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By David D. Perlmutter, John Maxwell Hamilton, Margaret DeFleur, Philip M. Seib, John Yemma, Shahira Fahmy, Steven Livingston, Lucila Vargas, Lisa Paulin, Kaye D. Sweetser

Ever because the invention of the telegraph, newshounds have sought to get rid of the obstacles of time and house. this day, we without difficulty settle for that journalists can jet quick to a far off place and broadcast immediately from a satellite-connected, video-enabled cellular phone striking from their belts. yet now that stay information assurance is feasible from nearly at any place, is overseas correspondence larger? And what are the results of modern alterations in journalistic expertise for coverage makers and their elements? In From Pigeons to information Portals, edited by way of David D. Perlmutter and John Maxwell Hamilton, students and reporters survey, probe, and demystify the recent overseas correspondence that has emerged from speedily altering media know-how. those exceptional authors problem long-held ideals approximately overseas information insurance, no longer the least of that is even if, in our interconnected global, this type of factor as "foreign information" even exists anymore. Essays discover the methods humans have used new media technology--from satellites and mobile phones to the Internet--to have an effect on content material, supply modes, and quantity and magnificence of assurance. They learn the ways that quick reporting conflicts with in-depth reporting, the professionals and cons of "parachute" journalism, the declining dominance of mainstream media as a resource of overseas information, and the results of this new international correspondence for overseas coverage. leisure media such as movie, tv, and video gaming shape around the globe evaluations approximately the USA, frequently in adverse methods. in the meantime, stay reporting overseas is either a blessing and curse for forcing overseas coverage makers. simply because international information is so important to potent coverage making and citizenship, we imperil our destiny by way of failing to appreciate the alterations know-how brings and the way we can wrest the easiest perform out of these alterations. This provocative quantity deals precious insights and analyses to aid us higher comprehend the evolving nation of overseas information. 224 pages, 2 Halftones, four Figures, 5.5 x 8.5

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Ray Stannard Baker, “Marconi’s Achievement,” McClure’s, February 902, 296. 25. John Hohenberg, “The New Foreign Correspondence,” Saturday Review, January , 969, 5. indd 19 9/4/07 10:11:31 AM VERSO 2 rethinking Òforeign newsÓ from a transnational perspective LUCILA VARGAS AND LISA PAULIN Under globalization, what is foreign news? The notion of “foreign news” implies that internal and external events are neatly separated, yet what characterizes globalization is precisely the opposite. Globalization has been defined as the integration of the world economy, the mixing of cultural traits, the increasing significance of political organizations and processes that bond nations, and, in general, as the transnational connections of various kinds that new information and communication technologies have made possible.

21 A brief look at the Foreign Press Association of New York’s Web site proves his point. The site’s page titled “Writing about Everything That Is Worth Some News” contains nine stories; except for one story about soldiers missing in action in Vietnam, all are business stories. 22 In their coverage of big business, the mainstream media have reflected the shift toward transnational governance. The mainstream media’s new focus on TNCs and the managerial elite, however, has not been accompanied by an equivalent attention to other significant actors shaping transnational and global policies today.

2000): 5. 9. Lucinda Fleeson, “Bureau of Missing Bureaus,” American Journalism Review 25, no. 7 (2003): 36. 20. Ibid. 2. htm. 22. htm, accessed September , 2005. 23. James Anderson, “Questions of Democracy, Territoriality and Globalization,” in Transnational Democracy: Political Spaces and Border Crossings, ed. James Anderson (London: Routledge, 2002), . 24. David D. html. 25. html. 26. Vertovec, 453–54. 27. John Maxwell Hamilton and Eric Jenner, “Foreign Correspondence: Evolution, Not Extinction,” Nieman Reports 58, no.

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