In an age of proliferating media and information resources, who has the facility to outline truth? whilst the dominant media declared the lifestyles of WMDs in Iraq, did that make it a truth? at the present time, the "Social internet" (sometimes referred to as internet 2.0, groupware, or the participatory internet) -- epitomized by means of blogs, viral movies, and YouTube -- creates new pathways for truths to emerge and makes attainable new strategies for media activism. In Digital Media and Democracy, prime students in media and communique reviews, media activists, newshounds, and artists discover the contradiction on the center of the connection among fact and gear this present day: the truth that the unconventional democratization of data and multiplication of assets and voices made attainable via electronic media coexists with the blatant falsification of knowledge via political and company powers. The publication maps a brand new electronic media panorama that includes citizen journalism, The day-by-day express, running a blog, and substitute media. The participants talk about huge questions of media and politics, supply nuanced analyses of swap in journalism, and adopt specified examinations of using web-based media in shaping political and social routine. The chapters contain not just essays via famous media students but additionally interviews with such newshounds and media activists as Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Media issues host Robert McChesney, and Hassan Ibrahim of Al Jazeera.
Contributors and intervieweesShaina Anand, Chris Atton, Megan Boler, Axel Bruns, Jodi Dean, Ron Deibert, Deepa Fernandes, Amy Goodman, Brian Holmes, Hassan Ibrahim, Geert Lovink, Nathalie Magnan, Robert McChesney, Graham Meikle, Susan Moeller, Alessandra Renzi, Ricardo Rosas, Trebor Scholz, D. Travers Scott, Rebecca Statzel.