International Journalism: Critical Texts (Journalism Studies: Key Texts)

International Journalism: Critical Texts (Journalism Studies: Key Texts)

By: Kevin Williams (author)Hardback

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"Kevin Williams has authored an account of "foreign" correspondence and international journalism that is the most comprehensively-sourced, inclusive, contextualized, timely and critical in its field. At last, we have an account that acknowledges that the largest employers of "foreign" correspondents for nearly two hundred years have been and continue to be the news agencies; that the occupation is rooted in a history of imperialism, post-colonialism and commercialization, whose vestiges today are all too apparent; that the impacts of so-called "new media" on the amount, range and quality of international news, while significant, are less dramatic and less positive than commonly supposed." - Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Bowling Green State University, Ohio What is the future of the foreign correspondent - is there one? Tracing the historical development of international reporting, Kevin Williams examines the organizational structures, occupational culture and information environment in which it is practiced to explore the argument that foreign correspondence is becoming extinct in the globalized world. Mapping the institutional, political, economic, cultural, and historical context within which news is gathered across borders, this book reveals how foreign correspondents are adapting to new global and commercial realities in how they gather, adapt and disseminate news. Lucid and engaging, the book expertly probes three global models of reporting - Anglo-American, European and the developing world - to lay bare the forces of technology, commercial constraint and globalization that are changing how journalism is practiced and understood. Essential reading for students of journalism, this is a timely and thought-provoking book for anyone who wishes to fully grasp the core issues of journalism and reporting in a global context.

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Kevin Williams is Professor and former Head of the School of Arts, at Swansea University. He is the best-selling author of Get Me a Murder a Day! (2nd ed. 2009).


Introduction: The Changing Nature of Foreign Correspondence Globalization and International Journalism The Colonial Legacy: The History of International Journalism The Big Three: The Organizational Structure of International Journalism Our Man in Havana: The Occupational Culture of International Journalism Standard Techniques: News Management and International Journalism Windows on the World: International Journalism and the New Media Conclusion: The Death of the Foreign Correspondent?

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/08/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412945271
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781412945271
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 1412945275

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