Television in Africa in the Digital Age Book

Television in Africa in the Digital Age


  • Author : Gilbert Motsaathebe
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030688547

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Television in Africa in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This book places television in Africa in the digital context. It address the onslaught of multimedia platforms, digital migration and implication of this technology for society. The discussions in the chapters contained in this book encompass a wide range of issues such as digital disruption of television news, internet television and video on demand platforms, adaptations, digital migration, business strategies and management approaches, PBS, consumption patterns, scheduling and programming, evangelical television, and many others. The book is an important reading for academics, students and television practitioners. It offers an insightful view of television in Africa.

Publics in Africa in a Digital Age Book

Publics in Africa in a Digital Age


  • Author : Sharath Srinivasan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000433531

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Publics in Africa in a Digital Age Excerpt :

Across Africa, digital media are providing scholars with a reason and opportunity for revisiting the question, and the analytical lens, of publics with new vigour and less normative baggage. This book brings together a rich set of empirically grounded analyses of the diverse digital spaces and networks of communication springing up across the Eastern African region. The contributions offer a plural set of reflections on whether and how we can usefully think about these spaces and networks as convening publics, where citizens come together to discuss matters of common interest. The authors make clear the need to unshackle such studies from slavish acceptance of outsiders’ prescriptions on what constitutes desirable publics. They highlight the importance of being attentive to rapidly changing everyday realities across Africa in which people are coming together around the circulation of ideas in ways that include digital means of communications. In so doing, the contributions bring forward new ways of thinking about, through and with publics, alongside other heritages in Africanist scholarship that have continued salience. Looking outwards from the region, such different perspectives on our digitally mediated world offer theoretical novelty that advances how we think about the notion of publics and their political significance. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies.

African Literature in the Digital Age Book

African Literature in the Digital Age


  • Author : Shola Adenekan
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847012388

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The first book-length study on the relationship between African literature and new media.

Elections and TV News in South Africa Book

Elections and TV News in South Africa


  • Author : Bernadine Jones
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Elections
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030717926

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Elections and TV News in South Africa Excerpt :

This book takes television news seriously. Over the course of nine chapters, Elections and TV News in South Africa shows how six democratic South African general elections, 19942019, were represented on both local and international news broadcasts. It reveals the shifting narratives about South African democracy, coupled with changing and challenging political journalism practices. The book is organised in three parts: the first contains a history of South African democracy and an overview of the South African media environment. The second part is a visual analysis of the South African elections on television news, exploring portrayals of violence, security, power, and populism, and how these fit into normative news values and the ruling partys tightening grip on the media. The final part is a conclusion, a call to action, and a suggestion to improve political journalistic practice. Bernadine Jones is Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Stirling, UK. She was the Next Generation in Social Science Fellow at the University of Cape Town where she completed her PhD, and has published on visual analysis methodology, African representation in news, and political journalism during elections. She is proudly South African.

Media and Technology in Emerging African Democracies Book

Media and Technology in Emerging African Democracies


  • Author : Cosmas U. Nwokeafor
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 2010-09-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761851998

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Media and Technology in Emerging African Democracies Excerpt :

This collection of essays will give students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with some of the best literature in media technology impact in emerging African democracies with relevant concentration on information and communication technology (ICT). Inclusion of several social science disciplines gives students, professionals, and government agencies an interdisciplinary perspective.

Connections for the Digital Age Book

Connections for the Digital Age


  • Author : E. Bryan Carne
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118104545

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Connections for the Digital Age Excerpt :

