Journalism Across Cultures: An Introduction

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/15/2011
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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In today's global digital world, journalists are required to be cognizant of ethical and cultural issues beyond usual national boundaries. Drawing on global examples, this text examines international journalism through the authors' wide variety of cultural, educational, teaching and learning backgrounds, including their professional and practical experiences. While existing books tend to be more focused on specific regions or specific aspects of journalism, this book addresses in a comprehensive way journalism across cultures from a truly global (and holistic) perspective. It analyses media systems in Africa, Latin America, the Arab world and the Middle East, China, as well as North America and Western Europe. This text is truly interdisciplinary in theoretical and practical approaches because it draws on other fields such as media and cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, as well as politics and international relations. It will provide an introduction to cross-cultural journalism and equip students with the skills and understanding they need today.

Author Biography

LEVI OBIJIOFOR is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the School of Journalism and Communication, the University of Queensland,  Australia. His research interests focus on foreign news reporting across cultures, impact of new technologies on journalistic practices, as well as journalism education. He teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses in journalism and communication.

FOLKER HANUSCH is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. His main research interests centre on news representations of death and dying, travel journalism, as well as comparative journalism practices. He has published widely on these topics in a number of international journals.

Table of Contents

Shifting Theoretical Paradigms: Reconceptualising Theories of the Press and Media Models
Dimensions of Practice: Journalism Practices across Cultures
Skilling the Professionals: Journalism and Media Education around the World
Challenging Old Myths: Foreign News Reporting in the Digital Age
Promoting a Culture of Peace? Journalistic Approaches to Conflict Resolution
Who Are We? Identity and Stereotyping in Journalism and Communication
Challenging Patriarchy in Journalism: Gender in Journalism and Communication
Packaging Media Products: The Commercialisation of Journalism and Communication
Changing the Professional Landscape: The Impact of New Technologies on Journalistic Practices

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