The Resource NGOs as newsmakers : the changing landscape of international news, Matthew Powers, (ebook)

NGOs as newsmakers : the changing landscape of international news, Matthew Powers, (ebook)

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NGOs as newsmakers : the changing landscape of international news
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NGOs as newsmakers
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the changing landscape of international news
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Matthew Powers
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eng
Summary
As traditional news outlets' international coverage has waned, several prominent nongovernmental organizations have taken on a growing number of seemingly journalistic functions. Groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and M<U+00da>decins Sans Fronti<U+00de>res send reporters to gather information and provide analysis and assign photographers and videographers to boost the visibility of their work. Digital technologies and social media have increased the potential for NGOs to communicate directly with the public, bypassing traditional gatekeepers. But have these efforts changed and expanded traditional news practices and coverage-and are there consequences to blurring the lines between reporting and advocacy?In NGOs as Newsmakers, Matthew Powers analyzes the growing role NGOs play in shaping-and sometimes directly producing-international news. Drawing on interviews, observations, and content analysis, he charts the dramatic growth in NGO news-making efforts, examines whether these efforts increase the organizations' chances of garnering news coverage, and analyzes the effects of digital technologies on publicity strategies. Although the contemporary media environment offers NGOs greater opportunities to shape the news, Powers finds, it also subjects them to news-media norms. While advocacy groups can and do provide coverage of otherwise ignored places and topics, they are still dependent on traditional media and political elites and influenced by the expectations of donors, officials, journalists, and NGOs themselves. Through an unprecedented glimpse into NGOs' newsmaking efforts, Powers portrays the possibilities and limits of NGOs as newsmakers amid the transformations of international news, with important implications for the intersections of journalism and advocacy
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Midwest
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Powers, Matthew
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070.4/332
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Reuters Institute global journalism series
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  • Foreign news
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Non-governmental organizations
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adult
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NGOs as newsmakers : the changing landscape of international news, Matthew Powers, (ebook)
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9780231545754
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MWT12065381
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NGOs as newsmakers : the changing landscape of international news, Matthew Powers, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231545754
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12065381
Specific material designation
remote
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12065381
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MWT12065381
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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