The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes, and effects of journalism;a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues; and further reading suggestions. The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.


Conventionally, globalization is taken to refer to ‘both the compression of the world and the intensification of the consciousness of the world as a whole’ (Robertson, 1992: 9). But to suggest there is much unity in the way in which globalization is either conceptualized or assessed would be particularly misleading. Held and McGrew (2000) argue that a basic split is discernible between globalists, who see globalization as a new trend and are largely supportive of it, and ‘sceptics’ who view the present as ‘a continuation of trends that developed in the period of European colonial expansion’ (Schirato and Webb, 2003: 16). By this second approach, globalization is simply ‘imperialism [which] has acquired a new form as formal empires have been replaced by new mechanisms of ...

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