A2 global news les 6


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A2 global news les 6

  1. 1. Global Media – Global News & Journalism: an introduction.<br />L.O: To understand the main issues concerning News production & distribution in terms of Global Media.<br />
  2. 2. Starter:<br />List as many news channels as you can – the person with the most wins.<br />Ready <br />Steady <br />Go!<br />
  3. 3. Feedback!!<br />
  4. 4. How we used to get our news…<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmxDBKSMi8&feature=related<br />
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  6. 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF2mGIbxX-Y<br />And this is how we get our news now!<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIrX6UiXReE<br />
  7. 7. Listmainia!<br />Now working in pairs go through the list of news channels you have both made & classify each channel under the 3 headings below:<br />US Bias<br />Other Bias<br />Unbiased. <br />
  8. 8. Why do we tend to be more sensitive about where our news comes from than we are about what we perceive to be entertainment? <br />For example – most of the films we watch come from the USA and though we are sometimes concerned about cultural representation, it doesn’t become an issue about our democracy. <br />Consider how would we react if ALL our news came from America?<br />
  9. 9. The Top 5!<br /><ul><li>The five leading players in the global news arena are;</li></ul>Al Jazeera English<br />CNN<br />France 24 (available in French or Arabic)<br />Russia Today<br />BBC World (considered the most objective) <br />
  10. 10. Who gets the most viewers globally?<br /><ul><li>Who knows!
  11. 11. It is actually very difficult to find accurate worldwide audience figures for most of the channels – they are a little cagey about releasing them.
  12. 12. CNN – about 200 million viewers worldwide
  13. 13. BBC world – around 180 million
  14. 14. Al Jazeera English – approx 100 million
  15. 15. France 24 & Russia Today less. </li></li></ul><li>Research 5 (fun) facts about the channel you have been given!<br />
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  18. 18. News = a global commodity <br />It does not just HAPPEN <br />It is produced, purchased and sold on like any other commodity<br />Therefore there is a buyer (News Channels), a seller (News Agencies) and a consumer (the Public – us)! <br />
  19. 19. Seller Buyer Consumer <br />
  20. 20. What are the main issues concerning Global Media & News?<br />The question of Bias – whose news? The starting point for news reporting is no longer merely the local, but the global!<br />
  21. 21. 2. The idea of news production being a commodity – must it then concern itself more with profit & loss than truth & ‘objectivity’?<br />
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