Media, Environment and the Network Society by A. Anderson

By A. Anderson

The inside track media has turn into a key area for staging environmental conflicts. via a number of illuminating examples starting from weather swap to grease spills, Media, atmosphere and the community Society presents a well timed and far-reaching research of the media politics of latest environmental debates.

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Also, the tendency for journalists to work as a ‘pack’ on particular news beats (for example, the environment beat) may further reinforce the tendency to over-access particular sources that are regarded as trustworthy (Carlson, 2009). Indeed, some have observed a growing practice for some news outlets to lift unattributed material directly from other media outlets (Phillips, 2013). In a more recent critique of UK journalism investigative journalist, Nick Davies, argues that news selection is governed by ten rules (see below).

1997). The concept of ‘information subsidies’ developed by Gandy (1982) draws attention to the increasing professionalisation of news sources and the development of PR material that fits journalists’ criteria for newsworthiness. He defines it as: ‘an attempt to produce influence over the action of others by controlling their access to and use of information relevant to these actions’ (1982: 61). According to Gandy, government sources have the necessary economic base to allow them to package events in media friendly ways and are therefore likely to become routine sources.

Is Castells’ theory equally applicable to the peoples of more rural and remote regions that are less connected with these technologies? co/ q7e3ucolZC, 14 October 2013 24 Media, Environment and the Network Society The digital divide While Castells is right to point to the growing importance of digital technology in the developed world and their liberating potential, he pays insufficient attention to the digital divide. Take Nepal, for instance. It is situated in South Asia in the Himalayas and it is one of the poorest countries in the world.

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