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Global Media. Some implications. Technology, the U.S. & the world . Technology makes it possible to experience other cultures. But, our attitudes and habits are not keeping pace with the new technology. Technological illiteracy. The “digital divide.” Provincialism. Colonialism.

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Global media

Global Media

Some implications


Technology the u s the world
Technology, the U.S. & the world

  • Technology makes it possible to experience other cultures.

  • But, our attitudes and habits are not keeping pace with the new technology.

  • Technological illiteracy.

  • The “digital divide.”

  • Provincialism.

  • Colonialism.


Nationalism
Nationalism

  • We fail to recognize the impact of world events on our society and lives

  • We fail to recognize the source of our national problems may be international

  • Can we understand or accurately interpret world events?


Instantaneous news
Instantaneous News

  • What is the impact?

  • Media color our perception of events.

  • The number of messages has increased exponentially.

  • Technical complexity and the skills have become more specialized.


International news media
International News Media

  • An outgrowth of Western Media

  • Does it lead to Media Imperialism?

  • The third world relies on the West to find out about themselves and their neighbors

  • Reporting is as important as the event.


Gathering international news
Gathering International News

  • The U.S. news agencies

    • Associated Press

    • United Press International

    • CNN

    • The other networks


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Gathering International News

  • International agencies

    • Reuters

    • Agence France Press

    • Sky

    • ITAR-TASS

    • XINHUA

    • Deutsche Welle


Gathering international news2
Gathering International News

  • Journalism of Exception

    • The U.S. only reports on events that are “exceptional” – or not normal

    • We react to unusual events as we do here in the U.S.

    • We do not report or care about “normal” events


Gathering international news3
Gathering International News

  • The U.S. news agencies do not normally station reporters in foreign countries

  • We go in when a sensational event occurs

  • Many foreign agencies maintain correspondents in foreign countries permanently

    • They understand the culture, the politics and the social structure – the context of the events


The dilemma of terrorism
The dilemma of terrorism

  • The acts are perpetrated to garner media attention

  • Does TV coverage encourage terrorism?

  • “…terrorists are the super-entertainers…”



Questions
Questions. the African continent.”

  • Will technological innovation only increase the power of the west?

  • Where does technology come from for the “have nots?”

  • Will improved communication promote growth and development or new forms of dependence?


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