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 Stephen Hill, Bevis Fenner - BookBoon
This is an ideal guidebook for undergraduates studying a range of Media and Cultural Studies courses. Alongside more traditional forms like film, television and music, the book also makes reference to Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.
by Joe Karaganis - SSRC Books
An independent study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, etc. The report argues that the problem of piracy is better conceived as a failure of affordable access to media in legal markets.
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 Michael Ross, et al. - Transcript-Verlag
In this volume, international media scholars and computer scientists present their projects, varying from film-historical databases to automatic video analysis software, discussing their application of digital tools and reporting on their results.