News as entertainment: the rise of global infotainment

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Sage, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 214 pages
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Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the 'dumbing down' discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which 'soft news' masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism.

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The evolution of infotainment
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Daya Kishan Thussu is Professor of International Communication at the University of Westminster in London.