Journalism and Eyewitness Images: Digital Media, by Mette Mortensen

By Mette Mortensen

Building at the gigantic learn carried out on struggle and media because the Seventies, students at the moment are learning the electronic transformation of the construction of reports. Little scholarly cognizance has been paid, although, to non-professional, eyewitness visuals, even if this style holds a nonetheless higher touching on the best way conflicts are fought, communicated, and coated through the scoop media. This quantity examines the facility of latest applied sciences for developing and disseminating photos relating to conflicts. Mortensen offers a theoretical framework and makes use of case experiences to enquire the influence of non-professional photographs in regards to crucial matters in today’s media panorama: together with new media applied sciences and democratic swap, the political mobilization and censorship of pictures, the ethics of spectatorship, and the transferring position of the mainstream information media within the electronic age.

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