Reclaiming the media - communication rights and democratic media roles.

Contributor(s): Carpentier, Nico | Cammaerts, Bart.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Bristol : Intellect Books, 2007Description: xviii, 292 p. : 23cm.ISBN: 1841501638.Subject(s): Communication | Democracy | Mass media | Communication rights | CitizenshipDDC classification: 302.23CAM
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<p>In the twentieth century, the media gave whistleblowers a voice, spearheaded the downfall of powerful politicians, and exposed widespread corporate corruption. How will the twenty-first-century media cope with its storied legacy as the watchdog of democratic society? Reclaiming the Media examines the sometimes tenuous, often fraught relationship between media organizations and civil rights in Europe. In sections devoted to citizenship, participation, contemporary journalism, and activist communication strategies, a panel of European media experts makes the case for deepening the media's role in democracy.</p>

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. vii)
  • Introduction
  • Reclaiming the media: communication rights and expanding democratic media roles (p. xi)
  • Section 1 Citizenship, the Public Sphere, and Media (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Making a difference to media pluralism: a critique of the pluralistic consensus in European media policy (p. 9)
  • Chapter 2 Communication and (e)democracy: assessing European e-democracy discourses (p. 31)
  • Chapter 3 Reducing communicative inequalities towards a pedagogy for inclusion (p. 6)
  • Section 2 Participation and Media (p. 87)
  • Chapter 4 Citizen participation and local public spheres: an agency and identity focussed approach to the Tampere postal services conflict (p. 92)
  • Chapter 5 Towards fair participation: recruitment strategies in Demostation (p. 107)
  • Appendix The five programmes (p. 129)
  • Chapter 6 Representation and inclusion in the online debate: the issue of honor killings (p. 130)
  • Section 3 Journalism, Media, and Democracy (p. 151)
  • Chapter 7 Coping with the agoraphobic media professional: a typology of journalistic practices reinforcing democracy and participation (p. 157)
  • Chapter 8 Disobedient media - unruly citizens: governmental communication in crisis (p. 176)
  • Chapter 9 On the dark side of democracy: the global imaginary of financial journalism (p. 192)
  • Section 4 Activism and Media (p. 217)
  • Chapter 10 Contesting global capital, new media, solidarity and the role of a social imaginary (p. 225)
  • Chapter 11 Civil Society Media at the WSIS: a new actor in global communication governance? (p. 243)
  • Chapter 12 Media and communication strategies of glocalized activists: beyond media-centric thinking (p. 265)
  • Notes on the Contributors (p. 289)