Since September 11, Arab and American journalists have been trading barbs, accusing each other of bias and a lack of objectivity. But is news coverage in Arab countries all that different from American coverage? The Making of Arab News draws comparisons, including examples of Arabic news language and their English translations, to show how Arab news values have been Americanized and how these values are reflected in the language used in the Arab news.
Noha Mellor is a journalist and an external lecturer at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I Chapter 4 1 The Arab Region: Similarities and Differences Chapter 5 2 History of Arab News Chapter 6 3 Categorization of Arab Press: Rugh's Typology Revisited Chapter 7 4 News Values Part 8 Part II Chapter 9 5 The News Genre Chapter 10 6 MSA: The Language of News Chapter 11 7 Values in Language Chapter 12 Conclusion Chapter 13 References