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Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Apr 2013

Journalism In A Pr World, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Mike Niman discusses the future of journalism in a PR-dominated communication environment. In particular, he examines the migration of talent from journalism to the PR industry, the collapse of mainstream journalism and the role of an emergent alternative media as American journalism goes through metamorphosis from what it was to what it could become. Journalism is a social good that should equip people to understand and resist spin. Niman argues that mainstream American journalism, rather than rising to this challenge, has transparently succumbed to serving as an arm of the corporate PR industry, thus laying the groundwork for its own ...


The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization Of Young Girls And What We Can Do About It, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2012

The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization Of Young Girls And What We Can Do About It, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Girls, Sexuality And The Media: Confronting The Lolita Effect., Meenakshi Durham Mar 2012

Girls, Sexuality And The Media: Confronting The Lolita Effect., Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Fantastic Bodies: Girls, Cosmetic Surgeries, And Cartesian, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2011

Fantastic Bodies: Girls, Cosmetic Surgeries, And Cartesian, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town”: The New York Times’, Meenakshi Durham Jul 2011

Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town”: The New York Times’, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Participatory Journalism In The East And The West: A Comparative Study Of The Performance Of Online News Media, Alice Lee Jun 2011

Participatory Journalism In The East And The West: A Comparative Study Of The Performance Of Online News Media, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

When the Internet moves from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0, online news media has a new face. This study puts forward a concept of “participatory open media code” to depict the new format of online news media in the new participatory media environment. In total 15 news sites in western countries and eastern countries were examined. The purpose of the study is to compare the performance of these sites and explore how participatory journalism has been practiced in different countries. In terms of overall performance, research results show that the US online news sites rank number one and ...


New Media Environment, Net Generation And Participatory Media Literacy Education, Alice Lee Apr 2011

New Media Environment, Net Generation And Participatory Media Literacy Education, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

In Chinese: 新媒體環境、網絡世代與「參與式媒介素養教育。「浙江省媒介素養教育研究會學術會議」論文。二零一一年五月十四日,中國杭州。


Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham Feb 2011

Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

An essay is presented on genderscapes, the physical conditions of women's lives that challenge the notion of a virtual disembodied self in cyberspace as people focus on social networking, tweeting and texting. Hidden beneath cyberscapes are what the author terms genderscapes as more women are reportedly becoming victims of injustice including domestic violence, and women's bodies experiencing real pain. The author discusses materiality in terms of economics, social power and opportunity which lead to corporeality.


New Media For A New China, James Scotton Feb 2011

New Media For A New China, James Scotton

James Scotton

No abstract provided.


Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham Feb 2011

Body Matters, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

An essay is presented on genderscapes, the physical conditions of women's lives that challenge the notion of a virtual disembodied self in cyberspace as people focus on social networking, tweeting and texting. Hidden beneath cyberscapes are what the author terms genderscapes as more women are reportedly becoming victims of injustice including domestic violence, and women's bodies experiencing real pain. The author discusses materiality in terms of economics, social power and opportunity which lead to corporeality.


Media And Cultural Studies - Keyworks, Meenakshi Durham, Douglas Kellner Dec 2010

Media And Cultural Studies - Keyworks, Meenakshi Durham, Douglas Kellner

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

MA.: Blackwell Inc. [First edition published in 2001.] A revised edition was published in 2006. The new edition is a major revision, with new sections added on social networking and globalization and social movements, several new essays, and a completely rewritten introduction and section overviews.


The World News Prism, James Scotton, William Hachten Dec 2010

The World News Prism, James Scotton, William Hachten

James Scotton

No abstract provided.


Hong Kong’S Leftist Media 1950-1970, Alice Lee Dec 2010

Hong Kong’S Leftist Media 1950-1970, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

No abstract provided.


Tax The Rich, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Dec 2010

Tax The Rich, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Media Literacy Education In The Age Of Web 2.0: Cultivating Multiple Thinking Skills, Alice Lee Oct 2010

Media Literacy Education In The Age Of Web 2.0: Cultivating Multiple Thinking Skills, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

No abstract provided.


Media Education Initiatives In Hong Kong Media: The Uses Of Media Literacy, Alice Lee, Donna Chu Oct 2010

Media Education Initiatives In Hong Kong Media: The Uses Of Media Literacy, Alice Lee, Donna Chu

Dr. LEE, Alice

In the media education arena, there is some debate about whether media education initiatives should be supported or conducted by media organizations. In view of several notable media education initiatives recently launched by local media organizations in Hong Kong, this study examines the goals and practices of these projects, and discusses their impact on the media literacy movement. Theoretically, this study is built on critical studies of literacy. It argues that the meaning of media literacy cannot be separated from the social institutions in which it is practiced or the social processes by which practitioners acquire it. The study conceptualizes ...


