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.

Bibliographic Details

Richard C. Stanton
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 227
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3069-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0216-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

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

Notes      201

Bibliography      207

Index      215

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.