From Pigeons to News Portals: Foreign Reporting and the Challenge of New Technology

From Pigeons to News Portals: Foreign Reporting and the Challenge of New Technology

by David D. Perlmutter
     
 

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Ever since the invention of the telegraph, journalists have sought to remove the barriers of time and space. Today, we readily accepts that reporters can jet quickly to a distant location and broadcast instantly from a satellite-connected, video-enabled cell phone hanging from their belts. But how that live news coverage is possible from virtually anywhere, is foreign

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Ever since the invention of the telegraph, journalists have sought to remove the barriers of time and space. Today, we readily accepts that reporters can jet quickly to a distant location and broadcast instantly from a satellite-connected, video-enabled cell phone hanging from their belts. But how that live news coverage is possible from virtually anywhere, is foreign correspondence better? From Pigeons to News Portals, edited by David D. Perlmutter and John Maxwell Hamilton, scholars and journalist survey, probe, and demystify the new foreign correspondence that has emerged from rapidly changing media technology. These distinguished authors challenge long-held beliefs about foreign news coverage, not the least of which is whether, in our interconnected world, such a thing as "foreign news" even exists anymore. Essays explore the ways people have used new media technology-from satellites and cell phones to the Internet-to affect content, delivery modes, and amount and style of coverage. This provocative volume offers valuable insights and analyses to help us better understand the evolving state of foreign news.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807132807
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Media and Public Affairs Ser.
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

David D. Perlmutter is a professor and associate dean for graduate studies and research at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. A documentary photographer, he is the author or editor of six published or forthcoming books on war, politics, visual images, and public opinion.

John Maxwell Hamilton is Hopkins P. Breazeale LSU Foundation Professor and dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. He has been a journalist in the United States and abroad, worked on the staff of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and held a political appointment in the Agency for International Development during the Carter administration. He is the author or coauthor of five books.

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