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Wasserman, Herman 1969-

Works: 75 works in 149 publications in 3 languages and 3,379 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: P96.W352, 070.44935502
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Herman Wasserman
Tabloid journalism in South Africa : true story! by Herman Wasserman( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Less than a decade after the advent of democracy in South Africa, tabloid newspapers have taken the country by storm. One of these papers—the Daily Sun—is now the largest in the country, but it has generated controversy for its perceived lack of respect for privacy, brazen sexual content, and unrestrained truth-stretching. Herman Wasserman examines the success of tabloid journalism in South Africa at a time when global print media are in decline. He considers the social significance of the tabloids and how they play a role in integrating readers and their daily struggles with the political and social sphere of the new democracy. Wasserman shows how these papers have found an important niche in popular and civic culture largely ignored by the mainstream media and formal political channels."--Publisher's description
Media ethics beyond borders : a global perspective( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the construction of an ethics for news media that is global in reach and impact. This title includes the essays that provide theoretical perspectives on major issues, and applies the ideas to specific countries, contexts and problems. It offers a source of ethical thought and analysis on questions raised by contemporary global media." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE
Media, geopolitics, and power : a view from the Global South by Herman Wasserman( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of apartheid brought South Africa into the global media environment. Outside companies invested in the nation's newspapers while South African conglomerates pursued lucrative tech ventures and communication markets around the world. Many observers viewed the rapid development of South African media as a roadmap from authoritarianism to global modernity. Herman Wasserman analyzes the debates surrounding South Africa's new media presence against the backdrop of rapidly changing geopolitics. His exploration reveals how South African disputes regarding access to, and representation in, the media reflect the domination and inequality in the global communication sphere. Optimists see post-apartheid media as providing a vital space that encourages exchanges of opinion in a young democracy. Critics argue the public sphere mirrors South Africa's past divisions and privileges the viewpoints of the elite. Wasserman delves into the ways these simplistic narratives obscure the country's internal tensions, conflicts, and paradoxes even as he charts the diverse nature of South African entry into the global arena
Media ethics and justice in the age of globalization by Shakuntala Rao( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together a range of perspectives from around the globe to address questions of media ethics and justice both in local contexts and in a transnational, global environment. A common denominator running through such disparate investigations of theories and practices of media ethics and justice in democracies as diverse as India, South Africa, Pakistan, and the United States, is how specific media practices relate to the global. There is general acknowledgment that similarities between ethical systems have to emerge in local contexts, rather than the other way around. In presentation of case studies and philosophical debates, the concept of justice in media ethics is illuminated from various angles. A common theme in these essays is the acknowledgment that ethics and justice are central to the evolution of a democratic public sphere saturated with media images and narratives."--
China's media and soft power in Africa : promotion and perceptions by Xiaoling Zhang( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- A world of shared influence / Xiaoling Zhang -- Theoretical, historical, and global. Reflections of a soft power agnostic / Gary D. Rawnsley -- The scramble for Asian soft power in Africa / Daya Kishan Thussu -- Evolving media interactions between China and Africa / Ran Jijun -- China's promotion. How much "soft power" does China have in Africa? / Helge Rønning -- Why are Chinese media in Africa? evidence from three decades of Xinhua's news coverage of Africa / Dani Madrid-Morales -- Constructive journalism: a new journalistic paradigm of Chinese media in Africa / Zhang Yanqiu and Simon Matingwina -- Chinese perception of soft power: the role of the media in shaping Chinese views and discourses of foreign aid to Africa / May Tan-Mullins -- Perceptions in Africa. Journalists and public perceptions of the politics of China's soft power in Kenya under the "look East" foreign policy / Jacinta Mwende Maweu -- Building blocks and themes in Chinese soft power towards Africa / Bob Wekesa -- Positive portrayal of Sino-African relations in the Ethiopian press / Terje Skjerdal and Fufa Gusu -- Engaging with China's soft power in Zimbabwe: Harare citizens' perception of China-Zimbabwe relations / Winston Mano -- China's soft power in Sudan: increasing activity but how effective? / Daniel Johanson -- Conclusion. Chinese soft power in Africa: findings, perspectives, and more questions / Herman Wasserman
Shifting selves : post-apartheid essays on mass media, culture, and identity by Herman Wasserman( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparked by the enormous political changes in South Africa since the fall of apartheid, the essays in this collection focus on the rapidly changing nature of South African mass media, art, and other forms of aesthetic expression
Digital activism in the social media era : critical reflections on emerging trends in sub-Aaharan Africa by Bruce Mutsvairo( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book probes the vitality, potentiality and ability of new communication and technological changes to drive online-based civil action across Africa. In a continent booming with mobile innovation and a plethora of social networking sites, the Internet is considered a powerful platform used by pro-democracy activists to negotiate and sometimes push for reform-based political and social changes in Africa. The book discusses and theorizes digital activism within social and geo-political realms, analysing cases such as the #FeesMustFall and #BringBackOurGirls campaigns in South Africa and Nigeria respectively to question the extent to which they have changed the dynamics of digital activism in sub-Saharan Africa. Comparative case study reflections in eight African countries identify and critique digital concepts questioning what impact they have had on the civil society. Cases also explore the African LGBT community as a social movement while discussing opportunities and challenges faced by online activists fighting for LGBT equality. Finally, gender-based activists using digital tools to gain attention and facilitate social changes are also appraised.
