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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Journalism Across Cultures: An Introduction

ISBN 9780230236097
Publication Date October 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

In today's global digital world, journalists are required to be cognizant of ethical and cultural issues beyond usual national boundaries. This text provides a theoretical and practical introduction to cross-cultural journalism, equipping students with the skills and understanding they need today.

LEVI OBIJIOFOR is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the School of Journalism and Communication, the University of Queensland,  Australia. His research interests focus on foreign news reporting across cultures, impact of new technologies on journalistic practices, as well as journalism education. He teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses in journalism and communication.

FOLKER HANUSCH is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. His main research interests centre on news representations of death and dying, travel journalism, as well as comparative journalism practices. He has published widely on these topics in a number of international journals.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Evolving press theories and media models
Chapter 3: Journalistic practices and role perceptions
Chapter 4: Journalism education around the world
Chapter 5: Gender in journalism
Chapter 6: Foreign news reporting in the digital age
Chapter 7: Approaches to reporting peace and conflict
Chapter 8: Commercialisation of journalism
Chapter 9: Impact of new technologies


Michael Meadows, Associate Professor of Journalism, Griffith University, Australia.
'I've looked through the proposal and read the sample chapter and feel this would make a very good contribution to the field. It does cover significant areas that are not currently dealt with in the few relevant existing texts in a way that makes the ideas (particularly the range presented here) accessible to a broad readership. I believe the writing team has the expertise to produce a book that will be of high quality and would be attractive to journalism and mass communication programs. I would most certainly set it as a text for MA students at my university. I am sure other university level journalism/mass communication programs would see this volume as making a significant contribution to the International Journalism literature which at the moment, is not well covered in my view. This proposal will go a long towards to filling this void.'Kevin Williams, Professor of Media and Communication Studies, Unviersity of Swansea, UK
'This is a very ambitious undertaking and if the authors can pull it off it certainly will be a major contribution to our understanding journalism and mass communication in a comparative context...The rationale for the approach they have adopted and their justification for this kind of book are compelling. The proposal is well presented and clearly laid out, indicating the authors have a good grasp of what they want to achieve. The structure of the book is well defined and they provide clear reasons for covering the material they do in each of their chapters. The sample chapter is well written and covers much of the ground that one would expect to see in such a chapter.'Sarah Niblock, Brunel Unviersity, UK
'I agree with the authors that there is a strong need for a text that brings theory and practice in journalism studies into much closer alignment for students at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. There is a need for a text that caters for students who are practitioners first and foremost, who wish to work responsibly in a global context, cognizant of the ethical and cultural issues and challenges journalism in a digital/commercial context present. In this way, the proposed book – as laid out in the overall synopsis – would be a welcome addition to a growing area of analysis.'
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