- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: September 2020
- Print publication year: 2020
- Online ISBN: 9781108886260
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108886260
This agenda-setting volume brings together leading scholars of media and public life to grapple with how media research can make sense of the massive changes rocking politics and the media world. Each author identifies a 'most pressing' question for scholars working at the intersection of journalism, politics, advocacy, and technology. The authors then suggest different research approaches designed to highlight real-world stakes and offer a path toward responsive, productive action. Chapters explore our 'datafied' lives, journalism's deep responsibilities and daunting challenges, media's inclusions (and non-inclusions), the riddle of digital engagement, and the obligations scholars must attempt to meet in an era of networked information. The result is a rich forum that addresses how media transformations carry serious implications for public life. Original, provocative, and generative, this book is international in its orientation and makes a compelling case for public scholarship.
Mike Ananny - Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg
Zizi Papacharissi - Professor and Head of the Communication Department and Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
Barbie Zelizer - Raymond Williams Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
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