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Fully revised and updated, the eighth edition of The World News Prism analyzes the changing role of transnational news media in the 21st-century globalized world and its impact on rapidly changing news events. Includes a new chapter dedicated to evolving traditional and new social in Middle East Expands the discussion of news systems in developing nations, comparing media growth in India and Africa Explores the impact of digital media on traditional societies Features important updates on the decline of print media in the West and the challenges this poses to global reporting Surveys the latest developments in new media and forecasts future developments
William A. Hachten is Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison where he taught for 30 years. His publications include: The Troubles of Journalism, Third Edition (2005), The Growth of Media in the Third World (1993), and The Press and Apartheid (with C. A. Giffard, 1984) James F. Scotton is Associate Professor of Journalism at Marquette University, Milwaukee. He has taught in Lebanon, China, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda, and has worked as a reporter, editorial writer, and editor with the Associated Press and newspapers in several states and in China. Together James Scotton and William Hachten are the authors of New Media for a New China (Witey-Blackwell, 2010).
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Eighth Edition||p. vii|
|News Communication for a Global System||p. 11|
|Changing Ideologies of Press Control||p. 24|
|Global News Under Stress||p. 45|
|Digital Media: Global, Interactive, and Free||p. 58|
|The Whole World is Watching: Impact of Great News Events||p. 77|
|Globalization of Media and Language||p. 93|
|China: New Media In An Old Political World||p. 111|
|The Middle East: Media Storms in the Desert||p. 135|
|India and Africa: Contrasts in Development||p. 158|
|Foreign News in Flux||p. 170|
|War Reporting: Fire and Misfire||p. 185|
|Public Diplomacy and Propaganda||p. 206|
|Forecast: Changeable with Cloudy Periods||p. 224|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 241|
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