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Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society

Book Description

Media events have been described as broadcasts that involve an engaged audience viewing the same event simultaneously; though this definition is still relevant, the way media outlets interact with and react to their audiences has greatly changed. This is in part due to the emergence of social media platforms which allow a participatory audience, something that genre-specific television channels now rely on. Because these genre-specific, 24-hour channels seek to hook viewers with hyperbolic presentation and the illusion of large media events, the original definition must be adapted. Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society seeks to re-define the role of the media in relaying information about current events within a modern context. Determining what constitutes as and the proper presentation of a media event is of great importance given the ubiquity of media consumption. This book approaches the topic from historical, ceremonial, and globally cultural perspectives while addressing news, sports, and other significant current events. It is a vital resource for students and teachers of communication, media, and journalism, professionals in the media industry, policy makers, and sociologists.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. Media Events in a Global Context
    2. TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA, AND MEDIA EVENTS
    3. HISTORICAL CRISES AND MEDIA EVENTS
    4. CEREMONIAL MEDIA EVENTS
    5. SPORTING COMPETITION AS MEDIA EVENTS
    6. REFERENCES
  6. Section 1: Television, New Media, and Media Events
    1. Chapter 1: Global Media Events
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: DAYAN AND KATZ REVISITED
      3. CONCLUSION: GLOBAL MEDIA EVENTS AS NETWORKS
      4. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 2: The Media Event as Enhanced News Story
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: Twitter and Blogs in Social Movements
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT AND FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 4: Critical Role of Emotions in Media Events
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MEDIA EVENTS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ENDNOTE
  7. Section 2: Historical Crises and Media Events
    1. Chapter 5: Integrative Disruption
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MEDIA EVENTS: INTEGRATIVE OR DISRUPTIVE?
      4. LIVE: FROM 688 METRES BELOW GROUND
      5. EMPHASIS, PERFORMATIVITY, LOYALTY AND SHARED VIEWING EXPERIENCE
      6. ANALYSIS: NARRATING THE RESCUE AS IT UNFOLDS
      7. CELEBRATING A UNITED NATION
      8. TWO (UN)EQUAL MEN
      9. A FLEETING GLIMPSE?
      10. CONCLUDING REMARKS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 6: The Crisis of Public Health as a Media Event
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 7: Humanitarian Media Events
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TOWARDS A THEORY OF HUMANITARIAN MEDIA EVENTS
      4. RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 8: Sociological School of Bucharest's Publications and the Romanian Political Propaganda in the Interwar Period
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. MOTTO: CREED OF THE SENTINELS OF THE MOTHERLAND
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. THE POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL INDOCTRINATION OF THE YOUTH
      5. THE PERSONALITY CULT OF KING CAROL II
      6. THE FAILURE OF THE MONARCHICAL AUTHORITY REGIME
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
  8. Section 3: Ceremonial Media Events
    1. Chapter 9: Media Events, Jewish Religious Holydays, and the Israeli Press
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MEDIA RITUAL AND RELIGIOUS HOLYDAY RITUAL
      4. THE JEWISH RELIGIOUS HOLYDAY CYCLE
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. THE SECULAR PRESS AND THE RELIGIOUS PRESS
      7. MEDIATED JUDAISM AND TRADITIONAL JUDAISM
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTE
    2. Chapter 10: More Hope!
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: THE “CRITICAL TURN” IN MEDIA EVENTS RESEARCH
      4. CASES STUDIES OF HOPE: THREE CONTEMPORARY CEREMONIAL MEDIA EVENTS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 11: The Last Historic TV Star?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT: MANDELA AND MEDIA EVENTS
      4. DEATH AND THE MEDIA EVENT
      5. THE DEATH OF THE MEDIA EVENT?
      6. TELEVISION AND SOCIAL MEDIA: A SELF-PERPETUATING LOOP
      7. THE QUESTION OF LEGITIMACY: SOCIAL MEDIA VS. TELEVISION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTE
    4. Chapter 12: The Black Panther Has Died
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE DEMISE OF EUSÉBIO: THE UPHOLDING DEFINITION OF THE MEDIA EVENT
      4. A DEATH MEDIA EVENT
      5. PUBLIC MOURNING
      6. CONCLUSION: A TELE-RITUAL
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
  9. Section 4: Sporting Competition as Media Events
    1. Chapter 13: Between Sports Event and Media Event
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND CONTEXT
      3. RESEARCH AIMS AND METHODOLOGY
      4. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ENDNOTE
    2. Chapter 14: Sport Omnibus Events as Media Shows
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RISE OF THE SPORT OMNIBUS EVENTS ON THE GLOBALIZED PUBLIC AGENDA
      4. THE CONSTITUTIVE DIMENSIONS OF THE SPORT MEDIA EVENTS
      5. CONCLUSION: FROM THE MEDIA SPORT EVENT TO THE MEDIA SPORT EVENT MOSAIC
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 15: Bollywood Sporting Spectacles
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
  10. Related References
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors