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Title Communications research in action : scholar-activist collaborations for a democratic public sphere / edited by Philip M. Napoli and Minna Aslama
Published New York : Fordham University Press, [2011]
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Series Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker book series
Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker book series.
Contents Introduction / Minna Aslama and Philip M. Napoli -- Explorations of movement actors : strategies, impacts, and needs. Digital inclusion : working both sides of the equation / Dorothy Kidd and Eloise Lee -- Engaging in scholar-activist communications in Canada / Leslie Regan Shade -- Toward a taxonomy for public interest communications infrastructure / Dharma Dailey and Alison Powell -- Media ownership : bridging research and regulation. Big media, little kids : the impact of ownership concentration on the availability of television programming for children / Katharine E. Heintz and Christina Romano Glaubke -- Minority commercial radio ownership : assessing FCC licensing and consolidation policies / Catherine J.K. Sandoval -- Cross-ownership, markets, and content on local TV news / Danilo Yanich -- Alternative and community media : discovering needs and opportunities. Measuring community radio's impact : lessons on collaboration / Graciela León Orozco -- Youth channel all-city : mapping the media needs and interests of urban youth / Isabel Castellanos, Amy Bach, and Rachel Kulick -- Mobile voices : projecting the voices of immigrant workers by appropriating mobile phones for popular communication / The VozMob Project -- Community connect : a network of civic spaces for public communication in North Dakota / Lana F. Rakow and Diana Iulia Nastasia -- Communications infrastructure : rethinking rights. Telecommunications convergence and consumer rights in Brazil / Estela Waksberg Guerrini, Diogo Moyses, and Daniela Batalha Trettel -- Citizen political enfranchisement and information access : telecommunications services in rural and remote areas / Richard S. Wolff -- Open access in Africa : the case of Mauritius / Russell Southwood, Abiodun Jagun, and Willie Currie -- Public FM project : supporting the licensing of new noncommercial FM radio stations for students and community usage / Todd Urick -- Assessment : creating support for scholar-activist collaboration. Cultures of collaboration in media research / Joe Karaganis -- Engendering scholar-activist collaborations : an evaluator's perspective / Catherine Borgman-Arboleda -- Conclusion / Minna Aslama and Philip M. Napoli
Summary "One of the most glaring shortcomings of the field of communications is our limited study of communication and information policy, and the limited impact of the scholarship we do produce on crucial policy debates in this area. Communications Research in Action is a major step toward remedying this deficit, in part by providing a wealth of methodologically diverse research that is both rigorous and relevant, and in part by providing a blueprint for how such research can be conducted in the future."--Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
"This volume is an important contribution to academic and activist knowledge. It is ambitious in the range of issues areas it covers, challenging in the depth and breadth of analysis of the individual chapters. All in all, this is a treasure trove of new insights, experiences, and innovative approaches to politically committed and scholarly work that aim to make a difference."--Marianne Franklin, Goldsmiths, University of London
A synergy between academia and activism has long been a goal of both scholars and advocacy organizations in communications research. The essays in Communications Research in Action demonstrate, for the first time in one volume, how an effective partnership between the two can contribute to a more democratic public sphere by helping to break down the digital divide to allow greater access to critical technologies, democratizing the corporate ownership of the media industry and offering myriad opportunities for varied articulation of individuals' ideas
Essays spanning topics such as the effect of ownership concentration on children's television programming, the media's impact on community building, and the global consequences of communications research will not only be valuable to scholars, activists, and media policymakers but will also be instrumental in serving as a template for further exploration in collaboration. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communication policy.
Communication -- Social aspects.
Mass media policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Aslama, Minna, editor
Napoli, Philip M., editor
LC no. 2010033994
ISBN 0823233480
0823237508 (electronic bk)
9780823237500 (electronic bk)