Scandal in a Digital Age (1st ed. 2016)

Scandal in a Digital Age (1st ed. 2016)

By: Hinda Mandell (editor), Gina Masullo Chen (editor)Paperback

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This book explores the way today's interconnected and digitized world--marked by social media, over-sharing, and blurred lines between public and private spheres--shapes the nature and fallout of scandal in a frenzied media environment. Today's digitized world has erased the former distinction between the public and private self in the social sphere. Scandal in a Digital Age marries scholarly research on scandal with journalistic critique to explore how our Internet culture driven by (over)sharing and viral, visual content impacts the occurrence of scandal and its rapid spread online through retweets and reposts. No longer are examples of scandalous behavior "merely" reported in the news. Today, news consumers can see the visual evidence of salacious behavior whether through an illicit tweet or video with a simple click. And we can't help but click.

About Author

Hinda Mandell is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. She researches news coverage of scandal, and her essays on the topic have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Boston Herald, Palm Beach Post, Politico, and in academic journals, including Women's Studies in Communication, Visual Communication Quarterly, and Explorations in Media Ecology. Gina Masullo Chen is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, USA. She spent twenty years as a newspaper journalist and her research focuses on the influence of digital media on civic, political, and social engagement. Her work has been published in academic journals, including Communication Research, New Media & Society, and Computers in Human Behavior.>

Contents

.Foreword Josephine Wolff.- .Section I: Historical Perspectives on Scandal.- .1 Introduction: Scandal in the Age of Likes, Selfies, Retweets and Sexts.- .Hinda Mandell and Gina Masullo Chen.- .2 Scandal's Role in Creating a Surveillance Culture J. Richard Stevens.- .3 Using Political Scandal to Limit Social Justice Neal Allen.- .4 Chappaquiddick Revisited: Scandal and the Modern Mediated Apologia Grant Cos.- .5 Televangelism, Audience Fragmentation, and the Changing Coverage of Scandal Mark Ward Sr.- .6: Imagining the Monica Lewinsky Scandal on Social Media.- David Dahl.- .Section II: When Privates Go Public.- .7 Scandal in the Age of Sexting Joshua Gamson.- .8 Anthony Weiner: A Meditation on the Politics of Prurient Need Steve Almond.- .9 The Topless Professor in the Digital Age Diana York Blaine.- .10 Privacy in Public and the Digital Witness Kathleen M. Kuehn.- .11 Over-Sharing in a Political Sex Scandal Gina Masullo Chen, Paromita Pain, and Deepa Fadnis.- .12 Media's Role in the Rob Ford "Crack-Tape" Scandal Gemma Richardson and Romayne Smith Fullerton.- .Section III: Digital Surveillance.- .13 Scandal at the Top in TV News Susan Keith.- .14 Political Cartoon Framing of the NSA Snooping Scandal Joan L. Conners.- .15 Evolution of a Modern Sports Scandal Brian Moritz.- .16 Feminist Over-Sharing in the Wake of the Ray Rice Scandal Erin Matson.- .17 Conclusion: Predicting a New Scandal Environment in the 21st Century Gina Masullo Chen and Hinda Mandell.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137597748
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781137597748
  • weight: 379
  • ISBN10: 1137597747
  • edition: 1st ed. 2016

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