All News Is Local
The Failure of the Media to Reflect World Events in a Globalized Age
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About the Book
This book is an investigation of the 300 year old model of global journalism used by the Western news media. It argues that the framework of localization is fragile and unable to cope with the issues, events, agents and institutions of globalization that exist, and that the current model of news gathering and reporting requires rethinking.
About the Author(s)
Richard C. Stanton teaches media and communication at The University of Sydney in Australia.
Richard C. Stanton
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
Table of Contents
1. Imagining News 7
2. Presentation of Global Image: Editors, Reporters and Journalists 25
3. Democracy and Media: Obligations of International Participation 45
4. The Power Triangle: Media, Corporations and Governments 65
5. The Continuing Transformation of the Public Sphere: From Jürgen Habermas to Osama bin Laden 86
6. Global Institutions of Persuasion and Influence: Issues and Events Imagined as News 107
7. Global News Institutions: The United Nations 129
8. Trade and Participation: Conflict and Effects of Global Capital and the World Trade Organization 151
9. Citizens and Participation: The Role of NGOs 170
10. Conclusions: Rethinking Global News Media 190
Book Reviews & Awards
“recommended”—Choice; “achievement in meshing Habermas’ theory with the workday life of the editor and journalist is impressive…valuable for students of media and government”—Scoop Review of Books; “provoking”—International Journal of Communications.