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Aphra Kerr, Rebecca King-O’Riain, and Gavan Titley

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:39 Page 98 5 Transnational media networks and the ‘migration nation’ Aphra Kerr, Rebecca King-O’Riain and Gavan Titley Introduction: transnationalism and ‘integration’ While migration has become emblematic of an era of accelerated globalization in Ireland, public and political discourse rarely approaches migration and migrant lives with the same attention to connexity and flow evident in discussions of economic transformation, national ‘brand management’, and the banal and aspirational transnationalism of consumerist

in Migrations
Towards a frame- building model
Marina Dekavalla

130 6 Framing referendum campaigns in the media: towards a frame-​building model This chapter proposes a new model to analyse journalistic frame-​building in the context of highly contested referendum campaigns, based on the insights generated in previous chapters. This model systematises the aspects proposed in the previous chapter as encouraging the reproduction of frames promoted by political sources and their reframing through the strategic game frame. It also combines these findings with what we know from previous research on other referendums in different

in Framing referendum campaigns in the news
Barrie Gunter

5 Branding potential of online social media When it comes to eating Nestle’s Polo Mints, do you suck them or crunch them? On a website created by the company, visitors are invited to click on whether they see themselves as one type or the other ( They are then directed to join fellow ‘Suckers’ or ‘Crunchers’ on a social media site. These two types of fans of the brand could then exchange brand experiences with each other. The Wrigley’s Extra website ( provides access to a social media community in which

in Kids and branding in a digital world
Kirsten Forkert, Federico Oliveri, Gargi Bhattacharyya, and Janna Graham

3 Social media, mutual aid and solidarity movements as a response to institutional breakdown Introduction Earlier in this book, we discussed media coverage of wars, and international relations more generally, and how this produces a sense of helplessness, confusion and general distrust for media audiences. Information about global conflicts seems inadequate, biased, and does not give people enough of a conceptual framework to understand or respond. This is connected to a sense that international and national governments are failing to deal with global conflicts

in How media and conflicts make migrants
Influence, bias and the new media
Bill Jones

The media have become more complex, with new actors (e.g. spin doctors and marketing people) and a whole new dimension with the internet. This chapter analyses these developments, with brief discussion of bias, voting and language in politics. How important have advertising agencies become in British politics? Until the 1970s, neither of the two big parties bothered with advertising in the professional sense. Propagating political messages via the media was thought to be a job for the specialists: politicians. However, the Conservatives began to use

in British politics today
Piers Robinson, Peter Goddard, Katy Parry, Craig Murray, and Philip M. Taylor

3 Theorising and analysing media performance in wartime There are two principal objectives to this chapter. In order to move beyond purely empirical analysis, the first is to describe the analytical framework that serves as the basis for our theoretically informed and systematic analysis of wartime media performance. Building initially on existing work by Hallin (1986) and Wolfsfeld (1997), the first half of this chapter synthesises a range of models, hypotheses and explanatory variables, drawn from across the literature, in order to set out a framework

in Pockets of resistance
Paul Reilly

This book examines the ways in which contentious parades and protests in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland are contested by affective publics mobilised on social media. In this way, it will contribute to the extant interdisciplinary scholarship on digital citizenship and the role of digital media in contemporary social movements. This chapter contextualises the research findings presented throughout this book by exploring three key issues. First, it introduces the contentious politics framework and applies it to the Northern Irish conflict. Second, it explores

in Digital contention in a divided society
Electr(on)ic thinking
Beat Wyss

thresholds. This is because, according to Flusser, thought follows formally the conditions of its technical possibilities of expression. Despite the fact that it invents its own symbolic and technical media, thought adapts itself ever more perfectly to them in a virtual process of self-reproduction. While writing expresses the world through signs in a linear fashion, the technical image

in Perspectives on contemporary printmaking
Ross M. English

8 Congress, the media and interest groups Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. (Noam Chomsky) In the previous chapters, the relationship between the voters, parties, the President and members of Congress have been examined. This section looks at two other actors who impact on Congress: the media and interest groups. Media The media performs a crucial role in the American political process. The majority of voters will have little or no personal contact with Congress or its members. These voters rely heavily on newspapers

in The United States Congress
Lucy Michael

The role of media in facilitating or hindering integration is often underestimated, or at best, narrowly imagined. Racist discourses produced in national and local news media indicate and often encourage hostility towards migrants. Moreover, their reading by migrants is part of the context for decision-making post-migration, of housing, education and employment, of safety and rights. For the children of migrants in particular, racist discourses which define them as ‘outsiders’ present a significant barrier to developing a strong sense of

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands