Scandal in a Digital Age

Editors: Mandell, Hinda, Chen, Gina Masullo (Eds.)

  • Details how scandal functions as a cultural institution in local and global modes alike. 
  • Investigates the impacts of internet culture the occurrence of scandal and its rapid spread online.
  • Places academics in dialogue with journalists, demonstrating how the two methods of writing about and analyzing scandal work together rather than oppose one another. 
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About this book

This book explores the way today’s interconnected and digitized world--marked by social media, over-sharing, and blurred lines between public and private spheres--shapes the nature and fallout of scandal in a frenzied media environment. Today’s digitized world has erased the former distinction between the public and private self in the social sphere. Scandal in a Digital Age marries scholarly research on scandal with journalistic critique to explore how our Internet culture driven by (over)sharing and viral, visual content impacts the occurrence of scandal and its rapid spread online through retweets and reposts. No longer are examples of scandalous behavior “merely” reported in the news. Today, news consumers can see the visual evidence of salacious behavior whether through an illicit tweet or video with a simple click. And we can’t help but click.

About the authors

Hinda Mandell is Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. She researches news coverage of scandal, and her essays on the topic have appeared in the Los Angeles TimesChicago TribuneUSA TodayBoston HeraldPalm Beach PostPolitico, and in academic journals, including Women’s Studies in CommunicationVisual Communication Quarterly, and Explorations in Media Ecology.

Gina Masullo Chen is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, USA. She spent twenty years as a newspaper journalist and her research focuses on the influence of digital media on civic, political, and social engagement. Her work has been published in academic journals, including Communication ResearchNew Media & Society, and Computers in Human Behavior.>

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Scandal in an Age of Likes, Selfies, Retweets, and Sexts

    Mandell, Hinda (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Scandal’s Role in Creating a Surveillance Culture

    Stevens, J. Richard

    Pages 15-27

  • Using Political Scandal to Limit Social Justice

    Allen, Neal

    Pages 29-40

  • Chappaquiddick Revisited: Scandal and the Modern-Mediated Apologia

    Cos, Grant

    Pages 41-51

  • Televangelism, Audience Fragmentation, and the Changing Coverage of Scandal

    Ward, Mark

    Pages 53-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scandal in a Digital Age
Editors
  • Hinda Mandell
  • Gina Masullo Chen
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59545-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59545-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59773-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-59774-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 224
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