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Br(e)aking the News

Journalism, Politics and New Media

Edited By Janey Gordon, Paul Rowinski and Gavin Stewart

What is the breaking news in the world today? How did you find out this news? How do you know it is true? Was it reported ethically? What checks and balances are being put on the news media?
The answers to these questions reflect the themes of this book. The chapters are by experienced journalists, academics and practitioners in the field. They unravel and clearly present the recent and on-going developments in journalism and the press around the globe, including the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. Chapters deal with the phone hacking and data thefts in the UK that provoked a major inquiry into press ethics and standards. Twitter is examined and found to be a valuable tool for reporters in the Arab world and research shows how, in Australia, readers use Twitter to pass along news topics. Chapters also explore the use of the mobile phone to access news in sub-Saharan Nigeria, the role of media magnates in presenting political views in Europe, and Wikipedia’s representation of conflict. This collection of fourteen chapters by leading authors examines journalism as practised today and what we might expect from it in the future.


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1/9/90 rule 198 3G phones 136 Abell, Stephen 19 Acheson, Dean 92 Afghanistan, illegal radio stations 109–10 Africa, mobile phones 123–4 agency, in social media 149 agenda-setting 261 Aitken, Jonathan 34–5 Aldhouse, Francis 22 ambient news 181 Apple Daily 258 Arab countries communication culture 154–5 perceptions of state and government 148 social media 145 Arab journalism context and overview 145–8 dispositions 161 Arab Media Forum 2012 157 Arab Spring role of journalists 148–9 social media 149–50 tweets and retweets 147–8 Twitter use 246 see also Twitter Arab study argumentation-by-metaphor 68 argumentation theory 67–8 argumentative reasoning 68 Audience Content 243–4 see also User Generated Content (UGC) audiences, participation in news 259–61 Australia media ecology 183–4 social media 181 Twitter 4 see also Twitter Australia study Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX) 183–4 news websites tracked 185–6 authoritarian model 255 Azami, D. 114 BabbaQ 282 Bamman, D. 214, 225, 272 Barnhurst, K. G. 259 barnstars 281–2 barriers, to social participation 275 Barth, Daniel L. 283 Barton, Joey 165 Baytiyeh, H. 275 Beales, Ian 13, 19 Beck, U. 67 Beckett, C. 231 Bennett, Alan 30 Bennett, W. 256 Bent, Darren 170 Bentogoa 282 Berlusconi, Silvio 3, 73–4 business and politics 69 coalition governments 69 conf lict of interests 66 euro crisis 79 Black Wednesday 41 Blair, Tony 37 and Rupert Murdoch 56 298 Index political intent 213–14 see also China study Charles, A. 275 China 4 context...

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