Just a bit on Globalisation and Journalism…

There are many definitions for media globalisation; a journalist may contribute a completely separate definition to a politician.

Realistically media globalisation should be considered as too small an audience and too English-speaking to be referred to as global, however, globalisation doesn’t refer to just the present state, but the future and growth of the media internationally and also to the progression of human development and behaviour. The more we develop, technologically and intellectually, the more reasons we have to connect, and the more things we have in common.
Many countries develop independent television shows, magazines and newspapers, but if we were to re-categorise them into a British or US model this would immediately nationalise them, the question is whether this is because of the idea of the liberal model, or the fact that English is becoming the primary language of communication. There is still plenty of room for discussion as to whether journalisms coalition with the government was originally constructed as a means for social control and whether opening up room and causing discussion and criticism is a corrupt idea. The idea of universalization and whether countries should all adopt similar media processes is just one concept of media globalisation. System connectivity refers to the speed and intensity of international and intercultural exchange of information. There has to be limitations to the amount of people who can access information and there is the question of who has the right to exchange and access it. Particular information to certain cultures can be harmful and cause local and even international issues, issues that can be unnecessary, but because English is the medium language and the internet especially, is forever growing, certain parts of the world aren’t accessible to information that could be valuable. It’s a question of whether we can know too much or know too little. Journalism in a lot of countries is referred to as the guardian of many political institutions, making it there job to control, and to make sure there are limitations to the information distributed.
Many people question whether globalisation is a process or a current state, some arguing that it is too late to stop or control it, and some arguing that we can. Since the introduction of the Anglo-American Model, (especially since its peak in the 19th century and the huge increase of circulation in newspapers) plus the idea of liberalisation in the media, many countries are adopting and adapting similar institutions and approaches towards how we communicate and deliver.





About beckiesheldon

Journalism Student, 20 years of age. Living and studying in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
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