Reporting China in Africa : media discourses on shifting geopolitics( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdwaal : en ander soekstories by Herman Wasserman( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Dutch and Afrikaans and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over mensen die in het Zuid-Afrika van na de apartheid niet ongeschonden uit de geschiedenis zijn gekomen
Aan die ander kant van die stad by Herman Wasserman( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Afrikaans and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, media, and propaganda : a global perspective( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely book presents a multifaceted look at war, media, and propaganda from international perspectives. Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts, prominent authors, journalists, scholars, and researchers provide an insightful overview of the impact of globalization on media practices. They explore war coverage, propaganda techniques, public opinion, and the effects of media globalization on human affairs and communication, as well as the cultural-political implications for the United States and other countries around the world
Health communication in Southern Africa : engaging with social and cultural diversity by Luuk Lagerwerf( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media and citizenship : between marginalisation and participation( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How central are the media to the functioning of democracy? Is democracy primarily about citizens using their vote? Does the expression of their voice necessarily empower citizens? Media and Citizenship challenges some assumptions about the relationship between the media and democracy in highly unequal societies like South Africa. In a post-apartheid society where an enfranchised majority is still unable to fundamentally practise their citizenship and experiences marginalisation on a daily basis, notions like listening and belonging may be more useful ways of thinking about the role of the media. In this context, protest is taken seriously as a form of political expression and the media’s role is foregrounded as actively seeking out the voices of those on the margins of society. Through a range of case studies, the contributors show how listening, both as a political concept and as a form of practice, has transformative and even radical potential for both emerging and established democracies
Popular media, democracy and development in Africa by Herman Wasserman( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular Media, Democracy and Development in Africa examines the role that popular media could play to encourage political debate, provide information for development, or critique the very definitions of `democracy' and `development'. Drawing on diverse case studies from various regions of the African continent, the chapters employ a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to ask critical questions about the potential of popular media to contribute to democratic culture, provide sites of resistance, or, conversely, act as agents for the spread of Americanized entertainment culture to the detriment of local traditions. A wide variety of media formats and platforms are discussed, ranging from radio and television to the Internet, mobile phones, street posters, film and music
Press freedom in Africa : comparative perspectives by Herman Wasserman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gives an overview of current debates surrounding press freedom in Africa in response to ongoing contestations between media and governments on the continent. Through case studies of individual African countries, a range of global contributors provide critical assessments of the state of democratic discourse on the continent
China’s Media and Soft Power in Africa Promotion and Perceptions( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguishing features : reconsidering the link between journalism's professional status and ethics by Stephanie Craft( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph begins a rethinking of the idea of professional journalism ethics and examines how ethics is being employed as a key differentiator between amateurs (audience members, citizen journalists, and the like) and professionals, while other once-distinguishing features of journalism have become more widely dispersed and available to the public. How do the ethics of nonprofessionals practicing journalism differ, if at all, from everyday morality? Is journalism ethics--should journalism ethics be--the exclusive domain of professionals? This monograph considers the role of ethics in defining what it means to be a professional journalist; challenges to professional journalism's autonomy from "amateurs" and how ethics is used to maintain boundaries between them; and objectivity as a tenet of professional journalism ethics. An analysis of 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign coverage is used to explore how and why a professional journalism centered on an ethic of objectivity can fail to perform ethically
An investigation of the surface stress of some f.c.c. metals by Herman Wasserman( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Stoetmeester deur Etienne van Heerden binne die plaasromantradisie in Afrikaans by Herman Wasserman( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Afrikaans and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tabloid journalism in South Africa : true story!
Media ethics beyond borders : a global perspectiveShifting selves : post-apartheid essays on mass media, culture, and identityPopular media, democracy and development in Africa
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Waserman Hermanus Jacobus 1969-....

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Wasserman, Herman M.A.

Wasserman, Hermanus Jacobus

Wasserman, Hermanus Jacobus 1969-