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Social Movement Media and Media Activism  

John D. H. Downing

Social movements are the matrix of many forms and formats (technologies, genres) of media that contest dominant power. Such media are in many ways the lifeblood of such movements. Media ... More

Globalization, Culture, and Communication: Renationalization in a Globalized World  

Koichi Iwabuchi

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Mar 2018
Cultural globalization has promoted seemingly opposing forces simultaneously, such as recentering and decentering, standardization and diversification, and renationalization and ... More

Social Media in Mainland China: Weak Democracy, Emergent Civil Society  

Kara S. Alaimo and Jingsi Christina Wu

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Feb 2018
In August 2016, on the heels of the summer heat surrounding the Olympics, a major celebrity family scandal gripped mainland China. The nation watched closely as a well-known actor ... More

Privacy Rights  

Tamara Shepherd

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Feb 2018
Privacy rights are controversial in communication processes and entail varying levels of disclosure of sensitive personal information. What constitutes such personal information and how it ... More

Political Economy of the Media  

Dal Yong Jin

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Feb 2018
Political economy of the media includes several domains including journalism, broadcasting, advertising, and information and communication technology. A political economy approach analyzes ... More

Policy Issues Surrounding Journalism  

Philip M. Napoli and Sarah Stonbely

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Feb 2018
The role of government policy in journalism can vary substantially across nations; as in 21st century the primary policy issues surrounding journalism have evolved as technological changes ... More

Legal Interpretations of Freedom of Expression and Blasphemy  

Lyombe Eko

One of the most difficult puzzles of contemporary international relations is how to balance the human rights of freedom of opinion, religion, and expression that are set forth in the ... More

Freedom of Information  

Laura L. Stein and Lindita Camaj

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Feb 2018
Freedom of information (FOI; also known as right to information and access to information) laws around the world establish rights and procedures around access to public information. ... More

Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Media Content and Effects  

Dana Mastro

Research empirically investigating the influence of media exposure on issues of race and ethnicity has long documented that media use meaningfully impacts the cognitions, emotions, and ... More

Media Entertainment and Emotions  

Ed S. Tan

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Sep 2017
Entertainment is fun, and fun is an emotion. What fun is as an emotion, and how it depends on features of entertainment messages and on other emotions, needs to be understood if we want to ... More

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