Foreign news

The News Media and Foreign Policy

Author: Brian Buckley

Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University

ISBN:

Category: Foreign news

Page: 70

View: 932

Political Science

News Media and Foreign Relations

Author: Abbas Malek

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 232

The first section of the book addresses theoretical issues and lays a foundation for analysis of the role of the media in foreign relations. The second part provides empirical studies demonstrating some of these relationships. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Media Diplomacy

Author: Yoel Cohen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

View: 979

This book is a study of the relationship of news media and modern diplomacy. The growth of mass communications and the interest of the citizens of democratic societies in international affairs have certain implications for diplomacy. By examining British diplomacy, this study attempts to pinpoint those areas where the media impinge on the foreign policy process either in terms of having an influence on public opinion, by providing new information to policy makers, or in terms of being used by officials as channels to other governments and to the public at home and abroad. -- Preface (p. [ix]).
Language Arts & Disciplines

Headline Diplomacy

Author: Philip M. Seib

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 667

Seib explores the many ways in which news coverage shapes the design and implementation of foreign policy. By influencing the political attitudes of opinion-shaping elites and the public at large, the news media can profoundly affect the conduct of foreign policy. Seib's text analyzes important examples of press influence on foreign affairs: the news media's definition of success and failure, as in reporting the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam; how public impatience, fueled by news reports, can pressure presidents, as happened during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-81; how presidents can anticipate and control news media coverage, as was done by the Bush administration during the 1991 Gulf War; how press revelation or suppression of secret information affects policy, as in the cases of the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis, and various intelligence operations; how coverage of humanitarian crises affects public opinion; the challenges of live TV coverage; and the changing influence of news in the post-Cold War world. By covering a wide range of issues and examples, this important text will stimulate thoughtful appraisal of the relationships between the news media and those who make policy. It will be of interest to students and scholars in journalism, political communication, and international relations.
Foreign news

International News and the American Media

Author: Barry M. Rubin

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

ISBN:

Category: Foreign news

Page: 71

View: 901

It is impossible to gain a realistic view of events abroad and of what U.S. foreign policy should be unless reliable information is available from the American media. Yet newspapers and television are facing serious difficulties in performing this increasingly important task. The duty to inform often conflicts with criteria of profitability and pleasing the maximum number of readers. The development of more complex international issues, the rise 'Of the Third World, and policy debates at home have all added to the media's burden. Mr. Rubin's overview recounts and analyzes recent successes and problems in foreign news coverage -- Back cover.
Political Science

News Media and EU-China Relations

Author: L. Zhang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 547

An exploration of the role of the news media in the development of EU-China relations after the end of the Cold War, this book provides empirical evidence to support what Nye and Anholt have argued: that branding a country's image is soft power. The author examines the nature of European Union and China coverage in Chinese and European news media respectively and explores how the economics, politics, and journalistic practice interplay in shaping the coverage. Based on this analysis, the author delves into the relationship between the news media and their foreign policy toward each other in terms of both the general direction of policy-making and the policy in a specific issue area. Including not only content analysis of media coverage, but also has first-hand interview materials with the officials involved in the decision-making process and the journalists involved in reporting the EU and China, the book sheds light on the way in which the media construct the post-Cold War world and therefore play a role in transforming international relations.
Political Science

Late-breaking Foreign Policy

Author: Warren P. Strobel

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

View: 893

The influence of the media - particularly the "CNN effect" - has dramatically changed the way foreign-policy decisions are made. But just how deep is the change? Warren Strobel provides riveting behind-the-scenes accounts of recent peace operations in Bosnia, Rwanda, Somalia, Haiti, and northern Iraq. He describes the conditions in which the media have the greatest, and the least, influence, and offers recommendations to civilian and military leaders on building and maintaining public support in an age of intense media scrutiny.
Political Science

The Media and Political Process

Author: Eric Louw

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 249

How have professional communicators transformed the business of politics? How do political bodies use the media to sell domestic and foreign policies to the public? This fully revised new edition of The Media and Political Process assesses the impact of spin doctoring and media activity in liberal democracies that are just as concerned with impression management and public relations as with policy. Political processes never stand still, and this revised second edition explores the mediatisation of the political process in light of recent developments, from Vladimir Putin's growth into a political celebrity, to the activities of spin doctors in the 2008 US Presidential Elections. Providing a comprehensive overview of the evolution, operation and terminology of political communication, this text is an accessible, lively resource for students of political communication and media and politics, and will be important further reading for students of journalism, public relations and cultural studies.
Political Science

