Category Archives: Communication & Media

On SAGE Insight: Pokémon GO: Mobile media play, place-making, and the digital wayfarer

Special Section From Mobile Media & Communication Over the first weeks of July 2016, a strange phenomenon began to unfold. People across several countries downloaded the Pokémon GO app and entered an augmented reality (AR), wandering their neighborhoods and public spaces in … Continue reading

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Download a Free Checklist for Smoking Out Fake News

In an era of post-truth and alternative facts, fake news at times seems to be running rings around its legitimate counterpart — “falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it,” as the maxim has it. While this apparent trend makes … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Does the alcohol industry influence the policy debate on alcohol to favor its own interests over public interests?

Article title: Drink wisely Australians, but keep drinking: does the alcohol industry in Australia frame the discourse on alcohol to maintain hegemony? From Media International Australia DrinkWise Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2005 by the alcohol industry. According … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Guardians of the Internet: Building and Sustaining the Anonymous Online Community

From Organization Studies Online communities have displaced or become complements to organizations such as churches, labor unions and political groups which have traditionally been at the center of collective action. Yet, despite their growing influence and support of faster, cheaper … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Misogyny Online- A Short (and Brutish) History

Author: Emma A. Jane – University of New South Wales, Australia Misogyny Online Misogyny Online – A Short (and Brutish) History is featured on SAGE Insight to celebrate Academic Book Week Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Social Media for Academics

Author: Mark Carrigan Social Media for Academics is featured on SAGE Insight to celebrate Academic Book Week Social media is an increasingly important part of academic life that can be a fantastic medium for promoting your work, networking with colleagues … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Trump Show

From Television & New Media This paper outlines how Donald Trump’s emergence as the Republican front-runner of the 2016 U.S. presidential election has triggered analysis of reality TV’s impact on the political process. Across blog posts, op-eds, and think pieces, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The future of the BBC: A closer inspection of the white paper  

Article title: Not as nice as it looks From British Journalism Review The new British Broadcasting Corporation charter is due to start on January 1, 2017. This will see the BBC through a centenary that many assumed it would never … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Right to anonymity under threat

Special report From Index on Censorship Magazine In July, India’s women and child development minister, Maneke Gandhi announced a creation of a new “cyber cell” to monitor instances of women being abused by online trolls. However, although this would not … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight:  On the Role of Emotion in the Future of Journalism

From Social Media + Society Technology is as much the source of journalism as it is a force acting upon it. Emotion drives people’s increasingly intimate relationships with technology, fuels engagement with news and information, and inspires professionals to pursue … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Fall and Television Noir

From Television and New Media This article analyzes the Belfast-set BBC series The Fall (2013–) as an illustrative example of television noir. It aims to use noir scholarship to investigate The Fall’s complex gender politics and genre position, and, more … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: A giant that may eat us: The missing social purpose of Journalism for Facebook

From British Journalism Review Facebook has created and defined an entirely new industry between media, communications and entertainment that we call “social media”, taking full advantage of the vast opportunity of unregulated business with a global audience. Facebook speaks little … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special issue: Reading in the Age of the Internet

Guest editors: Daniel Allington and Stephen Pihlaja From Language and Literature  Reading has changed with consumer adoption of digital technologies, and its changes are many: from the new ways in which users of such technologies can now access texts to … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Researching new media and social diversity in later life: How older people ‘do’ media

From New Media & Society As people get older, they face an increasingly complex world largely on their own, using technology in general and media in particular to navigate the white-water of later life. In this review, authors have argued … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: #ec: Findings and implications from a quantitative content analysis of tweets about emergency contraception

From DIGITAL HEALTH The purpose of this study, which analyzed tweets from March 2011, was to explore the ways in which Emergency Contraception EC is presented on Twitter and provide insight to public health practitioners and other professionals interested in … Continue reading

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