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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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Civic Journalism on the Route from Paper to Digital: Radikal Blog 2016 (Z. Burcu Vardal / Sevil Bektaş Durmuş)


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Z. Burcu Vardal and Sevil Bektaş Durmuş

Civic Journalism on the Route from Paper to Digital: Radikal Blog 2016

Abstract: The Internet that was first used for distributing the information gathered in one single point to multiple units today serves many purposes far different than its origin, and its various footprints have become manifest in the political, economic, and social life. Hence, the Internet is not only a very important development in the communication technologies, but also a phenomenon that entails to be investigated with respect to its economic, political, and social effects.

Having entered into our life in the late 20th century and having achieved to transform many industries which had to adapt themselves to it, the Internet has become an inevitable tool for journalism due to the ever-changing and developing opportunities it offers for gathering and dispersing information via communication technologies. This is a precursor of an inevitable transformation in the print newspapers and traditional journalism with a history going back to centuries ago. Accordingly, the developments in the communication technologies have changed our newspaper reading habits besides its many other effects on our daily habits.

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