Our March Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Aug 2010

Our March Toward Intolerance, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Gender Violence In The Twilight Phenomenon: A Feminist, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2009

Gender Violence In The Twilight Phenomenon: A Feminist, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Family Media Education For The Net Generation, Alice Lee Dec 2009

Family Media Education For The Net Generation, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

In the Web 2.0 age, the young people are growing up digital and the Internet becomes the essential part of their lives. This paper discusses the importance of family media education in this new age. The paper has three objectives: (1) analyzes the characteristics and media use of the Net Generation; (2) explores the role of parents in their online activities; (3) puts forward a family media education model “ARTICLE” for the Internet age. The model includes components of attitude, replacement, timetable, information, family communication, family online linkage and media ethics.


At The Intersection Of Jesuit And Feminist Moral Philosophies: Teaching For Social Justice In The Engaged Classroom, Ana Garner Dec 2009

At The Intersection Of Jesuit And Feminist Moral Philosophies: Teaching For Social Justice In The Engaged Classroom, Ana Garner

Ana Garner

No abstract provided.


Cultural Studies, Meenakshi Durham Dec 2009

Cultural Studies, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


The Patriotic Good Mother Of World War Ii: A Study Of A Cultural Ideal, Ana Garner, Karen Slattery Dec 2009

The Patriotic Good Mother Of World War Ii: A Study Of A Cultural Ideal, Ana Garner, Karen Slattery

Ana Garner

No abstract provided.


Integrating Media Education With Positive Psychology: Cultivating Happy Young People, Alice Lee Dec 2009

Integrating Media Education With Positive Psychology: Cultivating Happy Young People, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

No abstract provided.


Business To Business Media Selection; Advertising Media Selection, Lawrence Soley, K. Krueger Dec 2009

Business To Business Media Selection; Advertising Media Selection, Lawrence Soley, K. Krueger

Lawrence Soley

No abstract provided.


Media Education: Definitions, Approaches And Development Around The Globe, Alice Lee Dec 2009

Media Education: Definitions, Approaches And Development Around The Globe, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

Background: Media education is the study of the media with the aim of cultivating people’s media literacy. In the past four decades, media education has rapidly developed in school systems and communities all over the world. Each country has its own developmental trajectory. With the rise of the interactive new media, media education is going to have a paradigm shift, bringing media education study into a new era.

Goals: This paper discusses the rationales, definitions and approaches of media education. It also provides an overview about the global development of media literacy training.

Results: Although different countries define media ...


From Communication Power Shift To Media Education Paradigm Change: The Case Of Hong Kong, Alice Lee Dec 2009

From Communication Power Shift To Media Education Paradigm Change: The Case Of Hong Kong, Alice Lee

Dr. LEE, Alice

The recent advancement of the new media, particularly Web 2.0, has profound social impact. It is arguably the greatest communication revolution in human history. In the past, only media professionals had the power to produce media content. Now with the help of the new media, young people familiar with advanced technologies can also share this power. For example, many of them are active users of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. As the rule of the game for social communication has changed, the power structure is overturned. Subsequently we have to ask the question: Are the young people well prepared to ...


M.I.A.: A Production Analysis Of Musical Subversion, Meenakshi Durham Apr 2009

M.I.A.: A Production Analysis Of Musical Subversion, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


X-Rated America, Meenakshi Durham Jan 2009

X-Rated America, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

No abstract provided.


Media Framing And Policy Change After Columbine, Thomas Birkland, Regina Lawrence Dec 2008

Media Framing And Policy Change After Columbine, Thomas Birkland, Regina Lawrence

Thomas A Birkland

The 1999 Columbine school shooting incident in Colorado gained far more media attention across a broader range of issues than any school violence episode before or since. One might expect that Columbine would have had an influence on public opinion, public policy, and scholarship commensurate with the attention it gained. We find that the event did contribute in a limited but interesting way to scholarship on media framing. But the effect of Columbine on public opinion and the nature and substance of public policy was limited. Attention to school shootings peaked with Columbine, and the attention surrounding that event mostly ...


The Development Of E-Commerce In Online News Media: Toward A Core Partnership Strategy, Alice Lee, C. Y. K. So Dec 2008

The Development Of E-Commerce In Online News Media: Toward A Core Partnership Strategy, Alice Lee, C. Y. K. So

Dr. LEE, Alice

No abstract provided.