute to David Rubin -- Faculty Briefs -- Student News -- Howard '80 and Gail Campbell Woolley '79 -- Eric Bress '92 -- Reflections from a trailblazer --In memorandum: Fred Dressier '63 -- Newhouse Challenge -- Newspaper Design Awards -- Class notes


Public Service In The Information Age: A Study Of E-Government In Taiwan, T. Y. Lau, Kevin Y. Wang, David Atkin Jan 2008

Public Service In The Information Age: A Study Of E-Government In Taiwan, T. Y. Lau, Kevin Y. Wang, David Atkin

Scholarship and Professional Work - Communication

This article reviews the literature on e-government and discusses policy implications stemming from e-government initiatives in Taiwan. Drawing from evaluation frameworks established in previous research, this study surveys the content of 62 websites maintained by the local, secondary and central government. Study findings suggest that, while Taiwan has made significant progress in deploying e-government initiatives across different administrative levels-especially in delivering a single service window model providing one-stop service for citizens and businesses-the technology's overall implementation is hampered by operational inconsistencies at the local level and differential access across the population. The article argues that to fully realise the ...


Renaissance Web Tv: New Media Promoting Sphere Participation & Information Society Increasing Innovative Business Practices, Joanna James Jan 2008

Renaissance Web Tv: New Media Promoting Sphere Participation & Information Society Increasing Innovative Business Practices, Joanna James

Student Theses, Dissertations, Portfolios and Projects

New media have emerged over the last decade and are increasingly changing business practices within the media industry. Specifically this creative project addresses some of the challenges the television market is encountering, and how it is currently in the process of migrating to the World Wide Web. During this transitional moment in technology, this creative project introduces the proposal for Renaissance Web TV, an interactive Web platform that creates and produces its own original broadcast quality programming for the Web. This is an opportune moment to enter into the television market through Web video. This creative project explores how a ...


The Social Costs Of Property Rights In Broadcast (And Cable) Signals, Shyamkrishna Balganesh Jan 2008

The Social Costs Of Property Rights In Broadcast (And Cable) Signals, Shyamkrishna Balganesh

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Internet Press Freedom And Online Crisis Reporting: The Role Of News Websites In The Sars Epidemic, Alice Lee Dec 2007

Internet Press Freedom And Online Crisis Reporting: The Role Of News Websites In The Sars Epidemic, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

No abstract provided.


Hong Kong Media Education 2.0: Innovative Curriculum In The Participatory Media Environment, Alice Lee Dec 2007

Hong Kong Media Education 2.0: Innovative Curriculum In The Participatory Media Environment, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

No abstract provided.


Demarcating The Right To Gather News: A Sequential Interpretation Of The First Amendment, Erik Ugland Dec 2007

Demarcating The Right To Gather News: A Sequential Interpretation Of The First Amendment, Erik Ugland

Erik Ugland

The recent spate of cases in which reporters have been subpoenaed, fined, jailed, or otherwise disciplined has laid bare the divisions among the courts over the existence and scope of the “reporter’s privilege.” The cases have also exposed the doctrinal, historical, and theoretical infirmities of the broader legal framework that governs newsgathering. Resolving these conflicts has grown more urgent with the democratization of media and the emergence of bloggers and other news providers who have challenged traditional conceptions of “journalists” and “the press.” To settle these controversies, this Article moves past the courts’ desultory analyses, focuses on core principles ...