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Transparency in politics and the media : accountability and open government

Nigel Bowles (Editor), James Hamilton (Editor), David A. L. Levy (Editor)
Increasingly governments around the world are experimenting with initiatives in transparency or 'open government'. These involve a variety of measures including the announcement of more user-friendly government websites, greater access to government data, the extension of freedom of information legislation and broader attempts to involve the public in government decision making. However, the role of the media in these initiatives has not hitherto been examined. This volume analyses the challenges and opportunities presented to journalists as they attempt to hold governments accountable in an
eBook, English, 2014
I.B. Tauris, London, 2014
1 online resource (xxiii, 238 pages .)
9780857723154, 9781306171540, 9780857734594, 0857723154, 1306171547, 0857734598
Introduction James T. Hamilton, Nigel Bowles and David Levy Part I: Defining Transparency and Open GovernmentBefore Transparency: Disclosure as Political and Cultural Practice 1960s-1980s Michael Schudson (Columbia University Graduate School of JournalismThe Impact of the Freedom of Information Act in the UK (co-author: Robert Hazell) Ben Worthy, and Robert Hazell, University College LondonPart II: Impact of Transparency on Accountability3. Impact of Transparency on Accountability Peter Riddell, The Institute for Government4. Transparency and Public Policy: Where Open Government Fails Accountability Sarah Cohen, New York TimesPart III: Media Transparency and Accountability5. Transparency John Lloyd, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism6. ‘Truth Vigilantes’: On Journalism and Transparency Phil Bennett, Duke UniversityPart IV: Making Sense of Records and Data7. The transparency opportunity: holding power to account – or making power accountable? Paul Bradshaw, Birmingham City University 8. Making Sense of Records and Data Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublicaPart V: Valuing Transparency in Government and the Media9. Valuing Transparency in Government and Media Patrick Birkinshaw, University of Hull10. Corporations and Transparency: Improving Consumer Markets and Increasing Public Accountability Joel Gurin, Federal Communications Commission (with Beth Simone Noveck)Part VI: Rise of NGOs and Nonprofit Media11. The Rise of NGOs and Nonprofit Media Charles Lewis, American UniversityPart VII: Policy Hurdles to Transparency12. Keeping American Accountability Journalism Alive Len Downie, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University and Washington Post13. Data, Data Everywhere: Open Data versus Big Data in the Quest for Transparency Helen Margetts, Oxford Internet Institute