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Title Social media and the politics of reportage : the 'Arab Spring' / Saba Bebawi and Diana Bossio [editors]
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
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Contents Introduction -- Interactions and Challenges. Journalism during the Arab Spring: Interactions and Challenges / Diana Bossio -- The Context for Discussion of the Arab Spring Protests -- Interaction between Journalists and Activists During the Arab Spring -- Social Media Revolutions? -- The Interaction between Journalists and Activists During the Arab Spring -- The Arab Spring on Twitter: Language Communities in #egypt and #libya / Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield -- Al Jazeera English's Networked Journalism During the 2011 Egyptian Uprising / William Lafi Youmans -- Networked Journalism -- Al Jazeera English and Networked Journalism -- Political effects. Syrian activists in Russia: the Limits of Visibility in a Hostile Host Country / Mervi Pantti and Evgeniya Boklage -- Diaspora Activism as Personalised Civic Action -- Publicising the Protest: the Syrian diaspora as a key activist cluster -- Media Activism in the Syrian Diaspora in Russia -- Practices and Networks -- Online and Offline Mobilisation of Support -- High-risk Activism in Russia -- Twitter-ized Revolution: Extending the Governance Empire / Robert Imre and Stephen Owen -- The Revolution will (not) be Tweeted: Protests and Political Mobilisation in Iran -- Protests and Cyber-utopianism in the Ukraine: the Orange revolution -- Ukrainian and Iranian Protests and the Problematisation of Online Networks -- Predicting the Future. A Shift in Media Power: The Mediated Public Sphere During the "Arab Spring" / Saba Bebawi -- Centres of Power and the Public Sphere -- Institutional Journalists using Social Media -- Social Media using Institutional Media Reports -- Social Media as Independent Media -- A Power Shift?
Summary Social Media and the Politics of Reportage explores the role of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs, within the field of global journalism with a focus on the recent protests during the 'Arab Spring'. The book is timely as it deals with the transforming media landscape during crisis reporting as a result of the rise of social media news coverage and usage. Specifically, this book focuses on the journalistic challenges, issues and opportunities that have arisen as a result of social media increasingly being used as a form of crisis reporting. The 'Arab Spring' has been represented in the mainstream media as a 'social media revolution'; the hyperbole of headlines claims a seismic shift away from the traditional news correspondence and towards an era of citizen journalism and social media reporting
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arab Spring, 2010-
Citizen journalism -- Political aspects -- Africa, North.
Citizen journalism -- Political aspects -- Arab countries.
Online journalism -- Political aspects -- Africa, North.
Online journalism -- Political aspects -- Arab countries.
Social media -- Political aspects -- Africa, North.
Social media -- Political aspects -- Arab countries.
Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011- -- Press coverage
Libya -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Mass media and the war.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Mass media and the war.
Form Electronic book
Author Bebawi, Saba, 1974- editor
Bossio, Diana, 1980- editor
ISBN 1137361409 (electronic bk)
9781137361400 (electronic bk)