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    The uses of seriousness: Arab journalists tweet the 2011-12 uprisings

    Markham, Tim (2013) The uses of seriousness: Arab journalists tweet the 2011-12 uprisings. In: Gordon, J. and Rowinski, P. and Stewart, G. (eds.) Br(e)aking the News: Journalism, Politics and New Media. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, pp. 145-164. ISBN 9783034309042.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The answers to these questions reflect the themes of this book. The chapters are by experienced journalists, academics and practitioners in the field. They unravel and clearly present the recent and on-going developments in journalism and the press around the globe, including the US, Europe, Asia and Africa. Chapters deal with the phone hacking and data thefts in the UK that provoked a major inquiry into press ethics and standards. Twitter is examined and found to be a valuable tool for reporters in the Arab world and research shows how, in Australia, readers use Twitter to pass along news topics. Chapters also explore the use of the mobile phone to access news in sub-Saharan Nigeria, the role of media magnates in presenting political views in Europe, and Wikipedia’s representation of conflict. This collection of fourteen chapters by leading authors examines journalism as practised today and what we might expect from it in the future.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2013 09:44
    Last Modified: 09 Feb 2021 21:35
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8366

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