Theorizing journalism and the global south

Bruce Mutsvairo*, Kristin Skare Orgeret

*Corresponding author for this work

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An emerging body of scholarship concerned with journalism and the Global South is succeeding in bringing to the fore important issues such as the role of cultural beliefs in shaping and defining the news ecosystem more typically overlooked in Western research. In making good its commitment to interdisciplinarity, journalism research addressing the Global South seeks to develop multi-dimensional approaches to its modes of enquiry, both conceptually and methodologically. This chapter aims to contribute to efforts to define and conceptualize journalism and the Global South as an emerging concept. In so doing, it will adopt a thematic and regionally based foci so as to appraise its role and contribution as a field of study. To cover and discover the largest challenges facing humanity – climate change, corruption, pandemics, inequalities – the need for journalist collaboration and cooperation has become increasingly clear.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to News and Journalism
EditorsS. Allen
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781000786002
ISBN (Print)9781032005850
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2022


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