Practising Global Journalism: Exploring Reporting Issues by John Herbert

By John Herbert

From this ebook, you are going to achieve an realizing of the worldwide media market - the know-how, the gamers and the problems. The function of reports firms, resources and networks are explored protecting the problems of ethics, international media possession and keep watch over. learn how reporters are utilizing the internet and research even more recent how you can acquire and converse info. crucial interpreting for ultra-modern practicing and trainee newshounds. John Herbert examines the worldwide atmosphere during which newshounds function and describes the most recent know-how and its impression on print, broadcast and on-line journalism practice.Practising international Journalism is a distinct assessment of the occupation, delivering a comparative research of journalism perform around the globe. Case reviews are drawn from Europe, Australia, the Asia Pacific, South Asia, China, Africa and the Americas. overseas case reports evaluate journalism perform worldwideUnderstand how the electronic revolution is affecting journalism globallyGain first hand wisdom from a well known professional during this box

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But in America, very few would have heard of similarly big stories from Third World countries. Globalization of news can unfortunately all too easily be summed up in the title of the American cable TV programme, ‘The world in one minute’. And reporters are increasingly being pressured into this kind of glib approach to what they are reporting. Globalization can then ironically generate journalism that is ever more insular and parochial. For example, it is estimated that nearly 25 million people around the world saw the published report of the US Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation of the US President Bill Clinton in the first two days after it was posted on the Internet.

31 CHAPTER 2 Global news flow The Galtung/Ruge study began life as a paper presented at the First Nordic Conference on Peace Research, which took place in Oslo in January 1963. The central question at the heart of their paper was: How do events become news? They were specifically concerned with how overseas events did or did not become foreign news in the Norwegian press. To explore this question, they presented a series of factors that ‘seem to be particularly important’ in the selection of news, followed by the deduction of some hypotheses from their list of factors.

G. the USA) among the elite. Reference to elite people: The actions of elite people, who will usually be famous, may be seen by news selectors as having more consequence than the actions of others. Also, readers may identify with them. Reference to persons: News has a tendency to present events as the actions of named people rather than a result of social forces. This personification goes beyond human interest stories and could relate to cultural idealism, according to which man is the master of his own destiny, and events can be seen as the outcome of an act of free will.

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