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Global Communication. Theories, Stakeholders and Trends. 4th Edition

  • ID: 2542539
  • Book
  • January 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Global Communication is the most definitive text on multi–national communication and media conglomerates, exploring how global media, particularly CNN, the BBC, AP, Reuters, Asia, Euronews, and Al Jazeera, influence audiences and policy makers alike. In outlining the major trends influencing global communication and media, including the internet and mobile media, the book examines a number of structural issues through world system theory and electronic colonialism theory.

The fourth edition of this major text has been systematically updated to reflect both global current events and the many fast moving areas associated with this dynamic field. Special attention is given to the continuing development of Arab media, with new analysis of the Arab Spring uprisings and the expansion of Al Jazeera's channels and influence, as well as fresh coverage of Latin American Media, the Spanish TV surge, and the phone hacking scandal by News Corporation s employees in the UK. This new edition also sees an update of McPhail s Electronic Colonialism Theory, in light of changes in the geopolitical order and a loss of international coverage in the US media. As well as detailing important sectors such as UNESCO, ITU, the Internet, MTV, and the importance of global advertising, the book covers the expanding area of global communication and describes major multimedia conglomerates particularly in the USA.

Updated and enhanced online resources for instructors, including instructor s manual, test banks and student activities, can be found at <a href="[external URL]
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Notes on Contributors vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgments x

1 Global Communication: Background 1

2 Development Research Traditions and Global Communication 31

3 The Message: The Role of International Organizations 47

4 Public Diplomacy: New Dimensions and Implications Nancy Snow 64

5 The Medium: Global Technologies and Organizations 80

6 The Internet: The Evolving Frontier 96

7 American Multimedia Conglomerates 117

8 Stakeholders of Multimedia Conglomerates Outside the United States 148

9 Euromedia: Integration and Cultural Diversity in a Changing Media Landscape Alexa Robertson 164

10 Global Issues, Music, and MTV 181

11 CNN: International Role, Impact, and Global Competitors 198

12 The Role of Global News Agencies 222

13 Arab Media and the Al Jazeera Effect Lawrence Pintak 235

14 Toward Globalization: The Approaches and Accomplishments of the Four Media Giants in Asia Junhao Hong 248

15 The Role of Global Advertising 275

16 Summary and Conclusions 287

Select Bibliography 304

Index 312

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Thomas L. McPhail
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