Explores and analyzes past and current technologies and trends in multimedia communication Digital natives—those persons born in the digital age—have an ever-widening range of wireless-enabled devices at their disposal. They are the drivers of multimedia communications, continually seeking out the technologies and distribution channels that best match their needs. This book outlines the changes in telecommunications that are occurring to meet these needs. It addresses the continually increasing requirement to provide connections that make the electronic encounter as natural and convenient as possible, exploring the vast assortment of devices that exist as part of everyday living for digital natives. Featuring precise diagrams and tables to illustrate the evolving environment, the book begins by describing the competitive interactions of telephone, cable TV, and cellular mobile companies in providing services and content. It outlines the creation of digital multimedia streams and how they are transported, explains what multimedia connections are available, and summarizes the activities of competitors while providing an overview of their markets and customer statistics. This book uniquely covers wireline, optical fiber, cable, and wireless access methods, explaining the coding required to create digital streams. It combines ethernet with provider bridging and multi-protocol label switching and highlights the necessity to serve legacy streams. In addition, the book addresses controversial issue: will incumbent communications providers ever overtake Internet as the chief source of digital feeds and popular contents? Featuring extensive references and a glossary of multimedia terms, Connections for the Digital Age is written for digital natives and other persons with an interest in multimedia communications; industrial, commercial, and financial managers; engineers; software professionals and Internet specialists; and students at technical schools and universities.

African Language Media Book

African Language Media


  • Author : Abiodun Salawu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000223958

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This edited volume considers why the African language press is unstable and what can be done to develop quality African language journalism into a sustainable business. Providing an overview of the African language journalism landscape, this book examines the challenges of operating sustainable African language media businesses. The chapters explore the political economy and management of African language media and consider case studies of the successes and failures of African language newspapers, as well as the challenges of developing quality journalism. Covering print and digital newspapers and broadcast journalism, this book will be of interest to scholars of media and journalism in Africa.

African Languages in a Digital Age Book

African Languages in a Digital Age


  • Author : Don Osborn
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9780796922496

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African Languages in a Digital Age Excerpt :

Offering practical approaches to finding a place for African languages in the information revolution, this overview lays the foundation for more effectively bridging the "digital divide" by finding new solutions to old problems. Conducted by the PanAfrican Localization project under the sponsorship of Canada’s International Development Research Center, this survey explores obstacles that impede greater use of African languages in computer software and internet content, assesses possible solutions and maps for their reach, and identifies future trends in the field. Among the key issues discussed are the importance of localization in the African context; barriers to more widespread use of African languages in internet computer technology; and by whom, for which languages, and in which countries efforts are being made. Central to the discussion is the introduction of the concept of "localization ecology" to account for the key factors, facilitate discussion of their interaction, and call attention to how planning and implementing localization can and should consider these issues.

How to Succeed in the Digital Age Book

How to Succeed in the Digital Age


  • Author : Rupert Stadler
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9783956010781

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How to Succeed in the Digital Age Excerpt :

It’s starting to look as if the whirlwind of the Internet revolution might be petering out to a gentle breeze. The customer’s new position of power is now a well-established fact. For the business world, Facebook and Twitter accounts, coupled with an attractive website, now rank high on most checklists for corporate success. But is that really enough? In a world where even the smallest air current can build into a powerful storm, it can obviously prove to be a mistake not to keep a constant watch on the ever-changing digitalization trend – the trend that is generating new data and networking ever more physical products all the time. How fast can an online post by a single disgruntled customer call forth hordes of angry users that can do lasting damage to a company’s reputation? Could data be the key to business success in the future? Success in the Digital Age is the first-ever collection of success stories and reports of real-world experiences by 17 CEOs and leading executives from a diverse range of industries as well as leading academics.

Media Anthropology for the Digital Age Book

Media Anthropology for the Digital Age


  • Author : Anna Cristina Pertierra
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-01-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509508471

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Media Anthropology for the Digital Age Excerpt :

The field of anthropology took a long time to discover the significance of media in modern culture. In this important new book, Anna Pertierra tells the story of how a field - once firmly associated with the study of esoteric cultures - became a central part of the global study of media and communication. She recounts the rise of anthropological studies of media, the discovery of digital cultures, and the embrace of ethnographic methods by media scholars around the world. Bringing together longstanding debates in sociocultural anthropology with recent innovations in digital cultural research, this book explains how anthropology fits into the story and study of media in the contemporary world. It charts the mutual disinterest and subsequent love affair that has taken place between the fields of anthropology and media studies in order to understand how and why such a transformation has taken place. Moreover, the book shows how the theories and methods of anthropology offer valuable ways to study media from a ground-level perspective and to understand the human experience of media in the digital age. Media Anthropology for the Digital Age will be of interest to students and scholars of media and communication, anthropology, and cultural studies, as well as anyone wanting to understand the use of anthropology across wider cultural debates.