US Foreign Policy in the European Media

Author: George N. Tzogopoulos

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 206

After 9/11, neoconservatism was widely regarded as the dominant political ideology informing US foreign policy - particularly by the press. George N. Tzogopoulos here argues that the impact of neoconservatism can be disputed, examining other factors which influenced US foreign policy and the role of other politicians outside the neoconservatism movement. He demonstrates that prior to the events of 9/11, the key opinion-forming newspapers in Europe differed in their representations of neoconservatism. But, after 9/11, the European press rapidly adopted very similar approaches, constructing neoconservatism as the driving force behind Bush's international politics approach and the war on Iraq. The author asks why it is that media coverage in Europe focused on neoconservatism in particular over other IR theories, and the different factors – such as the scapegoat theory – which influenced journalistic work. He also examines early indications of the ways in which the European media are portraying US foreign policy under the Obama administration. This is an important contribution to our understanding of the dynamic between International Relations and the news media.
Government and the press

The Media-government Relations

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Government and the press

Page: 277

View: 798

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the media-government relations through a comparative analysis of the United States, North Korea, and South Korea's news media coverage of foreign policy between 2000 and 2001 during which the three nations were actively involved in diplomatic talks, but failed. This study observes how reporting of foreign policy supports or challenges a government by analyzing themes, news sources, opinion direction, and media representation, and explores what determines the role of the news media in relation to government. Content analysis is conducted to measure media attention, valence, news source, and media representation. Media attention is measured by grouping the thematic frequency into 48 bi-weekly intervals. Valence (opinion direction) is assigned to all voices appeared in a news story in accordance with its consistency with a nation's foreign policy. A nation's foreign policy is conceptualized on the basis of a President's frame of reference in order to distinguish a government's perspective from other contending forces' perspectives. The research is conducted based on two key concerns and questions. First, there is a concern that the media reporting of foreign policy is constrained by a government. If so, how can the policy be contested by different forces? Second, if each nation's journalism practice represents a unique mode of media and political system, how can the role of media in relation to government be compared? This study found that first, the role the news media shifts in the range from a site of struggle to a site of ideological reproduction, depending on the existence of political challenge and the construction of critical media discourse. Second, when a nation's foreign policy addresses national interests, it gains the support of its public. However, it has no guarantee to be equally supported by other nations if there is a conflict between two nations' interests. Constituting hegemony within a national boundary is not tantamount to constituting the same hegemony in the international community. The disparity between two nations' interests can cause damage to the leadership when it becomes a critical media discourse.
Political Science

The Future of Diplomacy

Author: Philip Seib

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 710

Never before has diplomacy evolved at such a rapid pace. It is being transformed into a global participatory process by new media tools and newly empowered publics. ‘Public diplomacy’ has taken center-stage as diplomats strive to reach and influence audiences that are better informed and more assertive than any in the past. In this crisp and insightful analysis, Philip Seib, one of the world’s top experts on media and foreign policy, explores the future of diplomacy in our hyper-connected world. He shows how the focus of diplomatic practice has shifted away from the closed-door, top-level negotiations of the past. Today’s diplomats are obliged to respond instantly to the latest crisis fueled by a YouTube video or Facebook post. This has given rise to a more open and reactive approach to global problem-solving with consequences that are difficult to predict. Drawing on examples from the Iran nuclear negotiations to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Seib argues persuasively for this new versatile and flexible public-facing diplomacy; one that makes strategic use of both new media and traditional diplomatic processes to manage the increasingly complex relations between states and new non-state political actors in the 21st Century
Political Science

News Media and EU-China Relations

Author: L. Zhang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 755

An exploration of the role of the news media in the development of EU-China relations after the end of the Cold War, this book provides empirical evidence to support what Nye and Anholt have argued: that branding a country's image is soft power. The author examines the nature of European Union and China coverage in Chinese and European news media respectively and explores how the economics, politics, and journalistic practice interplay in shaping the coverage. Based on this analysis, the author delves into the relationship between the news media and their foreign policy toward each other in terms of both the general direction of policy-making and the policy in a specific issue area. Including not only content analysis of media coverage, but also has first-hand interview materials with the officials involved in the decision-making process and the journalists involved in reporting the EU and China, the book sheds light on the way in which the media construct the post-Cold War world and therefore play a role in transforming international relations.
Social Science

Foreign Correspondence

Author: John Maxwell Hamilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 489

