Thursday, May 31, 2012

Exposure To Global News and Globalisation

Global news is basically the news that happened around the world and it is the current news which is all of people wants to know about it. The exposure about the global news is needed and very important today because there are so many things that happened around the world. The latest issue that give a big impact to the world is the earthquake, which is happened at Acheh on 11 April 2012. The issue is very important because it gives a huge impact to all over the world and everyone wants to know about it. By having the exposure to the global news, we could see that many stations will make coverage about it and will inform the latest information to us. For example, Malaysia also gives a coverage about the issues which is it is important for Malaysian citizens to know about it because the disaster might attack again and we could get the impact to. By having the information about it, we will be more alert and keep on aware about what is happened around us.
Basically, global news is we know as the world news and globalisation is the method of the thing to turn from local into the worldwide. Globalization is the tendency of businesses, technologies, or philosophies to spread throughout the world, or the process of making this happen. The global economy is sometimes referred to as a globality, characterized as a totally interconnected marketplace, unhampered by time zones or national boundaries. The proliferation of McDonalds restaurants around the world is an example of globalization; the fact that they adapt their menus to suit local tastes is an example of glocalization (also known asinternationalization), a combination of globalization and localization.

Like every other social practice, journalism cannot now fully be understood apart from globalization. This process refers to the intensification of social interconnections, which allows apprehending the world as a single place, creating a greater awareness of our own place and its relative location within the range of world experience. As part of a larger platform of communication media, journalism contributes to this experience and thus represents a key component in these social transformations, both as cause and outcome. 
These issues at the intersection of journalism and globalization define an important and growing field of research, particularly concerning the public sphere and spaces for political discourse. The study of globalization has become a fashionable growth industry, attracting an interdisciplinary assortment of scholars. Journalism, meanwhile, itself has become an important subject in its own right within media studies, with a growing number of projects taking an international perspective (reviewed in Reese 2009). 
Combining the two areas yields a complex subject that requires some careful sorting out to get beyond the jargon and the easy country–by-country case studies. From the globalization studies side, the media role often seems like an afterthought, a residual category of social change, or a self-evident symbol of the global era–CNN, for example. Indeed, globalization research has been slower to consider the changing role of journalism, compared to the attention devoted to financial and entertainment flows. That may be expected, given that economic and cultural globalization is further along than that of politics, and journalism has always been closely tied to democratic structures, many of which are inherently rooted in local communities. The media-centrism of communication research, on the other hand, may give the media and the journalism associated with them too much credit in the globalization process, treating certain media as the primary driver of global connections and the proper object of study .

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