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The World News Prism: Challenges of Digital Communication, 8th Edition

The World News Prism: Challenges of Digital Communication, 8th Edition

William A. Hachten, James F. Scotton

ISBN: 978-1-444-33858-4

Sep 2011

280 pages

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$44.95

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Fully revised and updated, the eighth edition of The World News Prism analyzes the changing role of transnational news media in the 21st-century globalized world and its impact on rapidly changing news events.

 

  • Includes a new chapter dedicated to evolving traditional and new social media in Middle East
  • Expands the discussion of news systems in developing nations, comparing media growth in India and Africa
  • Explores the impact of digital media on traditional societies
  • Features important updates on the decline of print media in the West and the challenges this poses to global reporting
  • Surveys the latest developments in new media and forecasts future developments

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Preface to the Eighth Edition vii

Introduction 1

1 News Communication for a Global System 11

2 Changing Ideologies of Press Control 24

3 Global News Under Stress 45

4 Digital Media: Global, Interactive, and Free 58

5 The Whole World is Watching: Impact of Great News Events 77

6 Globalization of Media and Language 93

7 China: New Media In An Old Political World 111

8 The Middle East: Media Storms in the Desert 135

9 India and Africa: Contrasts in Development 158

10 Foreign News in Flux 170

11 War Reporting: Fire and Misfire 185

12 Public Diplomacy and Propaganda 206

13 Forecast: Changeable with Cloudy Periods 224

Selected Bibliography 241

Index 245

  • Eighth edition of this popular and established textbook analyzing the changing role of transnational news media, which has been fully revised and updated throughout
  • Includes a new chapter dedicated to evolving traditional and new social media in Middle East
  • Expands the discussion of news systems in developing nations, comparing media growth in India and Africa 
  • Explores the impact of digital media on traditional societies
  • Features important updates on the decline of print media in the West and the challenges this poses to global reporting 
  • Surveys the latest developments in new media and forecasts future developments