Global Journalism:Topical Issues and Media Systems

Reihe
Allyn & Bacon
Autor
Arnold S. de Beer / John C. Merrill
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
4
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
496
Erschienen
November 2003
ISBN13
9780801330278
ISBN
0801330270
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Description

Almost entirely rewritten, Global Journalism addresses the most pertinent issues and problems in today's global media while providing an accurate overview of journalism throughout the world.

This new, fully up-to-date edition recognizes the vast and rapid changes taking place in international journalism. Its two interlinking parts first survey the main issues confronting journalists, media organizations, audiences, and others in the media world, and then focus in on the media of eight major regions. Global Journalism has established itself over 20 years as a trusted authority on international media, and this edition brings it into the 21st Century for a new generation of students, scholars, and media professionals.

Features

  • Covers both the major philosophical issues of global journalism as well as information on how it is practiced today around the world.
  • Features the work of 28 noted scholars, with an increased number of international contributors compared to previous editions.
  • Edited by Arnold S. de Beer, professor and media expert at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and John C. Merrill, the well-known pioneer in international communication studies.

New to this Edition

  • Presents strong coverage of important media figures, such as Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and Monica Lewinsky as subjects of global journalism.
  • Features developments in the field of technology, especially in the 1990s, to help portray the ever-changing role of international journalism.
  • Highlights the vast changes in the global media over the past decade, citing new journalistic trends in covering violence, sporting activities, and military propaganda.
  • Features a case study on the media in Afghanistan, showing the physical, cultural, and economic barriers to media development that exist in non-Western countries.

Table of Contents



Introduction.

I. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON MEDIA ISSUES.

1. Global Press Philosophies. John C. Merrill.
2. International Media Systems: An Overview. John C. Merrill.
3. Global and National News Agencies: The Unstable Nexus. Terhi Rantanen and Oliver Boyd-Barrett.
4. Barriers to Media Development. Paul Parsons.
5. Freedom of the Press Around The World. Robert L. Stevenson.
6. International Journalism Ethics. Dean Kruckeberg and Katerina Tsetsura.
7. Global Advertising and Public Relations. Doug Newsom.
8. Continuing Media Controversies. Paul Grosswiler.
9. Global Journalism Education. Mark Deuze.
10. Journalists: International Profiles. David H. Weaver.
11. Journalists Reporting From Foreign Places. P. Eric Louw.
12. News, the Fleeting, Elusive and Essential Feature of Global Journalism. Arnold S. de Beer.

II. THE WORLD'S REGIONS.

13. Western Europe. Lianne Fridriksson.
14. Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States of Eurasia, and Russia.
Eastern Europe. Allen Palmer and Peter Gross.
Newly Independent States of Eurasia. Catherine Cassara.
Russia. Katerina Tsetsura and Dean Kruckeberg.
15. The Middle East And North Africa. Orayb A. Najjar.
16. Sub-Saharan Africa (East, West and South). Minabere Ibelema, Mitchell Land, Lyombe Eko, and Elanie Steyn.
17. Asia and the Pacific. Jiafei Yin and Gregg Payne.
18. Australasia. Stephen Quinn.
19. Latin America. Donn Tilson and Rick Rockwell.
20. North America. William Briggs.

Back Cover

Almost entirely rewritten, Global Journalism addresses the most pertinent issues and problems in today's global media while providing an accurate overview of journalism throughout the world. This new, fully up-to-date edition recognizes the vast and rapid changes taking place in international journalism. Its two interlinking parts first survey the main issues confronting journalists, media organizations, audiences, and others in the media world, and then focus in on the media of eight major regions. Global Journalism has established itself over 20 years as a trusted authority on international media, and this edition brings it into the 21st century for a new generation of students, scholars, and media professionals.

New and Notable Features:

  • Features the work of 28 noted scholars, with an increased number of international contributors compared to previous editions.
  • Presents strong coverage of important media figures, such as Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and Monica Lewinsky as subjects of global journalism.
  • Features developments in the field of technology, especially in the 1990s, to help portray the ever-changing role of international journalism.
  • Highlights the vast changes in the global media over the past decade, citing new journalistic trends in covering violence, sporting activities, and military propaganda.
  • Features a case study on the media in Afghanistan, showing the physical, cultural, and economic barriers to media development that exists in non-Western countries.