Globalization and foreign news coverage

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To illustrate the impacts of globalization on international mass communication, this paper brings together both a theoretical analysis on the impacts of cultural globalization penetrating media content and a case study of German media in covering China. It aims to empirically examine to what extent and in what ways cultural globalization exercises its symbolic power to constitute international news reporting. This study demonstrates that foreign news reporting is increasingly influenced by a global consciousness, even in the international context. This phenomenon of foreign news "going global" and/or "going transnational" can be effectively observed across the major news reporting areas and systematically studied under four criteria that are the ways in which news is structured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-346
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Comparative Asian Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cultural globalization
  • Foreign news
  • Mass communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations


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