Toward a more holistic analysis of international news flows

Hanusch, Folker & Obijiofor, Levi (2008) Toward a more holistic analysis of international news flows. Journal of Global Mass Communication, 1(1/2), pp. 9-21.

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The study of international news flows has been a dominant topic of international communication research during the past 50 years. This paper critically reviews past approaches to the analysis of news flows and identifies the main strands of research in this field. In line with some previous critiques of the field, we argue that past research has for too long been influenced by dichotomous debates that failed to take account of the complexities of international news decisions. A new direction is needed in order for news flow research to provide better answers to the recurring questions. This new direction is not a break from past approaches but rather an integration of all different approaches, which would provide researchers with a more holistic framework for analyzing international news flows. This new approach calls for a combination of political, economic, geographic, historical, social and cultural factors, including perspectives from other disciplines, such as anthropology and linguistics.

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ID Code: 68819
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: international communication, international news, foreign news, news flows, comparative journalism, journalism and culture
ISSN: 1933-3218
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The authors
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2014 23:50
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 23:52

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