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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
gathering international news1
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.
  • 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?