Project #91338 - communications

During October we have studied the proliferation of both established and insurgent global news and propaganda outlets and networks (largely social media), and examined how they have handled key developments – such as (but not limited to) the invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring, NSA spying and ISIS.

Analyze how these outlets and networks have affected the global news environment/business in the past 20 years. Have they made the news of the world more, or less, knowable for the average viewer/reader around the world? How and why?

Answer these questions in whatever structure works for you, while adhering to proper citation styles, in 1,300-1,600 words, 

 

these are some of the questions the professor asked in the last month with some of student feedback on it and we can use it as guidlines for the eassy 

q1.What kind of potential does Al Jazeera English have to break the Western dominance on international news? How does its connection with the Qatari government help or hurt it?

answ1.As mentioned in the article from the Global Media Journal, there's an overall dominance by American and European centric news in the world. Al-Jazeera English has the potential to provide a new perspective that is not coming from the United States or Europe since the news organization is based in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar. Al-Jazeera English allows news to break from Arab regions of the world without the need to hire Arabic translators. This makes it easier for news to spread where it maybe normally wouldn't and for Al-Jazeera English to break some of the Western dominance in international news. I think AJE's connection with the Qatari government hurts it, especially in recent years, because the Qatari government is pushing for Al-Jazeera to cover certain news, spread certain ideals, and have a certain agenda. According to the Spiegel Online article, this Qatari agenda doesn't necessarily reflect what the viewers want to read and see, and it makes Al-Jazeera's own journalists and staff feel like they're losing independence. That seems harmful to me, because without an audience and without a staff, it will be hard to up-keep an international news organization.

Q2Do foreign correspondents matter? If so, why? Is the decline in their numbers a problem? If so, why? If not, why not?

answ2. Yes, I believe that foreign correspondents matter very much. It's one thing to send someone to cover news on site, but assigning someone indigenous to the area to cover the story on site brings the journalism to an entirely new level.  As stated in the Archetti article, foreign correspondents "allow to sketch a far more nuanced and multifaceted picture" (Archetti, 848) in regards to giving reporting the story as not just a correspondent but also as an actual witness.  Their decline in numbers is obviously a problem because there then is a loss in connection between the people back home and the rest of the world.  I think foreign correspondents act as a voice for their country.  Also, the interest in foreign news is only increasing and the dependence on foreign correspondents only increases as well because news organizations are unable to handle the high demand (Archetti, 852).  Although it is true that the high demand in foreign news can be aided by the convenience of communication technology, there is something more enticing in my opinion about having someone from that country reporting what they have seen, experienced, and felt

Q3. How vital were the new media infrastructure and social media in the Arab Spring. How come media failed to sustain the initial burst of democratic enthusiasm?

asw3.  think that the new media infrastructure gave a platform for the protests of the Arab Spring. Before the protests broke out it provided a means to connect people to discuss their discontent with the regime. Once the breaking point hit, that network was already present and it then became a tool for the movements. It was not the cause, but rather a modern way to spread ideas at a quicker and larger scale circumventing at times government control. Media to sustain the initial burst because the media is not being used only by the revolutionary movements, but governments caught on quickly how to use it for their advantage and how to spin coverage in their favor. Another big factor is money. Although media is giving the people a louder voice that reaches all parts of the globe, it sometimes cannot completely overpower the influence that foreign aid to support certain regimes. 

Q4 Evaluate the role of global media in the "soft power" of public diplomacy. And how is it different than propaganda?

answ4. Soft power is somewhat like winning the hearts of the global public. While propaganda is more one sided and imposing of ideas on others, soft power is more of an exchange of ideas and culture. By exchanging ideas and culture, one can provide the world view and values of a certain government and create an image of an attractive nation.  I think it is even more important today to use soft power because media connects us all at an impressive rate that the exchange is much easier and can be done on a larger scale. From a political view, it is a way to gain support within the international community since all actions done by governments are heavily watched and discussed by the media who relays it to the people. Also with the increase of the idea of democracy in other countries, the public is given a greater role in decision making in which they are the primary consumers of this public diplomacy who in turn pressure their own government unknowingly to support American values and agenda.

qu5. What sort of challenges does American overseas broadcasting face? Are there common issues? What is unique about broadcasting to Cuba?

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