We the Media
by Dan Gillmor
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. 2004
Number of pages: 320
This book is about journalism's transformation from a 20th century mass-media structure to something profoundly more grassroots and democratic. It's a story, first, of evolutionary change. This is also a story of a modern revolution, however, because technology has given us a communications toolkit that allows anyone to become a journalist at little cost and, in theory, with global reach. Nothing like this has ever been remotely possible before.
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by Joseph Turow, Lokman Tsui - University of Michigan Press
The book addresses a series of questions about the ways in which hyperlinks organize behavior online. These essays will be valuable to anyone interested in the connections that structure communication discourse in the world of digital media.
by Lawrence Lessig - Penguin Press HC
Never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture.
by Nico Carpentier - Intellect Ltd
This book looks at participation as a structurally unstable concept and as the object of a political struggle that makes it oscillate between minimalist and maximalist versions. This struggle is analysed in theoretical reflections in five fields.
by Jack Lule - The Saylor Foundation
The text will support an engaging course experience for students that will not only show them the powerful social and economic forces will affect the future of media technology, but will challenge students to do their part in shaping that future.