Despite the importance of foreign news, its history, transformation and indeed its future have not been much studied. The scholarly community often calls attention to journalism’s shortcomings covering the world, yet the topic has not been systematically examined across countries or over time. The need to redress this neglect and the desire to assess the impact of new media technologies on the future of journalism – including foreign correspondence – provide the motivation for this stimulating, exciting and thought-provoking book. While the old economic models supporting news have crumbled in the wake of new media technologies, these changes have the potential to bring new and improved ways to inform people of foreign news. In an increasingly globalized era, journalism is being transformed by the effortlessly quick sharing of information across national boundaries. As such, we need to reconsider foreign correspondence and explore where such reporting is headed. This book discusses the current state and future prospects for foreign correspondence across the full range of media platforms, and assesses developments in the reporting of overseas news for audiences, governments and foreign policy in both contemporary and historical settings around the globe. As Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Serge Schmemann reminds us in this book, "quality journalism and unbiased reporting are as valid and necessary today as they ever were [...] one of the primary tasks of journalists and scholars as they follow the changes taking place must be to ensure that the ‘new international information order’ now imposed by the Internet remains true to the ideals and traditions that define our journalism." This book was originally published as a special issue of Journalism Studies.
History

How American Media Presents Crisis of Sino-Us Relations

Author: Liu Wen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 722

Sino-US relation that has great influence on international relations is considered as the most important bilateral relation in the world today by politicians and scholars from both of the two countries. The development of Sino-US relation has undergone twists and turns since the two countries established diplomatic relation. Although China and America has developed cooperative relationship in various areas, critical events resulted from conflicts happen from time to time. Media that plays various roles including message transmitter, public opinion shaper and problem solver during the two countries’ crisis is not only an important information channel for both the government and the people to learn about the crisis quickly, but also undertakes certain diplomatic duties like indicating attitude, explaining policy and setting agenda. This book is an analysis of the features and laws of media coverage on critical events between China and America, discussing their influence on public opinion of American people as well as the decision-making progress of American government by study the related reports of New York Times since 1990. This book takes some China-US crisis as study cases and the related reports in New York Times as researching sample, analyzing the quantity, length, type, information source, inclination towards China and news frame of the reports, discussing the features and laws of media coverage on crises between China and America. The ultimate purpose is to figure out the role and function of media during the decision-making process of America’s China policy and to conclude the inspiration for both countries’ diplomacy and international communication.
Social Science

Beyond the Front Lines

Author: P. Seib

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 676

Has Al Jazeera's impact been underestimated? Is the role of the Internet fully understood? Has public diplomacy become mired in clumsy propaganda? Beyond the Front Lines examines these issues, suggesting ways journalists might carry out their job better and defining the role of the news media in a high-tech, globalized and dangerous world.
Mass media

The Impact of Foreign Media on Moroccan Foreign Relations

Author: Yousra Bencherif

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mass media

Page: 60

View: 492

Starting from the assumption that the media is significant in the process of policy making and diplomacy, I wanted to study the role of information and news coverage in influencing diplomatic relationships between specific countries. As as a case study, I analyzed the reaction of Moroccan diplomatic policy to the coverage of the French written press on the issue of human rights in Morocco in the early 1990s after the release of NOTRE AMI LE ROI of Gilles Perrault, anf how [this book] influenced the Franco-Moroccan relationships.
Electronic books

India's Foreign Policy

Author: Anjali Ghosh

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN:

Category: Electronic books

Page: 465

View: 944

In this volume, scholars specializing in different dimensions of foreign-policy analysis examine the dynamics of India's international relations. The volume reviews the economic growth that has propelled it to the status of a globally recognized power, and examines its nuclear policy and maritime strategy as a register of its present capabilities and future aspirations. The news media, often neglected in the study of international politics, are studied as an important index to-and catalysis for-the formulation of government policies. The volume also comprehensively analyses India's bilateral and multilateral relations, their influence on the stability of the subcontinent, their bearing on the country's international presence, and their relevance for its political ambitions.
Performing Arts

The CNN Effect

Author: Piers Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 124

The CNN Effect examines the relationship between the state and its media, and considers the role played by the news reporting in a series of 'humanitarian' interventions in Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Rwanda. Piers Robinson challenges traditional views of media subservience and argues that sympathetic news coverage at key moments in foreign crises can influence the response of Western governments.
Political Science

The Greek Crisis in the Media

Author: George Tzogopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 779

The portrayal of Greece by the international press during the financial crisis has been seen by many independent observers as very harsh. The Greeks have often been blamed for a myriad of international political problems and external economic factors beyond their control. In this original and insightful work George Tzogopoulos examines international newspaper coverage of the unfolding economic crisis in Greece. American, British, French, German and Italian broadsheet and tabloid coverage is carefully analysed. The Greek Crisis in the Media debates and dissects the extent to which the Greek response to the financial crisis has been given fair and balanced coverage by the press and questions how far politics and national stereotypes have played their part in the reporting of events. By placing the Greek experiences and treatment alongside those of other EU members such as Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain, Tzogopoulos examines and highlights similarities and differences in the ways in which different countries tackled the challenges they faced during this crucial period and explores how and why the world's media reported these events.