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Globalization, Development and the Mass Media
This book reviews the development of theories of international communication from the 1950s to the present and presents a critical alternative.
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Extending and refining the propaganda model
The ‘propaganda model’ of news production in capitalist democracies elaborated by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky in 1988 was met with initial hostile criticism and then more or less completeExpand
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What's wrong with globalization?
This article reviews the range of views that are grouped together under the heading `theories of globalization'. Rather than advocating one from the range of conflicting theories, the articleExpand
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South African media in transition
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The situation of investigative journalism in China is precarious. There are serious pressures from both the party-state and advertisers that have reduced the opportunities for this kind ofExpand
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South African media in comparative perspective
Abstract This article analyses the media emerging from the fall of the apartheid state, with reference to other transitions that took place during the same time period. Theoretically, the articleExpand
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Media and cultural imperialism reconsidered
The theory of media and cultural imperialism is today largely discredited. This article reviews the classical theory, particularly as developed by Schiller and identifies a number of its keyExpand
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Communication and citizenship : journalism and the public sphere in the new media age
This book addresses a question which is central to academic and journalistic debate - to what extent are the media in modern societies able to help citizens learn about the world, debate theirExpand
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The Internet and the global public sphere
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