He provides a unique examination of every key issue, from the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry to the impact of social media on news and expectations. He presents an incisive, authoritative analysis of the role and influence of journalism in the digital age. Online supporting resources for this book include downloadable lecture slides.
Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age #ad - News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval: shifts such as declining print subscriptions and rising website visitor numbers are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change.
Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment The MIT PressThe MIT Press #ad - Smith and telang discuss niche products and the long tail, price discrimination, product differentiation, and incentives for users not to steal content. Their book should be required for anyone who wishes to believe that nothing much has changed. The wall street journal“packed with examples, from the nimble-footed who reacted quickly to adapt their businesses, to laggards who lost empires.
Financial timestraditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, and broadcast them, order a trial number of episodes, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had gathered about subscribers' preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice.
Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment The MIT Press #ad - . Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. How big data is transforming the creative industries, Amazon, and how those industries can use lessons from Netflix, and Apple to fight back. The authors explain gently yet firmly exactly how the internet threatens established ways and what can and cannot be done about it.
In this book, show how the success of house of cards upended the film and TV industries—and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, experts on entertainment analytics, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, notably publishing and music. Smith and Telang explain how.
The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know®Oxford University Press #ad - Now billionaires, most with no journalism experience but lots of power and strong views, are stepping in to purchase newspapers, both large and small. This addition to the what everyone needs to know® series looks at the past, present and future of journalism, considering how the development of the industry has shaped the present and how we can expect the future to roll out.
The business of journalism has an extensive, storied, and often romanticized history. Newspaper reporting has long shaped the way that we see the world, played key roles in exposing scandals, and has even been alleged to influence international policy. It will even look at the ways in which new technologies potentially threaten to replace journalists.
It addresses a wide range of questions, from whether objectivity was only a conceit of late twentieth century reporting, largely behind us now; how digital technology has disrupted journalism; whether newspapers are already dead to the role of non-profit journalism; the meaning of "transparency" in reporting; the way that private interests and governments have created their own advocacy journalism; whether social media is changing journalism; the new social rules of old media outlets; how franchised media is addressing the problem of disappearing local papers; and the rise of citizen journalism and hacker journalism.
The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - The past several years have seen the newspaper industry in a state of crisis, with Twitter and Facebook ushering in the rise of citizen journalism and a deprofessionalization of the industry, plummeting readership and revenue, and municipal and regional papers shuttering or being absorbed into corporate behemoths.
Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social MediaYale University Press #ad - Based on interviews with content moderators, creators, and consumers, this accessible, timely book is a must†‘read for anyone who’s ever clicked “like” or “retweet. ”. In this revealing and nuanced exploration, award†‘winning sociologist and cultural observer Tarleton Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, when, and why these policies are enforced.
Whether faced with “fake news” or livestreamed violence, “content moderators”—who censor or promote user†‘posted content—have never been more important. This is especially true when the tools that social media platforms use to curb trolling, ban hate speech, and censor pornography can also silence the speech you need to hear.
Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media #ad - In doing so, cultural production, gillespie highlights that content moderation receives too little public scrutiny even as it is shapes social norms and creates consequences for public discourse, and the fabric of society. A revealing and gripping investigation into how social media platforms police what we post online—and the large societal impact of these decisions Most users want their Twitter feed, Facebook page, and YouTube comments to be free of harassment and porn.
Podcasting: The Audio Media RevolutionBloomsbury Academic #ad - Beyond describing what is unique about podcasting among other audio media, this book offers an entry into the new and evolving field of podcasting studies. The fall of 2014 saw a new ios from apple with the first built-in “Podcasts” app, the runaway success of Serial, and podcasting moving out of its geeky ghetto into the cultural mainstream.
The creative and cultural dynamism of this moment, which reverberates to this day, is the focus of Podcasting. Born out of interviews with the producers of some of the most popular and culturally significant podcasts to date Welcome to Night Vale, The Black Tapes, Gimlet Media, Radiolab, and others as well as interviews with executives at some of the most important podcasting institutions and entities the BBC, The Heart, My Dad Wrote a Porno, Lore, Radiotopia, The Truth, Serial, We're Alive, Love + Radio, Audible.
Podcasting: The Audio Media Revolution #ad - Com, libsyn and others, Edison Research, Podcasting documents a moment of revolutionary change in audio media. Using case studies, quantitative and qualitative analysis, production analysis, as well as audience research, social media and audience construction; new media and journalistic ethics; intimacy, close analytical listening, it suggests what podcasting has to contribute to a host of larger media-and-society debates in such fields as: fandom, empathy and media relationships; cultural commitments to narrative and storytelling; the future of new media drama; youth media and the charge of narcissism; and more.
Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters NowFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - He oversaw an extraordinary run of world-shaking scoops, including the exposure of phone hacking by London tabloids, the Wikileaks release of U. S. Diplomatic cables, and later the revelation of Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency files. An urgent account of the revolution that has upended the news business, written by one of the most accomplished journalists of our timeTechnology has radically altered the news landscape.
Here, rusbridger vividly observes the media’s transformation from close range while also offering a vital assessment of the risks and rewards of practicing journalism in a high-impact, high-stress time. Algorithms select which stories we see. In the twenty years he spent editing The Guardian, Rusbridger managed the transformation of the progressive British daily into the most visited serious English-language newspaper site in the world.
Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now #ad - . The internet allows consequential revelations, closely guarded secrets, and dangerous misinformation to spread at the speed of a click. In breaking news, alan rusbridger demonstrates how these decisive shifts have occurred, and what they mean for the future of democracy. Once-powerful newspapers have lost their clout or been purchased by owners with particular agendas.
At the same time, rusbridger helped The Guardian become a pioneer in Internet journalism, stressing free access and robust interactions with readers.