Amateur Images and Global News (Book)
Modern technology has enabled anyone with a digital camera or cell phone to capture images of newsworthy events, and news organizations around the world depend on these images for their coverage of unfolding events. This book considers the ethical and professional issues that arise with the use of amateur images in the mainstream news media.
Modern technology has enabled anyone with a digital camera or cell phone to capture images of newsworthy events as they develop, and news organizations around the world increasingly depend on these amateur images for their coverage of unfolding events. However, with globalization facilitating wider circulation, critics have expressed strong concern over exactitude and objectivity. The first book on this topic, Amateur Images and Global News considers at length the ethical and professional issues that arise with the use of amateur images in the mainstream news media—as well as their role in producing knowledge and framing meanings of disasters in global and national contexts.
Kari Andén-Papadopoulos is associate professor in the Department of Journalism, Media, and Communication at Stockholm University.
Mervi Pantti is a lecturer and programme director of the Media and Global Communication Master's Program at the Social University of Helsinki.
'The book is well structured, the language well edited, and the ideas succinctly developed and appropriate for journalism scholars and professors, as well as for researchers involved in the journalistic enquiry ... an entertaining read.' – Emmanuel Ngwainmbi for International Journal of Communication Review