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The Resource Africa's media image in the 21st century : from the "Heart of darkness" to "Africa rising", edited by Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, and Chris Paterson

Africa's media image in the 21st century : from the "Heart of darkness" to "Africa rising", edited by Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, and Chris Paterson

Label
Africa's media image in the 21st century : from the "Heart of darkness" to "Africa rising"
Title
Africa's media image in the 21st century
Title remainder
from the "Heart of darkness" to "Africa rising"
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, and Chris Paterson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media's coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image, especially by international news media. The book highlights factors that have transformed the global media system, changing whose perspectives are told and the forms of media that empower new voices. Case studies consider questions such as: how has new media changed whose views are represented? Does Chinese or diaspora media offer alternative perspectives for viewing the continent? How do foreign correspondents interact with their audiences in a social media age? What is the contemporary role of charity groups and PR firms in shaping news content? They also examine how recent high profile events and issues been covered by the international media, from the Ebola crisis, and Boko Haram to debates surrounding the "Africa Rising" narrative and neo-imperialism. The book makes a substantial contribution by moving the academic discussion beyond the traditional critiques of journalistic stereotyping, Afro-pessimism, and 'darkest Africa' news coverage. It explores the news outlets, international power dynamics, and technologies that shape and reshape the contemporary image of Africa and Africans in journalism and global culture." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
070.4/49960331
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.A37
LC item number
A58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1983-
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bunce, Melanie
  • Franks, Suzanne
  • Paterson, Chris
Series statement
Communication and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Journalism
  • 05.33 journalism
  • Journalism
  • Mass media
  • Press coverage
  • Africa
Label
Africa's media image in the 21st century : from the "Heart of darkness" to "Africa rising", edited by Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, and Chris Paterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a new Africa's media image? / Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, and Chris Paterson -- Framing Africa. The international news coverage of Africa: beyond the "single story" / Mel Bunce -- Media perspectives: in defence of western journalists in Africa / Michela Wrong -- Reporting and writing Africa in a world of unequal encounters / Francis Nyamnjoh -- Media perspectives: how does Africa get reported? a letter of concern to 60 minutes / Howard French -- How not to write about writing about Africa / Martin Scott -- Bringing Africa home: reflections on discursive practices of domestication in international news reporting on Africa by Belgian television / Stijn Joye -- The image of Africa from the perspectives of the African diasporic press in the UK / Olatunji Ogunyemi -- The image makers. Mediating the distant Other for the distant audience: How do Western correspondents in East and Southern Africa perceive their audience? / Toussaint Nothias -- Media perspectives: television reporting of Africa 30 years on / Zeinab Badawi -- Foreign correspondents in Sub-Saharan Africa: their socio-demographics and professional culture / Paulo Nuno Vicente -- Media perspectives: reflecting on my father's legacy in reporting Africa / Salim Amin -- Media Perspectives: we're missing the story: the media's retreat from foreign reporting / Anjan Sundaram -- Instagram as a potential platform for alternative visual culture in South Africa / Danielle Becker -- Media perspectives: social media and new narratives: Kenyans tweet back / H. Nanjala Nyabola -- A "new Ghana" in "Rising Africa"? / Rachel Flamenbaum -- Development and humanitarian stories. Media perspectives: is Africa's development story still stuck on aid? / Eliza Anyangwe -- AIDS in Africa and the British media: shifting images of a pandemic / Ludek Stavinoha -- Media perspectives: a means to an end? creating a market for humanitarian news from Africa / Heba Aly -- It was a "simple", "positive" story of African self-help (manufactured for a Kenyan NGO by advertising multinationals) / Kate Wright -- Media perspectives: Africa for Norway: challenging stereotypes using humour / Nikolas Poulsen Viki -- Bloggers, celebrities, and economists: news coverage of the Millennium Village Project / Audrey Arriss, Anya Schiffrin and Michelle Chahine -- Politics in the representation of Africa. Africa through Chinese eyes: new frames or the same old lens? African news in English from China Central Television, compared with the BBC / Vivien Marsh -- Media perspectives: new media & African engagement with the global public sphere / Sean Jacobs -- Shifting power relations, shifting images Herman Wasserman -- Communicating violence: the media strategies of Boko Haram / Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar -- Perceptions of Chinese media's Africa coverage / James Wan -- New imperialisms, old stereotypes / Chris Paterson -- Nollywood news: African screen media at the intersections of the global and the local / Noah Tsika
Control code
ocn953976532
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781138962323
Lccn
2015048198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026274853
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781138962323
  • (OCoLC)953976532
Label
Africa's media image in the 21st century : from the "Heart of darkness" to "Africa rising", edited by Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, and Chris Paterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a new Africa's media image? / Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, and Chris Paterson -- Framing Africa. The international news coverage of Africa: beyond the "single story" / Mel Bunce -- Media perspectives: in defence of western journalists in Africa / Michela Wrong -- Reporting and writing Africa in a world of unequal encounters / Francis Nyamnjoh -- Media perspectives: how does Africa get reported? a letter of concern to 60 minutes / Howard French -- How not to write about writing about Africa / Martin Scott -- Bringing Africa home: reflections on discursive practices of domestication in international news reporting on Africa by Belgian television / Stijn Joye -- The image of Africa from the perspectives of the African diasporic press in the UK / Olatunji Ogunyemi -- The image makers. Mediating the distant Other for the distant audience: How do Western correspondents in East and Southern Africa perceive their audience? / Toussaint Nothias -- Media perspectives: television reporting of Africa 30 years on / Zeinab Badawi -- Foreign correspondents in Sub-Saharan Africa: their socio-demographics and professional culture / Paulo Nuno Vicente -- Media perspectives: reflecting on my father's legacy in reporting Africa / Salim Amin -- Media Perspectives: we're missing the story: the media's retreat from foreign reporting / Anjan Sundaram -- Instagram as a potential platform for alternative visual culture in South Africa / Danielle Becker -- Media perspectives: social media and new narratives: Kenyans tweet back / H. Nanjala Nyabola -- A "new Ghana" in "Rising Africa"? / Rachel Flamenbaum -- Development and humanitarian stories. Media perspectives: is Africa's development story still stuck on aid? / Eliza Anyangwe -- AIDS in Africa and the British media: shifting images of a pandemic / Ludek Stavinoha -- Media perspectives: a means to an end? creating a market for humanitarian news from Africa / Heba Aly -- It was a "simple", "positive" story of African self-help (manufactured for a Kenyan NGO by advertising multinationals) / Kate Wright -- Media perspectives: Africa for Norway: challenging stereotypes using humour / Nikolas Poulsen Viki -- Bloggers, celebrities, and economists: news coverage of the Millennium Village Project / Audrey Arriss, Anya Schiffrin and Michelle Chahine -- Politics in the representation of Africa. Africa through Chinese eyes: new frames or the same old lens? African news in English from China Central Television, compared with the BBC / Vivien Marsh -- Media perspectives: new media & African engagement with the global public sphere / Sean Jacobs -- Shifting power relations, shifting images Herman Wasserman -- Communicating violence: the media strategies of Boko Haram / Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar -- Perceptions of Chinese media's Africa coverage / James Wan -- New imperialisms, old stereotypes / Chris Paterson -- Nollywood news: African screen media at the intersections of the global and the local / Noah Tsika
Control code
ocn953976532
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781138962323
Lccn
2015048198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026274853
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781138962323
  • (OCoLC)953976532

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