Global News Information Age / Edition 1

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Instructors, undergraduate, and graduate students in journalism and ma ss communications, media professionals, and international audiences wi ll benefit from Silvia's examination of the powerful influences of the news media on our social, political, and cultural climates. The book is a collection of 16 essays by prestigious practitioners in the fiels . The essays are conveniently grouped into four sections of Global New s in the International Marketplace, Cultural Values, the Reporting Pro cess and the Future. All forms of media are represented: newspapers, w ire services, radio/television, and the Internet.

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Editorial Reviews

Tom Johnson, Corey Flintoff, Tony Kahn, and Ted Koppel are some of the better known contributors of the 16 essays, some of which were presented at a spring 1998 lecture series at the University of Rhode Island. The anthology is designed as a bridge between working journalists and academics in the field, inspired, says Silvia (journalism, U. of Rhode Island), by a six-month fellowship he served with Cable Network News in 1996. That does not explain, however, nor does he, the 1971 first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813802565
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 8.35 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Toward a Definition of Global News 3
Pt. I Global News in the International Marketplace
1 Coverage, Competition, and Credibility: The CNN International Standard 15
2 CNN: The Origins of the 24-hour, International News Cycle 45
3 Producing and Marketing News for the International Audience 53
4 American News, Global Audience 65
Pt. II Global News and Cultural Values
5 The Role of Cultural Values in Determining What Is News 75
6 News Through Alien Filters: The Impact of Imported News on a Small Nation 85
7 Visual Information in Egyptian Television News: A Cross-cultural Influence 101
8 News on a Global Frequency: Fusing Contrasting Cultures in Radio News 113
Pt. III Global News and the Reporting Process
9 Journalism: It's as Easy as ABC 127
10 New Wars, New Correspondents 135
11 Global News, Changing Views: Economy, Fall of Communism Shift Media Priorities 141
12 Business News and International Reporting 147
Pt. IV Global News and the Future
13 Instant News Across Borders: The Computerization of Global Media 155
14 Rapid Access and the News Consumer: Ethical Aspects of Today's Technology 165
15 The Future of News in Eastern Europe: A Study of Promise and Potential 177
16 Bridging the Digital Divide: Leading the Disenfranchised into the Information Age 185
Index 193
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