By Suzanne Lischer
Für das Schweizer Fernsehen (SRG SSR idée suisse) stellt sich die Frage nach der Qualität im Zusammenhang mit seinem Programmauftrag (Art. 24 RTVG) und seiner Rolle als provider public-Unternehmen. Die Konzession der SRG, die den Programmauftrag konkretisiert, stellt demgemäß besondere Anforderungen an die Qualität der SRG-Programme. Vor diesem Hintergrund prüft Suzanne Lischer, welche Merkmale das SRG-Programm aufweisen muss, damit es den Qualitätsvorgaben entspricht und somit seinem Service-public-Anspruch gerecht wird. Die Autorin stellt die Entwicklung und Anwendung eines intersubjektiv nachvollziehbaren Modells, welches die vertiefende inhaltsanalytische Prüfung der konzessionsrechtlichen Qualitätsvorgaben für die SRG-Programme erlaubt, in den Mittelpunkt der empirischen Untersuchung. Sie verdeutlicht, dass sich die vorhandenen Qualitätskriterien und die neu entwickelten Indikatoren in der Empirie bewährt haben. Die entwickelte Methode erweist sich in unterschiedlichen Forschungskontexten als anwendbar und leistet somit einen weiterführenden Beitrag für die Fernsehprogrammforschung.
By Janet Staiger
Archie Bunker. Jed. Laverne and Shirley. Cliff Huxtable. through the whole heritage of yank prime-time tv simply 4 sitcoms were real blockbusters, with Nielsen scores a ways above the second one- and third-rated courses. Weekly, hundreds of thousands of usa citizens of all ages have been creating a specified attempt to show at the set to work out what Archie, Jed, Laverne, and Cliff have been doing that week. The wild acclaim for those shows--All within the Family, The Beverly Hillbillies, Laverne & Shirley (and its associate Happy Days), and The Cosby Show--left commentators bewildered through the tastes and personal tastes of the yankee public. How will we account for the large allure of those sitcoms, and the way does it determine into the heritage of community prime-time television?
Janet Staiger solutions those questions by way of detailing the myriad components that move into the development of mass audiences. Treating the 4 indicates as case experiences, she deftly balances real motives (for example, the effect of VCRs and cable on community domination of television) with extra interpretative ones (for instance, the transformation of The Beverly Hillbillies from a well-liked convey detested through the critics, to a blockbuster after its elevation because the critics' darling), and juxtaposes industry-based purposes (for instance, the ways that television indicates derive good fortune from placement within the weekly programming agenda) with stylistic factors (how, for example, sure indicates create excitement from a repetition and edition of a formula).
Staiger concludes that due to alterations within the undefined, those exhibits have been a phenomenon that can by no means be repeated. And whereas the western or the night-time cleaning soap has now and then captured public realization, Blockbuster TV continues that the sitcom has been THE style to draw humans to the tube, and that with out knowing the sitcom, we won't adequately comprehend the position of tv in our culture.
By Harold Adams Innis
It has been stated that with no Harold A. Innis there might have been no Marshall McLuhan. Empire and Communications is one in all Innis's most crucial contributions to the controversy approximately how media effect the advance of cognizance and societies. during this foundational paintings, he lines humanity's flow from the oral culture of preliterate cultures to the digital media of modern occasions. alongside the way in which, he offers his personal influential innovations of oral conversation, time and area bias, and monopolies of data.
By James E. Katz, Mark Aakhus
Cellphones have an effect on each element of our own lives. they've got remodeled social practices and adjusted the way in which we do enterprise, but strangely little severe educational paintings has been performed on them. This booklet reviews the impression of the cell phone on modern society from a social medical point of view. delivering a accomplished evaluate of cellphones and social interplay, it includes an advent masking the foremost matters, a sequence of special nationwide reviews and a last part analyzing particular concerns.
