Virtual issue on Water by Cultural Anthropology


from Cultural Anthropology by acarse


Authors were posed the following questions, their answers follow:

News Online Transformations and Continuities

Palgrave Macmillan

Introduction: Transformation and Continuity – Graham Meikle and Guy Redden
1) Journalism, Public Service and BBC News Online – Stuart Allan and Einar
2) Managing the online news revolution: the UK experience – Brian McNair
3) The crisis of journalism and the Internet – Robert W. McChesney
4) When magical realism confronted virtual reality: online news and
journalism in Latin America – Jairo Lugo-Ocando and Andrés Cañizález
5) Newsgames: an introduction – Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari and Bobby
6) The intimate turn of mobile news – Gerard Goggin
7) News to me: Twitter and the personal networking of news – Kate Crawford
8) News produsage in a pro-am mediasphere: why citizen journalism matters –
Axel Bruns
9) OComment is free, facts are sacred¹: journalistic ethics in a changing
mediascape – Natalie Fenton and Tamara Witschge
10) Journalism without journalists: on the power shift from journalists to
employers and audiences – Mark Deuze and Leopoldina Fortunati
11) Web 2.0, citizen journalism and social justice in China – Xin Xin
12 Marrying the professional to the amateur: strategies and implications of
the OhmyNews model – An Nguyen
Conclusion – Guy Redden and Graham Meikle

My friend Aslı’s book:

The Infinite City
The Infinite City: Politics of Speed
Asli Telli Aydemir, Wolfgang Schirmacher (Editor)
Publisher: Atropos Press
ISBN: 0982530919   Edition: Paperback; 2009-09-25


The author employs a philosophical approach in order to conceptualize
the space and time in urban realms of the first decades of the 21st
century. The so-called ‘hi-tech society’ has reached its saturation
according to Paul Virilio, William Mitchell, Jean Baudrillard,
Wolfgang Schirmacher, Marc Augé. Space and time are interchangeably
main concerns and the new definitions of technological culture are
critiqued. Jean-Luc Nancy has described how physical communities
arrive at an inoperable stage. How those communities will function
when altered for micro-urban concerns in virtual space is vital to
city officials as well as related business enterprises. However, as
issues of governance cast a shadow on communitary freedom, netizens
seek more flexible derivations instead of smart(er) urban typologies.
This urge for flexibility introduces the new notion of a politics of
speed, for which a consensus from all states of power should be
eternally pursued in the city of the near future. What kind of a city
are we looking at in the 21st century? Or rather, what is, today, a
real city? The answer should transcend the dialectics of the real and
fantasy. Asli Telli Aydemir received a PhD (magna cum laude) in Media
and Communication Studies from the European Graduate School.She was
awarded a Young Scholar Grant by the European Science Foundation and
recently appointed as a Research Fellow in Istanbul Bilgi University,
where she works on an EU-funded project, entitled “Civic-web:
Internet, Youth and Participation.”

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