Journalism and Globalization

Globalization is the continuing and evolving process of increasing communication interconnectivity between geographically distant and diverse populations, cultures, and economies. This is usually, though not always, brought about by technological advances in transportation and communications and through virtual interactions. Just as journalism has been affected by global interconnections, globalization also has been part of many news stories in recent years.

Two phenomena of globalization in regard to journalism are particular noteworthy. The first is the public’s expectation of instant international news as part of the now-standard 24-hour news cycle and the influence of this expectation on the practice of newsgathering. The second is the expectation of ongoing cultural exchange between previously separate and diverse groups of people. Of this increased cultural exchange, some scholars see increased ...

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