International Media

Chapter 16—International Media

Posted on June 11, 2010. Filed under: Globalization, International Media | Tags: , , , |


1. In what ways might a nation’s media system be shaped by its government’s political philosophy? Cite some specific examples.

2. Compare the evolution of mass media in Western Europe and Africa. Give specific examples.

3. Describe the role of media before and after the decline of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

4. Discuss the role of radio in developed and less-developed countries. Cite specific examples.

5. Name the media baron who holds the monopoly over Australian media. Discuss his role in his country’s media, as well as that of the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

6. Discuss the pervasive role of the media in Japan. What role do NHK and the three major daily newspapers play in Japanese media?

 7. How does accessible worldwide news on the Internet affect the global information marketplace? Cite specific examples.

8. Discuss MTV’s effects on “borderless” communications. How does this affect viewers and advertisers?

9. Define three important issues addressed in the New World Information and Communications Order.

10. Discuss at least three ways in which the 1996 international copyright treaties have changed the Internet.

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