News in the Global Sphere: A Study of CNN and Its Impact on Global Communication

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University of Luton Press, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 237 pages
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The launch of the international news outlet CNN in 1985 brought about new forms of global political communication, which have reshaped international political communication. CNN's effect on globalizing "news" is often associated with McLuhan's metaphor of the "Global Village". However, with the "Global News Machine", CNN has constituted a new global public sphere, a new idea of "globalization", which problematizes McLuhan's vision.

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A former Professor of media studies in Germany, Ingrid Volkmer currently teaches at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has been a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and is currently affiliated with the Amsterdam School of Communication Research in The Netherlands. Dr. Volkmer has published widely on issues of global media infrastructures and journalism. She is on the editorial board of the journal Global Media & Communication and Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia « Globalization (2005).

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