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    University Park, PA 16802
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  • Amit Schejter is Associate Professor of Communications and co-director of the Institute for Information Policy at the... moreedit
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This article on the civic struggles of residents of the demolished Bedouin village of Al-’Arakeeb in Israel demonstrates how social media have helped marginalized communities acquire a voice. It is based on site visits to the village over... more
This article on the civic struggles of residents of the demolished Bedouin village of Al-’Arakeeb in Israel demonstrates how social media have helped marginalized communities acquire a voice. It is based on site visits to the village over the course of a year beginning in July 2010, and on interviews with residents, Bedouin and Jewish activists, and journalists covering the conflict. Media strategies of villagers and activists are described and analyzed, and use of new and old media by people with limited access to telecommunications infrastructure is explored. Subsequent news accounts of the strug- gle and the journalist interviews point to a multifaceted role social media play in progressive social change for the Bedouin.
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The recent merger of News Corp. and Dow Jones highlights the latest threat to the integrity of business news in the United States and beyond. We argue that this threat comes from the mingling of journalistic and commercially motivated... more
The recent merger of News Corp. and Dow Jones highlights the latest threat to the integrity of business news in the United States and beyond. We argue that this threat comes from the mingling of journalistic and commercially motivated speech, and especially, from the latter masquerading as the former. Using the “speech transparency theory” framework, we recommend separating institutionally or editorially commercial and journalistic speech to create a more transparent environment for the consumption of business news.
Abstract The media have traditionally been assigned a role in creating a unified national identity, a process that has often come at the expense of recognizing the distinct identities of minority groups.
Access to comparable telephone services at affordable prices for all telephone customers, wherever they live, has been a policy goal of both the Federal government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for decades, with the federal... more
Access to comparable telephone services at affordable prices for all telephone customers, wherever they live, has been a policy goal of both the Federal government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for decades, with the federal government having the further objective to achieve comparable rural and urban prices. At the same time both have also set out to promote competition in the telecommunications market as a means for achieving most of their policy goals.
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