Monday, October 22, 2007

Chapter 14: Journalism and the global village

Technology is something which is never going to stop and will continue to be a burden on the journalism world. In trying to initiate laws into journalism and monitor content and censorship, growing technological changes are placing a threshold upon the production and flow of the regulatory legal regimes.
In contrast though, most of these technological advancements within the journalism worldpool are making it possible for the emergence of the transnational corporations, which have eventually led to something which has been labelled: The Global Villige. This term was first used in the 1960's to descibe "the linking of humanity in all parts of the world" (Breitt:214)
With the ten super corporations basically dominating the globe, things like profit, legality, owenbership and truth come into play as their may be a mixed reaction to the success of one super power. Particularly something like Rupert Murdochs Mews corporation, which owns and pre promotes in cross sections, their magazines, with television stations, with newspapers and so on. According to McChesney " The dconcentration ofg global media ownership in the ten transitional corporations (TNCs) is disastrous for two reasons:

* The diversity of intresets held by transnational corporatios;
* The alliances and joint ventures formed within this group creating an oligopoly of mainly US media corporations, which is supported by a second tier od multi-million dollar corporations that dominate the miche markets within specific areas. " (McChesney and Herman:1997:95-103)

Ans this is very true, even News Corporation is based around the whole americanised 21st centruy global media firm. But does of this lead news being placed in society as a commodity? Something which can be either brought or sold, packaged or traded?

I think to some level it does, but there is not much we can do about it if we want all the technological advancements that are presented before us.

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