Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781783608171 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783608188 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only

The Mediated City

The News in a Post-Industrial Context

Stephen Coleman, et al.

The Mediated City

Stephen Coleman, et al.

Distributed for Zed Books

300 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781783608171 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783608188 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Mediated City begins by asking: how does news circulate in a major post-industrial city? To answer, Stephen Coleman analyzes a wide-range of practices involved in producing, circulating, and consuming news, and he examines the various ways and mediums through which individuals and groups may find out about, follow, or discuss local issues and events. He directly critiques the assumptions  of many scholars about the centrality of certain news media, and he shows that questions about what news really is and what types of media constitute and deliver it truly matter.

The first book to critically trace the patterns of news circulation within a city, Mediated City is poised to radically change how media scholars consider the local transmission and function of information.
Contents
Figures and tables
Acknowledgements
About the contributors
Introduction: a new news ecology
1 Making sense of/in the city
2 A week in news
3 How citizens receive the news
4 How people make sense of the city
5 The mainstream providers of local news
6 Citizen news-markers and news practices
7 ‘Down there in Chapeltown’
8 Mediating democratic accountability: the case of the care home closures
9 Local news: a different story
Appendices
References
Index
Review Quotes
Chris Anderson, author of Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age
“Drawing on a nuanced conception of what cities are and why they matter, The Mediated City takes seriously the idea that urban communication have shifted drastically in the digital age, but goes far beyond the usual polarized lamentations or celebrations of internet-era journalism. This is an important book.”
Natalie Fenton, Goldsmiths, University of London
“Probably the best study of local news I have ever read. Socially embedded, politically astute, economically concerned and policy aware—this is a must-read for all journalism scholars.”
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
“Anyone who wants to understand how news can help inform citizens, sustain communities and enable democratic politics should read this book. It develops an original and powerful ecological approach to deliver a rich and nuanced analysis that will interest citizens, journalists, and scholars alike.”
Telecommunications Policy
“The volume's snapshot of a turbulent time provides valuable insights.”
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