Is Social Media the Future of News?

Problem Definition News has become an important element of community – something around which we gather, connect and converse. In the past, these conversations have taken place around dinner tables, on group hikes or at book parties. Now, via cyberspace,

Is Social Media the Future of News?

Problem Definition News has become an important element of community – something around which we gather, connect and converse. In the past, these conversations have taken place around dinner tables, on group hikes or at book parties. Now, via cyberspace,

Digital Media and Conceptions of the Public Sphere

Introduction The appearance of a great variety of new information and communication technologies and their rapid spread in various layers of society have radically modified people’s communicative practices and their information-handling behaviours. Simultaneously, both scientific and lay representations of communications

Digital Media and Conceptions of the Public Sphere

Introduction The appearance of a great variety of new information and communication technologies and their rapid spread in various layers of society have radically modified people’s communicative practices and their information-handling behaviours. Simultaneously, both scientific and lay representations of communications

Media’s Role in Society

Problem Definition Near-constant exposure to media is a fundamental part of contemporary life, more so because they consistently generate popular interest and debate about almost all aspects of society. Media act as the bridge between our private and public worlds,

Media’s Role in Society

Problem Definition Near-constant exposure to media is a fundamental part of contemporary life, more so because they consistently generate popular interest and debate about almost all aspects of society. Media act as the bridge between our private and public worlds,

Television for Development

Disseminating information is critical to any developing economy, for rapid and sustained growth. For example, in an agriculture-based economy like ours, information on new techniques and technology in irrigation, new goods and services, modern living patterns, etc. would need wide

Television for Development

Disseminating information is critical to any developing economy, for rapid and sustained growth. For example, in an agriculture-based economy like ours, information on new techniques and technology in irrigation, new goods and services, modern living patterns, etc. would need wide

Media’s Role in Democracy

Problem Definition One of the core ideas of democracy is that governments ought to do what their citizens want them to do. Or, to put it in another way, governments ought to pay attention to public opinion – to respond

Media’s Role in Democracy

Problem Definition One of the core ideas of democracy is that governments ought to do what their citizens want them to do. Or, to put it in another way, governments ought to pay attention to public opinion – to respond