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Възможностите на международната журналистика
The Opportunities of International Journalism

Author(s): Maria Neikova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Civil Society, Communication studies, Sociology, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Факултет по журналистика и масова комуникация, Софийски университет „Св. Кл. Охридски”
Keywords: international journalism; global information flow; inequality in the coverage

Summary/Abstract: The public lecture offers two polar opportunities for international journalism. The lecture reflects on the relative comparability of the presence of topics and places in different segments of the information media. The role of the maps – geographic, political, and any other – as an invaluable assistant in the understanding of the world, the causes of the existence of geopolitical ties or ambitions, the behavior of states with their natural vulnerabilities is shown. Maps are analytical tools and tools that help us think about individual countries, regions or continents, and more general about the world. The Mercator projection is an appropriate key to understanding the continued dominance of the North – the North as a political concept covering the developed and economically powerful countries of the world in the global information flow. The misunderstanding of the scale of the world around us can have or has a real impact on our opinions and decisions. An example in two parts – the presence of Nigeria and France in world news, helps to see the connections. The inequality in the coverage of identical events in the example is related to the sense of predictability of mass killings in Africa and the surprise that such a thing can happen in France. The revolution in communication technologies got ahead of major processes of human evolution and globalize our world, globalize humanity long before the world, humanity has become a community of mutual knowledge and understanding. All of this makes the opportunities of international journalism big and negligible at the same time.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 206-221
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian