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Citizen Television

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 88 Seiten
In 1999, eighteen months after the broadcast of Ofra Bikel''s documentary, The Case for Innocence on PBS''s current affairs progra... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

In 1999, eighteen months after the broadcast of Ofra Bikel''s documentary, The Case for Innocence on PBS''s current affairs program, Frontline three men wrongly accused for crimes they did not commit were exonerated. Similarly, in 2002 Bikel produced another exposé entitled, An Ordinary Crime about a young man who spent four years in jail for an armed robbery he did not commit. A new trial was ordered less than a month after the documentary''s air date on Frontline. The district attorney ultimately dismissed the charges, and released Terence Garner from prison. Mass media has the power to galvanize public opinion, as evidenced in these examples. The television current affairs documentary in particular, because of its accessibility has the potential to educate in the grand tradition of the Griersonian documentary and bolster civic engagement. Can new technologies mushrooming in the 21st century have further potential in harnessing intellectual freedom? Can they become additional vehicles in helping to build democratic societies? This book explores several themes, including informal modes of learning, social movements and mass media, and their implications for democracy.

Autorentext

Rosa has earned a graduate degree in Journalism, as well as anM.A. in Educational Studies from Concordia University (Canada). She is particularly interested in the juncture between media,human agency, and the collective action for social change. She lives in Montreal with her husband and three children.



Klappentext

In 1999, eighteen months after the broadcast of Ofra Bikel's documentary, The Case for Innocence on PBS's current affairs program, Frontline threemen wrongly accused for crimes they did not commitwere exonerated. Similarly, in 2002 Bikel producedanother exposé entitled, An Ordinary Crime about ayoung man who spent four years in jail for an armedrobbery he did not commit. A new trial was orderedless than a month after the documentary's air date onFrontline. The district attorney ultimatelydismissed the charges, and released Terence Garnerfrom prison. Mass media has the power to galvanizepublic opinion, as evidenced in these examples. Thetelevision current affairs documentary in particular,because of its accessibility has the potential toeducate in the grand tradition of the Griersoniandocumentary and bolster civic engagement. Can newtechnologies mushrooming in the 21st century havefurther potential in harnessing intellectual freedom?Can they become additional vehicles in helping tobuild democratic societies? This book exploresseveral themes, including informal modes of learning,social movements and mass media, and theirimplications for democracy.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Citizen Television
Untertitel: The current affairs documentary and the revival of democracy
Autor:
EAN: 9783639164084
ISBN: 978-3-639-16408-4
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 88
Gewicht: 132g
Größe: H220mm x B220mm
Jahr: 2013