Media Richness Part-11

El-Shinnaway and Markus hypothesized that, based on Media Richness Theory, individuals would choose to communicate messages over the more rich medium of voice mail than via email, but found that even when sending more equivocal messages, the leaner medium of email was used. Also, it has been indicated that given the expanded capabilities of new media, Media Richness Theory's unidimensional approach to categorizing different communication media in no longer sufficient to capture all the dimensions in which media types can vary...


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Merger Mania in the Media: Can We Still Get All the News We Need? Part-11

By John H. McManus

So concentration can interfere with the public's right to know by limiting the sources of information. The danger is even greater when news media own, or are owned by, non-news businesses. Both situations threaten to create unethical conflicts of interest…


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Merger Mania in the Media: Can We Still Get All the News We Need? Part-1

By John H. McManus

In the print media, concentration of ownership has long been the trend. Just after World War II, four out of five U.S. newspapers were independently owned. By 1989, only one in five was not the property of a chain. In 1981, 20 corporations controlled most of the nation's 11,000 magazines. Only seven years later, the number shrank to three corporations...


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The Social Responsibility Of Social Media

By Bryan Boettger

Of course, it could be argued that this social responsibility goes beyond brands and businesses. Platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, et al could easily integrate systems like these to spread public service messages. These social platforms could become the next milk cartons or digital billboards...

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Editor's Note

Guidelines on Safety for Reporters Covering Conflict 

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The media , the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses (Malcolm X)

In our postmodern culture which is TV dominated, image sensitive, and morally vacuous, personality is everything and character is increasingly irrelevant (David F. Wells)


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