The World News Prism Challenges of Digital Communication

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-04
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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

Author Biography

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 Editionp. vii
Introductionp. 1
News Communication for a Global Systemp. 11
Changing Ideologies of Press Controlp. 24
Global News Under Stressp. 45
Digital Media: Global, Interactive, and Freep. 58
The Whole World is Watching: Impact of Great News Eventsp. 77
Globalization of Media and Languagep. 93
China: New Media In An Old Political Worldp. 111
The Middle East: Media Storms in the Desertp. 135
India and Africa: Contrasts in Developmentp. 158
Foreign News in Fluxp. 170
War Reporting: Fire and Misfirep. 185
Public Diplomacy and Propagandap. 206
Forecast: Changeable with Cloudy Periodsp. 224
Selected Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 245
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