Category Archives: Communication & Media

On SAGE Insight: Isomorphism through algorithms: Institutional dependencies in the case of Facebook

From Big Data & Society Concerns about the impact of data-driven intermediaries on the news media industry have been growing steadily over the last several years. Major social media and information companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter play a central … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The social media see-saw: Positive and negative influences on adolescents’ affective well-being

From New Media & Society Social media use is nearly universal among US-based teens. Social media is intertwined with daily life—for school-aged teens in developed countries, interacting with and through social media platforms (SMPs) is “just part of [the] routine.” … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The mediated festival – Live music as trigger of streaming and social media engagement

From Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies The live music scene and the record industry have evolved extensively over the 2000s, as demonstrated by the growth in music festivals and various online music services.  Live music … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: What’s in a Name? Journalistic Boundary Work and a High School Newspaper’s Effort to Ban “Redskin”

From Journalism & Mass Communication Educator On October 23, 2013, the student staff of the Playwickian newspaper at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, published an editorial announcing its decision to cease using the name of the school’s sports teams, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Social Media Users’ Legal Consciousness About Privacy

From Social Media + Society In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, commenting on the rise of Social networking sites (SNSs), said that users have become more comfortable sharing their private information online, including challenging the “social norm” of privacy, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: National Identity in “New” India’s Globalized Mediascapes

Article title: In Other Spaces: Contestations of National Identity in “New” India’s Globalized Mediascapes From Journalism & Communication Monographs Over the past two decades, globalization and media proliferation have transformed India’s culture, politics, economy and overall national imagination, its postcolonial … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Social media work: Reshaping organisational communications, extracting digital value

From Media International Australia   A number of reports have recently warned of substantial transformations in the future of work, describing the role of technology in fast-tracking ‘digital disruption’ and automation, positioning these as threats to professional and service industry … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Impact of Social Media Marketing, Price Promotion, and Corporate Social Responsibility on Customer Satisfaction

From Jindal Journal of Business Research The intensely competitive environment existing in various sectors makes it vital to achieve customer satisfaction in order to survive in the long term. Obtaining customer satisfaction is considered nowadays as a key priority for … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Most students get breaking news first from Twitter

From Newspaper Research Journal This study examines news consumption patterns of college students by asking where respondents get breaking news and where this source leads them next. It seeks to test the assumption that social media, particularly Twitter, is displacing … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Political Science in Turbulent Times

From Political Insight From Brexit to Trump, 2016 was a bad year for predictions. So where does political science go from here? David Farrell argues that the discipline needs to fundamentally reassess how it measures – and thinks about – the political … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: “Facebook for Academics”: The Convergence of Self-Branding and Social Media Logic on Academia.edu

From Social Media + Society Academics are experiencing a pressure to engage in self-promotional practices, particularly as universities become progressively more market-driven. Academia.edu, a paper-sharing social network that has been informally dubbed “Facebook for academics,” has grown rapidly by adopting many … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Automating judgment? Algorithmic judgment, news knowledge, and journalistic professionalism

From New Media & Society This article argues that algorithmic judgment should be considered distinct from journalists’ professional judgment. Authors, both computer scientists, devised an algorithm that selects and orders news articles for the front page of a Web site … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: To celebrate Banned Books Week: Censoring Shakespeare

From Index on Censorship To mark Banned Books Week SAGE is delighted to offer free access to these Index on Censorship magazine articles: Barring the Bard: Actor Jennifer Leong on confronting attempts to censorperformances of Shakespeare around the world Jennifer … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Getting print out: Self-publishing may be a new solution to censorship in China and other countries

From Index on Censorship Crowdsourcing is helping authors get their books directly to audiences when traditional publishers are worried about government pressure. In some countries where censorship of literature is commonplace, authors are pursuing other options by circulating a free … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The case of #arseniclife: Blogs and Twitter in informal peer review

From Public Understanding of Science Recent high-profile retractions from the prestigious scientific journals Nature and concerns over the ethics of a recent study on emotional contagion using the social networking site Facebook, have increased discussions among the scientific community of … Continue reading

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