International Journalism - Journalism Studies: Key Texts (Hardback)Kevin Williams (author)
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- Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
What is the future of the foreign correspondent - is there one? Tracing the historical development of international reporting, Kevin Williams examines the organizational structures, occupational culture and information environment in which it is practiced to explore the argument that foreign correspondence is becoming extinct in the globalized world.
Mapping the institutional, political, economic, cultural, and historical context within which news is gathered across borders, this book reveals how foreign correspondents are adapting to new global and commercial realities in how they gather, adapt and disseminate news.
Lucid and engaging, the book expertly probes three global models of reporting - Anglo-American, European and the developing world - to lay bare the forces of technology, commercial constraint and globalization that are changing how journalism is practiced and understood.
Essential reading for students of journalism, this is a timely and thought-provoking book for anyone who wishes to fully grasp the core issues of journalism and reporting in a global context.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
Oliver Boyd-Barrett, PhD
Professor of Journalism, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
With the clarity of a searchlight, the sharpness of a razorblade and an unusual ability to focus on the essential, Professor Williams' book on international journalism provides a foundation from which further debate on global journalism can take place. In outlining the many paradoxes between the global wave in journalism and the demise of the autonomous foreign correspondent, the book provides a setting for anyone interested in the globalization paradoxes
Jean Monnet Professor, Danish School of Media and Journalism
So how will this change the international journalism of the future? Williams possesses no crystal ball but he does have a sound analytical brain and plenty of solid research. His opening chapters give a clear and detailed explanation of the way international journalism works. This covers everything the student, novice or experienced, needs to understand how the news is brought from foreign lands. There are also detailed discussions about the meaning and purpose of foreign news as well as explanations of why foreign news is becoming less important in domestic media
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