Al-Jazeera English and global news networks: clash of civilizations or cross-cultural dialogue?

  title={Al-Jazeera English and global news networks: clash of civilizations or cross-cultural dialogue?},
  author={Shawn M. Powers and Mohammed el-Nawawy},
  journal={Media, War \& Conflict},
  pages={263 - 284}
This article examines the role of the global news media in either furthering the balkanization of the global news environment or moving towards a globally connected and engaged aggregation of publics. Drawing on the results of a six-country study of media viewing habits, cultural, political and cognitive dispositions of viewers of Al-Jazeera English in comparison to viewers of CNN International and BBC World, the authors outline two findings: (1) viewers worldwide turn to particular… 

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