Changing Global Media Landscapes: Convergence, Fragmentation, and Polarization

Changing Global Media Landscapes: Convergence, Fragmentation, and Polarization

Projected Release Date: June, 2024|Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 320
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-3767-7
ISBN13: 9798369337677|ISBN13 Softcover: 9798369348994|EISBN13: 9798369337684
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Description:

With the advancement of technology and the increasing use of digital and social media platforms, we are experiencing an unprecedented era of global connectivity and information sharing. However, alongside these advancements comes a pressing challenge: the rampant spread of misinformation and disinformation, fueling fragmentation and polarization within communities worldwide. As regulations struggle to keep pace with technological innovation, media scholars, experts, and practitioners face a critical need for comprehensive strategies to navigate this complex terrain.

Changing Global Media Landscapes: Convergence, Fragmentation, and Polarization offers a solution to the multifaceted challenges of modern media and communication. This book provides a vital platform for scholars and professionals to explore the intricacies of global media technologies and devise actionable strategies to combat misinformation. With a keen focus on media ethics, law, and organizational management, it equips readers with the tools needed to confront the evolving landscape of digital media responsibly and effectively.

From dissecting the impacts of artificial intelligence on media to examining the convergence of traditional and digital platforms, Changing Global Media Landscapes: Convergence, Fragmentation, and Polarization tackles a diverse array of topics essential for understanding and navigating today's media landscape. Whether you're a student seeking to grasp the complexities of media theory or a seasoned professional aiming to stay ahead of industry trends, this book serves as a comprehensive guide for confronting the challenges of misinformation and steering the course toward a more informed and connected society.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agenda Setting by Influencers
  • Consumer Response to Media Changes
  • Corporate Communication in Media Evolution
  • Digital Media Literacy
  • Evolution of Journalism
  • Global Media History
  • Global Media Leadership
  • Health Communication in Media Shifts
  • Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Media
  • Impact of the Audience on Media
  • Media Convergence Effects
  • Media Curriculum in Fragmented Markets
  • Media Evaluation with Artificial Intelligence
  • Media Fragmentation and Convergence
  • Media Influence of Political Leaders
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Jabbar Al-Obaidi received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and obtained his master from Hartford University, Connecticut, and a bachelor from Baghdad University. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University (BSU) and serves as the Academic Director of Global Programs of the Minnock Institute of Global Engagement. Presently at BSU, he serves as the Chair of All University Committee (AUC) at BSU, he is also engaged as the Project Co-Director for the US Department of Education, Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Program, Grant # P016A200027. He served as the Co-Chair of BSU Steering Committee for Reaccreditation, and Co-Chair of Subcommittee 3: Education, Training, and Continued Learning Opportunities for Faculty, Staff, and Students. Previously, Al-Obaidi served as the director of the Center for Middle East Studies and the chairperson for the Department of Communication Studies. In addition to his extensive teaching and administrative experiences in the US, he taught in Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and China. He is the author or editor of three books: Media Censorship in the Middle East, Broadcast, Internet, and TV Media in the Arab World and Small Nations and Mass Communication. He has published in several peer-reviewed scholarly journals and presented research papers at major national and international conferences around the world. Professor Al-Obeidi’s administrative contribution, scholarly work, and teaching cover curriculum and programs, management and leadership, assessment, COIL and virtual teaching, intercultural communication, and media in the Middle East. He also produces and hosts INFOCUS a cable television program and makes documentary films. He organized and participated in numerous workshops and training sessions in intercultural communication, professional development, curriculum assessment, online learning and teaching, and institutional strategic development. Al-Obaidi initiated and facilitated the organization of several international conference on education between BSU and universities in Jordan and Morocco. He worked closely with BSU administration to implement academic international partnerships with many universities in the Middle East and Asia. He led study abroad programs, undergraduate research, and internship and traveled to various countries.
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