Mediactive by Dan Gillmor

By Dan Gillmor

We're in an age of data overload, and an excessive amount of of what we watch, pay attention and browse is flawed, deceitful or perhaps harmful. but you and that i can take keep an eye on and make media serve us -- we all -- via being lively shoppers and individuals. Here's how. With a Foreword through Clay Shirky.

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It argues only that the news media is important but is not clear about the mechanism of the media influence. The following sections of this chapter are devoted to addressing this question. It will first explore the link between the news media and foreign policy and then discuss some specific arguments concerning the models of the news media– foreign policy relationship. The applicability of the existing models of the media–foreign policy relationship to the EU-China context will be discussed at the end of this chapter.

So far, no research has been conducted to show how China is covered in the transnational news media in Europe, and little attention has been given to the factors that shape this coverage, particularly from the journalistic point of view. This chapter shows the findings of a 17year longitudinal study on the reporting of China in three European transnational newspapers, the Financial Times, The Economist, and the International Herald Tribune, from 1989 to 2005. With the process of political and economic integration in the EU, the term “Europeanization” has brought the concept of the “European public sphere” to the research agenda.

Indd 16 2/22/2011 3:37:35 PM 17 SOFT POWER, COUNTRY IMAGE, AND MEDIAPOLICY communication process involving varied information sources. . 23 Even though there is a great deal of discussion on China’s soft power, not much attention has been given to the news media as an important and popular communication tool in wielding China’s soft power, particularly the influence it might have on a foreign country’s policy making with China. 24 This study moves beyond the national news media to the international arena.

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