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By Megan Boler,Andrea Schmidt,Alessandra Renzi,Nathalie Magnan

ISBN-10: 0262026422

ISBN-13: 9780262026420

ISBN-10: 0262514893

ISBN-13: 9780262514897

In an age of proliferating media and information resources, who has the facility to outline truth? whilst the dominant media declared the lifestyles of WMDs in Iraq, did that make it a truth? this present day, the "Social internet" (sometimes referred to as internet 2.0, groupware, or the participatory internet) -- epitomized by way of blogs, viral movies, and YouTube -- creates new pathways for truths to emerge and makes attainable new strategies for media activism. In Digital Media and Democracy, top students in media and communique stories, media activists, reporters, and artists discover the contradiction on the middle of the connection among fact and tool this day: the truth that the unconventional democratization of information and multiplication of assets and voices made attainable by means of electronic media coexists with the blatant falsification of knowledge by means of political and company powers. The e-book maps a brand new electronic media panorama that includes citizen journalism, The day-by-day exhibit, running a blog, and substitute media. The participants speak about extensive questions of media and politics, provide nuanced analyses of switch in journalism, and adopt targeted examinations of using web-based media in shaping political and social hobbies. The chapters comprise not just essays via famous media students but in addition interviews with such reporters and media activists as Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Media issues host Robert McChesney, and Hassan Ibrahim of Al Jazeera.Contributors and intervieweesShaina Anand, Chris Atton, Megan Boler, Axel Bruns, Jodi Dean, Ron Deibert, Deepa Fernandes, Amy Goodman, Brian Holmes, Hassan Ibrahim, Geert Lovink, Nathalie Magnan, Robert McChesney, Graham Meikle, Susan Moeller, Alessandra Renzi, Ricardo Rosas, Trebor Scholz, D. Travers Scott, Rebecca Statzel.

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