Racism  Ethnicity and the Media in Africa Book

Racism Ethnicity and the Media in Africa


  • Author : Winston Mano
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857726803

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In today's Africa racism and ethnicity have been implicated in serious conflicts - from Egypt to Mali to South Africa - that have cost lives and undermined efforts to achieve national cohesion and meaningful development. Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa sets about rethinking the role of media and communication in perpetuating, reinforcing and reining in racism, absolute ethnicity and other discriminations across Africa. It goes beyond the customary discussion of media racism and ethnic stereotyping to critically address broader issues of identity, belonging and exclusion. Topics covered include racism in South African newspapers, pluralist media debates in Kenya, media discourses on same-sex relations in Uganda and ethnicised news coverage in Nigerian newspapers.

Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas Book

Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas


  • Author : Passarelli, Brasilina
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-09-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 531
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466687417

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Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas Excerpt :

The way we talk, work, learn, and think has been greatly shaped by modern technology. These lifestyle changes have made digital literacy the new written literacy, where those who are not able to use computers are unable to function and perform everyday tasks. The Handbook of Research on Comparative Approaches to the Digital Age Revolution in Europe and the Americas explores the new ways that technology is shaping our society and the advances it is bringing, along with potential drawbacks, such as human jobs being replaced by computers. This expansive handbook is an essential reference source for students, academics, and professionals in the fields of communication, information technology, sociology, social policy, and education; it will also prove of interest to policymakers, funding-agencies, and digital inclusion program developers. This handbook features a broad scope of research-based articles on topics including, but not limited to, computational thinking, e-portfolios, e-citizenship, digital inclusion policies, and information literacy as a form of community empowerment.

Television Studies  The Basics Book

Television Studies The Basics


  • Author : Toby Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-12-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136988868

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Television Studies: The Basics is a lively introduction to the study of a powerful medium. It examines the major theories and debates surrounding production and reception over the years and considers both the role and future of television. Topics covered include: broadcasting history and technology institutions and ownership genre and content audiences Complete with global case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading, this is an invaluable and engaging resource for those interested in how to study television.

African Cinema and Human Rights Book

African Cinema and Human Rights


  • Author : Mette Hjort
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253039460

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Bringing theory and practice together, African Cinema and Human Rights argues that moving images have a significant role to play in advancing the causes of justice and fairness. The contributors to this volume identify three key ways in which film can achieve these goals: documenting human rights abuses and thereby supporting the claims of victims and goals of truth and reconciliation within larger communities; legitimating, and consequently solidifying, an expanded scope for human rights; and promoting the realization of social and economic rights. Including the voices of African scholars, scholar-filmmakers, African directors Jean-Marie Teno and Gaston Kaboré, and researchers whose work focuses on transnational cinema, this volume explores overall perspectives, and differences of perspective, pertaining to Africa, human rights, and human rights filmmaking alongside specific case studies of individual films and areas of human rights violations. With its interdisciplinary scope, attention to practitioners' self-understandings, broad perspectives, and particular case studies, African Cinema and Human Rights is a foundational text that offers questions, reflections, and evidence that help us to consider film's ideal role within the context of our ever-continuing struggle towards a more just global society.

Digital Access and E Government  Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries Book

Digital Access and E Government Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries


  • Author : Mothataesi Sebina, Peter Mazebe II
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466658691

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Access to government information faces many roadblocks in developing and emerging economies due to lack of appropriate legal frameworks and other requisite information laws. However, there is hope that many countries are now recognizing the importance of providing access to public information resources. Digital Access and E-Government: Perspectives from Developing and Emerging Countries explores the relationships that exist between access to information laws and e-government. It shares the strategies used in encouraging access to information in a variety of jurisdictions and environments, to be of use to e-government designers and practitioners, policymakers, and university professors.