Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Foreign News

This course will provide you with well-founded knowledge of foreign news coverage across the world. It aims to teach you to the complex issues that underpin foreign news coverage across cultures. This includes insights into the challenges that confront foreign news reporters, as well as the key qualities of a good foreign correspondent. Also examined are technological changes that have transformed journalistic practices across the world, the growing debate over the power of the media to influence foreign policy formulation, the factors that affect foreign news coverage, the role of the gatekeeper, and how news values and organizational policy affect foreign news selection. In the 21st century in which various parts of the world are experiencing different kinds of conflict, we will also discuss war reporting, including the strategies used by military authorities and war commanders to restrict media coverage of wars and conflicts. This course also analyses the importance of journalism ethics in a globalized world: