The Global Journalist: News and Conscience in a World of Conflict
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Philip Seib says no. This provocative book argues that not only do U. He is also a veteran television and newspaper journalist.
Seib spells out economic and political complexities leading to an extreme reduction of foreign coverage by American news bureaus. This book is an ideal choice not only for students of communication and journalism but also for American government courses that explore the role of the media in domestic and foreign policymaking. A timely work made more so by the events of Sept.
The Global Journalist
Philip Seib knows how to merge the voices of journalists, policy-makers and scholars to give a full report on the current situation and problems in global journalism. In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we have seen the sad results of the media ignoring important global issues. The American public needs much more, not less, news about the rest of the world. Description Details Customer Reviews In many US news organizations, international coverage is accorded minimal importance.
The conventional wisdom seems to be that international reporting costs too much and does too little to win and keep an audience, and thus only sensational or government-highlighted incidents are reported. But does this meet standards of professional responsibility? Philip Seib says no.
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He argues that in a world of conflict not only do US news media have the duty to cover international events that affect the interests of the public and the government, but they also should "shake awake the world's conscience" by bringing more attention to international conflict and suffering - in the hope of spurring humanitarian action or intervention to help those in need. Review This Product No reviews yet - be the first to create one!