Political And Media Systems And Ownership Practices

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In an increasingly globalized and mediated environment, there is an evident rise in awareness towards the emerging transnational news sphere, as well as the journalistic practices that are outside of Western media domains with issues of global importance becoming more salient than ever. These ideas have been explored through the readings as both papers describe certain characteristics of both political and media systems and ownership practices of news organizations to gain insight into the implications of “global” journalism. Whilst Hellman and Reigert focus on conceptualizing the transnational news sphere, Chakravartty and Roy present a comparative approach to exploring diversity in journalism through examining the “intranational divergences” within the Indian political and media system (Chakravartty and Roy 2013, p.357).

Hellman and Reigert express global journalism as a reporting style that sought to “unite” people through identifications that permeate national boundaries, through “common human rights or interests”, hence their focus on global crisis journalism (Hellman and Reigert 2012, p.163). Through exploring the nature of global crisis journalism, Hellman and Reigert question whether there is a responsibility for journalists to promote what it means to be a citizen of the world through providing equal coverage of crisis that are within areas that are considered remote by Western standards. This challenges current practices within national/local journalism, in
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