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    Book Review: The News Gap – When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge

Book Review: The News Gap – When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge

Drawing on extensive empirical research in North and South America as well as Europe, The News Gap exposes the stark differences between the information preferences and priorities of journalists and of their audiences. It identifies a “gap” between the supply and demand of news that has implications for the media industry, policy on media plurality, and the public service function of […]

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    Book Review: The Ethics of Journalism: Individual, Institutional and Cultural Influences, edited by Wendy N. Wyatt

Book Review: The Ethics of Journalism: Individual, Institutional and Cultural Influences, edited by Wendy N. Wyatt

The landscape in which journalists now work is substantially different to that of the twentieth century. The rise of digital and social media necessitates a new way of considering the ethical questions facing practicing journalists, and this volume aims to consider the various individual, cultural, and institutional influences that have an impact on journalistic ethics today. This book of essays is […]

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    Book Review: Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions by Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer

Book Review: Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions by Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer

With many new forms of digital media – including social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr – the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consume but also produce and even design media. Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenon collaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of these forms of […]

Book Review: Understanding Media Economics

With the rapidly evolving digital media landscape, this new revised edition of Understanding Media Economics focuses on the issues that are now central to how economic forces impact on the media industries. Exploring themes such as innovation, digital multi-platform developments, and strategies of risk-spreading, Sally Broughton Micova finds this book addresses and explains the pressing issues in contemporary media industries and markets […]

Book Review: Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the Information Age

In issues from online surveillance to social media ethics and piracy, question of internet governance surround us. In Regulating Code authors Ian Brown and Chris Marsden make a case for multi-stakeholder co-regulation based around the function of code rather than national geographic boundaries. LSE’s Alison Powell reviews the argument made through the authors’ five case studies of where regulation meets code.   […]

Book Review: Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet

Every day, individuals and organizations use the power of the Internet to spread vicious attacks against people based on their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation. In Viral Hate, Abraham H. Foxman and Christopher Wolf examine the epidemic of Internet hate and provide examples of the real harm online hate does to people and to society. Ana Polo Alonso recommends this read to […]

Book Review: Media Regulation: Governance and the Interests of Citizens and Consumers by Peter Lunt and Sonia Livingstone

In Media Regulation, Peter Lunt and Sonia Livingstone examine the challenges of regulation in the global mediated sphere. The book explores the way that regulation affects the relations between government, the media and communications market, civil society, citizens and consumers. Dr Petros Iosifidis, Reader in Media Policy in the Department of Sociology at City University, finds that the book’s elegant but rigorous […]