1st Edition

Global Journalism in Comparative Perspective Case Studies

Edited By Dhiman Chattopadhyay Copyright 2024
    270 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores how journalism is practiced around the world and how there are multiple factors at the structural and contextual level shaping journalism practice.

    Drawing on case studies of how conflicts, pandemics, political developments, or human rights violations are covered in an online-first era, the volume analyzes how journalism is conducted as a process in different parts of the world and how such knowledge can benefit today's globally connected journalist. A global team of scholars and practicing journalists combine theoretical knowledge and empirically rich scholarship with real-life experiences and case studies to offer a storehouse of knowledge on key aspects of international journalism. Divided into four sections – journalistic autonomy, safety, and freedom; mis(information), crises, and trust; technology, news flow, and audiences; and diversity, marginalization, and journalism education – the volume examines both trends and patterns, as well as cultural and geographical uniqueness that distinguish journalism in different parts of the world.

    This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of journalism, media studies, and mass communication, as well as practicing journalists who want to report globally and anyone interested in gaining a foundational understanding of or researching journalism practices around the world.

    Ch. 1: Introduction

    Dhiman Chattopadhyay

    Part 1: Journalistic Autonomy, Safety, and Freedom

    Ch. 2: The causes and consequences of media freedom

    Elizabeth Stoycheff

    Ch. 3: The political economy of television news in Pakistan

    Awais Saleem

    Ch. 4: Safety, reactions and organizational support: Estonian journalists' experiences with hostility

    Signe Ivask

    Part 2: Mis(information), Crises, and Trust

    Ch. 5: Protracted transition: lingering effects of communism as an inhibiting factor for journalists in Bulgaria and Romania

    Mladen K. Petkov

    Ch. 6: Freedom of the press and national interests: Russian information aggression in Ukrainian information space

    Yuriy B. Zaliznyak

    Ch. 7: Misinformation, the Pandemic, and Mass Media: The India Story

    Pradeep Krishnatray and Shailendra Bisht 

    Ch. 8: When politics and the pandemic went up the hill, and the Malaysian media came

    tumbling down

    Sharon Wilson and Afi Roshezry bin Abu Bakar

    Part 3: Technology, News Flow, and Audiences

    Ch. 9: Artificial Intelligence skepticism in news production: the case of South Africa's mainstream news organizations

    Allen Munoriyarwa and Sarah Chiumbu

    Ch. 10: Election interference strategies among foreign news outlets and audience engagement on Social Media during the U.S. 2020 election.

    Lucas Tohill and Louisa Ha

    Ch. 11: Understanding Continuity and Mapping Digitalization in the 21st Century: An Empirical Analysis on Indian Print Media

    Durgesh Tripathi, Priyanka Sachdeva and Surbhi Tandon 

    Ch. 12: From authoritarianism to privatization and social media: The evolution of Colombian TV

    Víctor García-Perdomo

    Part 4: Diversity, Marginalization, and Journalism Education

    Ch. 13: Global connectivity: Paradigms of China’s international journalism since 1949

    Guo Ke and Chen Chen       

    Ch. 14: Anatomy of the Rapid Growth of Online Newspapers and its Impact on Online Journalism in Bangladesh

    Shudipta Sharma

    Ch. 15: College students’ perceptions about news and how journalism can regain their trust

    Dhiman Chattopadhyay and Carrie Sipes

    Ch. 16: Concluding thoughts

    Dhiman Chattopadhyay


    Dhiman Chattopadhyay is Associate Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Media, and Director of Ethnic Studies at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, United States. Prior to joining academia, he was a journalist for two decades.

    Through a ground-breaking exploration of global journalism in comparative perspectives, the current book offers a diverse set of case studies on the challenges that journalists face in different situations across cultures. This includes work from leading scholars addressing four major subdomains: Journalistic Autonomy, Safety, and Freedom; (2) Mis(information), Crises, and Trust; (3) Technology, News Flow, and Audiences; and (4) Diversity, Marginalization, and Journalism Education. The organizing framework brings together voices from practitioners and scholars--who live and work in different parts of the world – into a well-integrated whole. As such, the book can benefit journalism students not just in the U.S., but elsewhere too. This volume should thus provide a helpful resource for teaching and research in the fast-moving global journalism context.

    David Atkin, Professor, Department of Communication, University of Connecticut.

    The volume brings together interesting perspectives from around the world on some of the most pressing issues facing journalism today. Its emphasis on empirically grounded case studies of journalistic practices in the Global South is noteworthy. While engaged with the impact of emerging technologies on newsmaking as a profession and an industry, the chapters also shed light on the evolving trajectories of print and broadcast media, which remain a significant force in the media markets of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Media scholars and practitioners everywhere will find it a valuable read.

    Saif Shahin, Assistant Professor, Department of Culture Studies, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

    The timeliness of this book cannot be overstated, especially in the current post-pandemic world. This book also focuses on the rising tide of state surveillance and corporate control on the one hand, and the media’s capitulation to state power on the other hand. Another aspect I find is the significant contextualization of practice in various nations of both the global south and so-called developed nations. The book also offers great insights into journalism practice and the learning of journalism in various national contexts. Compiling such a volume is a humongous task, and I applaud the editor for this project.

    Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Strategic Adviser and Professor, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Vice President, Global Media Education Council