Building on rigorous research by the world-renowned Glasgow University Media Group, More Bad News From Israel examines media coverage of the current conflict in the Middle East and the impact it has on public opinion. The book brings together senior journalists and ordinary viewers to examine how audiences understand the news and how their views are shaped by media reporting. In the largest study ever undertaken in this area, the authors focus on television news. They illustrate major differences in the way Israelis and Palestinians are represented, including how casualties are shown and the presentation of the motives and rationales of both sides. They combine this with extensive audience research involving hundreds of participants from the USA, Britain and Germany. It shows extraordinary differences in levels of knowledge and understanding, especially amongst young people from these countries. Covering recent developments, including the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza, this authoritative and up-to-date study will be an invaluable tool for journalists, activists and students and researchers of media studies.
Bad News for Refugees analyses the political, economic and environmental contexts of migration and looks specifically at how refugees and asylum seekers have been stigmatised in political rhetoric and in media coverage. Through forensic research it shows how hysterical and inaccurate media accounts act to legitimise political action which can have terrible consequences both on the lives of refugees and also on established migrant communities. Based on new research by the renowned Glasgow Media Group, Bad News for Refugees is essential reading for those concerned with the negative effects of media on public understanding and for the safety of vulnerable groups and communities in our society.
Author: James Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. In this 9th edition, James Watson and Anne Hill provide a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication that continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives. They cover new applications and developments, such as the incorporation of Neuroscience techniques in advertising and marketing. Other updates include Cyber-bullying, Twitter scandals, conduct in media organizations, on-line lobbying, global protesting/petitioning, and gender issues relating to social media in general. While new entries explore the profound shifts that have taken place in the world of communication in recent years, the purpose of this new edition is not necessarily to keep abreast of every new media event but to reflect the trends that influence and prompt such events, such as the Leveson Inquiry and Report and phone hacking via mobile phones. Politics seems to be playing out more on Twitter than in The Times. This volume seeks to make its twenty-first century readers more media literate, as well as more critical consumers of modern news.
Author: David Cromwell
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2012-09-28
Genre: Political Science
One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps even tragic errors of judgement such as the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the prevailing view is that the West is essentially a force for good in the wider world. Why Are We The Good Guys? is a provocative challenge of this false ideology. David Cromwell digs beneath standard accounts of crucial issues such as foreign policy, climate change and the constant struggle between state-corporate power and genuine democracy. The powerful evidence-based analysis of current affairs is leavened by some of the formative experiences that led the author to question the basic myth of Western benevolence: from schoolroom experiments in democracy, exposure to radical ideas at home, and a mercy mission while at sea; to an unexpected encounter with former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, the struggles to publish hard-hitting journalism, and the founding of Media Lens in 2001.
These essays, written between 1966 and 2010 by lifelong Israeli activist and theorist Moshé Machover, cover diverse aspects of Israeli society and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Elaborating on the ideas of the Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen), two interrelated themes appear throughout the collection: the necessity of understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a regional context and the connection between Palestinian liberation and the struggle for socialism throughout the Middle East.
During the summer of 2018, numerous members of the Labour Party were accused of anti-Semitic behaviour by their detractors. The controversy reached fever pitch amid claims that the Labour Party had become 'institutionally racist' under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, and that the prospect of a Corbyn-led government posed an 'existential threat' to Jewish life in Britain. Shrouded in confusion, hyped by the media, whether these accusations were true or not got lost in the mix.This book clears the confusion by drawing on deep and original research on public beliefs and media representation of antisemitism and the Labour Party, revealing shocking findings of misinformation spread by the press, including the supposedly impartial BBC, and the liberal Guardian.Bringing in discussions around the IHRA definition, anti-Zionism and Israel/Palestine, as well as including a clear chronology of events, this book is a must for anyone wanting to find out the reality behind the headlines.
Author: C. Flood
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Performing Arts
Focusing on British, French and Russian television news coverage of Islam as a security threat, this book provides the first comparative account of how television broadcasting in different geo- and socio-political environments integrates discourses on Islam into nationally oriented, representational systems.
This book is a research project listing many of the troubling events found in the Bible. I don't think anyone else has found and compiled as thorough a list of "toil and trouble" as I have from the Bible. It also contains 98 Engravings by Gustave Dore selected for their graphic depiction of many of the stories and events presented in the book. I was surprised at how many of his Biblical engravings reflected the "doom and gloom" of the Bible.
Author: Mike Berry
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2019-01-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book explores the impact of the print and broadcast media on public knowledge and understanding of the 2008 Great Financial Crisis. It represents the first systemic attempt to analyse how mass media influenced public opinion and political events during this key period in Britain's economic history. To do this, the book combines analysis of media content, focus groups with members of the public and interviews with leading news journalists and editors in order to unpack the production, content and reception of economic news. From the banking crisis to the debate over Britain's public deficit, this book explores the key role of the press and broadcasting in shaping public understanding and legitimating austerity through both short and long term patterns of media socialisation.
Author: Mike Lee
Release Date: 2009-04-01
...the Sun of righteousness will arise with healing in His wings... Malachi 4:2 (NKJV) The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is in trouble in the day and time in which we live. Church attendance, baptisms, and genuine discipleship are on the decline. True spiritual ministry is seldom ever manifested among the hurting people of God. Our church members for the most part are spiritually unhealthy and weak. The communities that surround our churches remain virtually untouched and unchanged. What has happened to the glory of the Lord that was once upon the Church of Jesus Christ? Where is the anointing power of the Holy Spirit that transforms lives and openly manifests the ministry of Jesus Christ to the Church and the world alike? Church overseer and author Mike Lee believes that there are sound biblical answers to these haunting questions. Rev. Lee truly sensed the good hand of God upon his life when the Spirit of the Lord quickened him to see and embrace the truths he shares passionately in this book. Contained in these pages is a message of hope and restoration. The author perceives this as the time when the Lord will bring sincere repentance and radical reform to His Church. We are fast approaching the time of His favor, he writes, when God once again will bring to His children a supernatural "release from captivity." Jesus Christ is about to be be exalted in the eyes of men as the only "Lord and Head" over the Church. God is about to turn the mourning of His people into triumphant celebration! We must sincerely humble ourselves to hear and obey His voice as He speaks to us, while it is still called, "today."