Blogging (2nd Edition) (Digital Media and Society) by Jill Walker Rettberg

By Jill Walker Rettberg

Completely revised and up to date, this new version of Blogging provides an available learn of a now daily phenomenon and locations it in a historic, theoretical and modern context. the second one version takes under consideration the latest examine and advancements and gives present analyses of recent instruments for microblogging and visible blogging.

Jill Walker Rettberg discusses the methods blogs are built-in into today's mainstream social media ecology, the place reviews and hyperlinks from Twitter and fb can be extra vital than the community among blogs that was once major 5 years in the past, and questions the shift in the direction of elevated commercialization and company keep watch over of blogs. the recent version additionally analyses how shrewdpermanent telephones with cameras and social media have led a shift in the direction of extra visible emphasis in blogs, with pictures and pictures more and more foregrounded.

Authored by means of a scholar-blogger, this enticing ebook is filled with examples that exhibit how running a blog and comparable genres are altering media and communique. It supplies definitions and explains how blogs paintings, exhibits how blogs relate to the historic improvement of publishing and verbal exchange and appears on the methods blogs constitution social networks.

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Interestingly, the channel gained a high percentage of viewership from transregional audiences from Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and Jordan, not only from Lebanon. Rise of Investigative Journalism in the Arab World 37 In 2001, Al Jadeed TV made some radical changes in its branding and programming by including new programmes (Al Jadeed TV, 15 January 2015). The investigative unit at Al Jadeed TV has four journalists, and they produce a weekly programme called Tahta Ta’ilat al-Mas’ouliya, which translates to Subject to Accountability.

Al Masry Al Yawm – Egypt Al Masry Al Yawm was launched in 2006. It was born out of an idea initiated by a group of businessmen who approached former Cairo Times editor Hisham Kassem with a proposal to establish an independent daily newspaper, and Al Masry Al Yawm, which means ‘The Egyptian Today’, was founded the following summer (Tavaana, 15 January 2015). The aim of the newspaper was to address the needs and interests of Egyptian citizens, reporting on local topics such as human rights, civil liberties, and political reform.

The director general at the time, Wadah Khanfar, said this was a groundbreaking initiative, at a time major news networks [were] retreating from investigative journalism the new unit represents an important step forward for the Network, not only to expand the breadth of our reporting, but also to drive further into stories for deeper narratives. (Press release, 29 June 2010) The unit consisted of three investigative teams, whose aim was to conduct their own investigations and also commission stories from external sources for output across all Al Jazeera channels, platforms, and languages (press release, 29 June 2010).

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