Global Crisis Reporting written by Professor Simon Cottle
Monday, December 01, 2008
Global Crisis Reporting: Journalism in the Global Age published December 2008
Global Crisis Reporting: Journalism in the Global Age by Professor Simon Cottle was published this month by Open University Press.
The book develops on his previous title Mediatized Conflict: Developments in Media and Conflict Studies published in 2006.
Professor Cottle writes: “We live in the global age. We live in a world that has become radically interconnected, interdependent and communicated in the flows of information and culture – including, importantly, news journalism.
“Global crises, from climate change to the war on terror, from world poverty to humanitarian disasters, represent the dark side of our globalized planet.
“How we collectively recognize and respond to these different threats to humanity depends in large measure on how they become defined and deliberated, constructed and contested in the contemporary news media.”
The book sets out to explore how, why, and with what impacts some of these most pressing problems are conveyed and constituted in today’s news media - and why possible others barely register at all.
Global Crisis Reporting is key reading for students in media, communications, globalization and journalism studies. It is available in paperback (978-0-335-22138-7) priced £18.99 and hardback (978-(0-335-22139-4) priced £60.00