The World News Prism: Global Information in a Satellite Age / Edition 7

The World News Prism: Global Information in a Satellite Age / Edition 7

by William A. Hachten, James F. Scotton, James Francis Scotton
     
 

Written in a pithy and accessible style, this classic book brings readers up to date on major global news events. The seventh edition of this enduring text provides insights into the war on terrorism; war in Afghanistan and Iraq; quick victory (“Mission Accomplished”); long insurgency war; the Iraqi elections; and the impact of a global calamity… See more details below

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Written in a pithy and accessible style, this classic book brings readers up to date on major global news events. The seventh edition of this enduring text provides insights into the war on terrorism; war in Afghanistan and Iraq; quick victory (“Mission Accomplished”); long insurgency war; the Iraqi elections; and the impact of a global calamity story—the earthquake and tsunami in South Asia. This new edition also explores the impact that these happenings have had on telecommunications, technology, and the ever-expanding global media audience.

Significant updates to the seventh edition include a look at globalization and its shortcomings, propaganda in coverage of the Iraq war, an expanded section on Arab comsat news, an entirely new chapter on China’s media, and an increased focus on how new technological developments—the Internet, blogs, and the home camcorder’s increasing role in documenting world events—affect news coverage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405150576
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/30/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Seventh Edition.

Introduction.

1. News Communication for a New Global System.

2. Changing Ideologies of Press Control.

3. The International News System.

4. The Internet, Comsats, and Bloggers.

5. The Impact of Great News Events.

6. Globalization of Media.

7. China: Caged Media in a Free Economy.

8. The Evolving Media of the Arabs and Africa.

9. Foreign News in Flux.

10. War Reporting under Fire.

11. Public Diplomacy and Propaganda.

12. Western Media to World Media.

Selected Bibliography.

Index

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