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Foreign News: Exploring the World of Foreign Correspondents,9780226315751

Foreign News: Exploring the World of Foreign Correspondents

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/1/2004
Publisher(s): Univ of Chicago Pr
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Foreign Newsgives us a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look into the practices of the global tribe we call foreign correspondents. Exploring how they work, Ulf Hannerz also compares the ways correspondents and anthropologists report from one part of the world to another. Hannerz draws on extensive interviews with correspondents in cities as diverse as Jerusalem, Tokyo, and Johannesburg. He shows not only how different story lines evolve in different correspondent beats, but also how the correspondents' home country and personal interests influence the stories they write. Reporting can go well beyond coverage of a specific event, using the news instead to reveal deeper insights into a country or a people to link them to long-term trends or structures of global significance. Ultimately, Hannerz argues that both anthropologists and foreign correspondents can learn from each other in their efforts to educate a public about events and peoples far beyond our homelands. The result of nearly a decade's worth of work,Foreign Newsis a provocative study that will appeal to both general readers and those concerned with globalization.

Author Biography

Ulf Hannerz is a professor of social anthropology at Stockholm University. He is the author, most recently, of Cultural Complexity: Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning and Transnational Connections: Culture, People, Places.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Conversations with Correspondents 1(14)
1. Media and the World as a Single Place 15(24)
2. The Landscape of News 39(32)
3. Correspondents` Careers 71(31)
4. Regions and Stories 102(45)
5. Routines, Relationships, Responses 147(32)
6. World Stories 179(29)
7. Writing Time 208(27)
Notes 235(14)
References 249(14)
Index 263

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