Investigative journalism has helped bring down governments, imprison politicians, trigger legislation, reveal miscarriages of justice and shame corporations. Even today, when much of the media colludes with power and when viciousness and sensationalism are staples of formerly high-minded media, investigative journalists can stand up for the powerless, the exploited, the truth. "Investigative Journalism" provides an unrivalled introduction to this vital part of our social life: its origins, the men and women who established its norms and its achievements in the last decades.
From Facebook to the iPhone, from YouTube to Wikipedia, from Grand Auto Theft to Second Life, this book explores new media\Â´s most important issues and debates to create an accessible and essential text for newcomers to the field. With technological change continuing to unfold at an incredible rate, it rounds-up major events in the media\Â´s recent past to help develop a clear understanding of both the theoretical and practical debates that surround this emerging discipline.
Provides a comparative history of the rise of modern journalism, beginning from the revolution of the late nineteenth century, with its new concern for facts onwards. This book raises serious questions about the role of the reporter and about the sorts of journalism that are possible in the twenty-first century.
Looks at blogsÂ´ growing prevalence within American media. This work traces the history of the blog from its creation by the Department of Defence on the 1960s, with a focus on the period between 9/11 and the aftermath of the 2004 election.
Provides a comprehensive account of the theoretical changes in communication studies from the early theories of development communication through to the contemporary critiques of globalization. It examines the ways in which the media can be used to effect change and development. It focuses on the theory of media imperialism.
Cara A. Finnegan, Lester C. Olson, Diane S. Hope. Visual Rhetoric: A Reader in Communication and American Culture.
"Visual Rhetoric: A Reader in Communication and American Culture" provides a conceptual framework for students to understand and reflect on the role of visual communication in the cultural and public sphere of the United States.