The World News PrismDigital, Social and Interactive
Now available in a fully revised and updated ninth edition, World News Prism provides in-depth analysis of the changing role of transnational news media in the 21st-century. Includes three new chapters on Russia, Brazil, and India and a revised chapter on the Middle East written by regional media experts Features comprehensive coverage of the growing impact of social media on how news is being reported and received Charts the media revolutions occurring throughout the world and examines their effects both locally and globally Surveys the latest developments in new media and forecasts future developments
Notes on Contributors ix Preface to the Ninth Edition xi Introduction: Fall and Rise of the Media 1 1 Information for a Global System 9 2 Game Changers: Twitters, Videos, Blogs 19 3 GlobalMediaUnderStress 35 4 ImpactofGreatEvents 46 5 English: The Language of theWorld 61 6 Brazil: Latin America’s Communication Leader 77Heloiza Golbspan Herscovitz 7 Russian Media: Struggling Against New Controls 99Natalia Bubnova 8 India: Liberalization Spurs Phenomenal Media Growth 119Sandhya Rao 9 China: A New Media Face But Tighter Control 138 10 Africa: The Mobile Continent 159 11 The Middle East: Media in the Midst of Turmoil 177Rasha Abdulla 12 Reporters Abroad: Paid, Free, and Harassed 196 13 ReportingWar 210 14 Public Diplomacy and Propaganda 229 15 Conclusions and Outlook 246 Selected Bibliography 259 Index 263
William A. Hachten is Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught for 30 years. His publications include: New Media for a New China (Wiley, 2010 with J. Scotton), The Troubles of Journalism (2005, 3rd edition), The Growth of Media in the Third World (1993), and The Press and Apartheid (1984, with C.A. Giffard).James F. Scotton is Associate Professor of Journalism at Marquette University. He has taught in Lebanon, China, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria, and has worked as a reporter, editorial writer, and editor with the Associated Press and with newspapers in several states and in China. He is co-author, with William Hachten, of New Media for a New China (Wiley, 2010).
An established and well-respected resource for students and scholars of global journalism for more than a decade, The World News Prism is now available in a fully-revised and updated ninth edition. Featuring three all new chapters on Brazil, Russia, and India and a revised chapter on the Middle East written by regional media experts, this new edition charts media revolutions occurring throughout the world and examines their effects both locally and globally. The new edition has also been updated to include comprehensive coverage of the growing impact of social media on how news is being reported and received. From tweets that spark uprisings, to state-mandated censorship, The World News Prism: Digital, Social and Interactive provides the most up-to-date and inclusive analysis of transnational news media in the 21st century.
“This is a welcome update to a favorite resource. Specialized emphasis on the media environments in Brazil, Russia, India and the Middle East make important contributions to this valuable text.”Emily Metzgar, Indiana University “Another superb edition…this time with more diverse voices from around globe and a crucial emphasis on new media without neglecting historical global media industries, political events and economic structures.”Jad Melki, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
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