By Kenneth Tan
Via shut readings of latest made-in-Singapore motion pictures (by Jack Neo, Eric Khoo, and Royston Tan) and tv courses (Singapore Idol, sitcoms, and dramas), this publication explores the chances and obstacles of resistance inside a complicated capitalist-industrial society whose authoritarian govt skillfully negotiates the dangers and possibilities of balancing its on-going nation-building venture and its "global urban" aspirations. This e-book adopts a framework encouraged by way of Antonio Gramsci that identifies ideological struggles in artwork and pop culture, yet keeps the significance of Herbert Marcuse's one-dimensional society research as theoretical limits to acknowledge the ability of authoritarian capitalism to subsume artworks and pop culture whilst they try consciously--even every now and then successfully--to negate and oppose dominant hegemonic formations.
By Michael Starks
From the very starting, filmmakers have struggled to loose themselves from censorship and manipulation via special-interest teams, and this fight is obviously obtrusive within the historical past of drug motion pictures. Cocaine Fiends and Reefer insanity is an exhaustive exploration of the historical past of the depiction of psychoactive medications in movies from Thomas Edison's Opium Smoker (1894) to Cocaine Cowboys (1978), incorporated are over four hundred silent and 1,000 sound movies in addition to approximately 500 drug-abuse motion pictures, eighty five experimental motion pictures, and one hundred thirty five tv courses. greater than one hundred fifty stills, so much by no means ahead of released and lots of super infrequent, illustrate the textual content. prepared chronologically in addition to by way of drug sort and sometimes through kingdom, this booklet indicates that, faraway from being a contemporary phenomenon, drug motion pictures have been made in approximately each state and interval that produced an important physique of films.
Visit Edison's first movie studio, think of the filmic results of Cocteau's opium habit with Kenneth Anger's early reports with magic mushrooms, see Charles Laughton smuggling cocaine within a statute of the Buddha, and watch Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., eating great amounts of opium and cocaine in a global warfare I Sherlock Holmes parody.
By Marie Gillespie
For 'ethnic minorities' in Britain, broadcast television offers robust representations of nationwide and 'western' tradition. In Southall - which has the most important inhabitants of 'South Asians' open air the Indian sub-continent - the VCR furnishes Hindi motion pictures, 'sacred soaps' reminiscent of the Mahabharata, and relatives video clips of rites of passage, in addition to mainstream American movies. tv, Ethnicity and Cultural switch examines how television and video are getting used to recreate cultural traditions in the 'South Asian' diaspora, and the way also they are catalysing cultural switch during this neighborhood community.Marie Gillespie explores how adolescents negotiate among the parental and peer, neighborhood and international, nationwide and overseas contexts and culturess which traverse their lives. Articulating their very own preoccupations with tv narratives, they either reaffirm and problem parental traditions, formulating their very own aspirations in the direction of cultural change.Marie Gillespie's in-depth learn bargains a useful survey of ways cultures are formed and altered via people's recreative reception of the media.
By Mia Consalvo, Charles Ess
The guide of web experiences brings jointly scholars from various fields to discover the profound shift that has happened in how we speak and event our global as we've got moved from the economic period into the age of electronic media. offers a variety of unique essays through confirmed students in every little thing from on-line ethics to ways that indiginous peoples now use the InternetLooks on the function of the web in glossy societies, and the ongoing improvement of net reports as a tutorial fieldExplores web experiences via heritage, society, tradition, and the way forward for on-line mediaProvides introductory frameworks to flooring and orientate the scholar, whereas additionally supplying more matured students with a handy and complete review of the newest developments and demanding instructions within the many components of web study
By Mia Consalvo, Charles Ess
The guide of net reports brings jointly scholars from various fields to discover the profound shift that has happened in how we converse and event our international as we've got moved from the commercial period into the age of electronic media. offers quite a lot of unique essays by way of proven students in every thing from on-line ethics to ways that indiginous peoples now use the InternetLooks on the function of the web in smooth societies, and the ongoing improvement of web experiences as a tutorial fieldExplores net experiences via heritage, society, tradition, and the way forward for on-line mediaProvides introductory frameworks to flooring and orientate the coed, whereas additionally delivering more matured students with a handy and finished review of the most recent tendencies and significant instructions within the many parts of net examine
By Jim Collins
Jim Collins argues that postmodernism and pop culture have jointly undermined the grasp process of "culture." via taking a look at quite a lot of texts and types he investigates what occurs to the inspiration of tradition as soon as varied discourses start to envision that tradition in conflicting methods, developing frequently contradictory visions of it concurrently.