Transcultural Spheres and the Foreign Correspondent
This chapter looks into the need for being aware of the existence of various journalism cultures, as many studies have showcased. A cultural understanding of the place journalists report from is a complex matter, and many factors need to be taken into consideration, such as social, political, economic, religious and historic ones. This chapter focuses on two axis that intersect: The first considers the pre-existing cultures that any journalist consciously or unconsciously brings to bear on their subject. The second analyses how that understanding in turn affects the cultural discourse that their journalism produces and the extent to which it can assist in developing transcultural spheres.
KeywordsForeign correspondent Cultures of journalism Transcultural spheres Parachute journalism Cultural news discourse Happy news
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