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[ecrea] New Book: Journalism Across Cultures

Fri Oct 14 18:19:14 GMT 2011

New Book

Journalism Across Cultures: An Introduction
By Levi Obijiofor&  Folker Hanusch
Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 9780230236103 - paperback
ISBN 9780230236097 - hardback

'This book offers multiple perspectives on aspects of journalism production
and consumption globally and demonstrates an understanding of the key
challenges facing journalism in more traditional and emerging forms. The
authors have been able to draw from their own experiences and multicultural
backgrounds to present a compelling narrative - few other existing titles
encompass the cultural dimensions featured in this volume.' - Professor
Michael Meadows, School of Humanities, Griffith University, Australia

Journalism Across Cultures examines the key issues that form the foundation
of journalism practices around the world. It is unique in that it adopts a
truly global approach to analysing journalism by paying attention to a
multitude of cultural contexts in which journalism operates. By integrating
major theoretical and practical approaches from across the globe, this
insightful text analyses both contemporary and past media models and press
theories to explore their philosophical foundations, origins and roles in
various societies.

In this comprehensive account, Obijiofor and Hanusch explore how
transformations in global journalism - driven by new communication
technologies - have dramatically influenced journalistic practices, and they
examine the various frameworks that inform models of journalism education
and training across the world. In addition, this expansive study
investigates the role of gender in journalism, foreign news reporting, the
debate over the role of journalists in covering peace and conflict, as well
as the growing commercialization of journalism.

Levi Obijiofor is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the School of
Journalism and Communication, the University of Queensland, Australia. His
research interests focus on foreign news reporting across cultures, the
impact of new technologies on journalistic practices and journalism
education. He teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses in journalism
and communication.

Folker Hanusch is a Senior Lecturer and Program Leader in Journalism at the
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. His main research interests
centre on comparative journalism studies, news representations of death and
dying, as well as lifestyle journalism. He has published widely on these
topics in a number of international journals.

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