Globalisation and the media (WEEK 6)

Assess the extent to which globalisation is changing the media for better or worse.

Globalisation is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture. It is keep changing the media for both better sides and worse sides. This short article will mainly attempt to analysis both two sides.

The first point which globalization makes media better is because more information available for the public, in terms of quantity and broadness. The second point is the shares of media technology and ideology are more ways of making media products, which are better platforms for industrial innovation. Thirdly, globalisation raises the international concern on those regions without freedom of press or low spread of efficient media. Fourthly, freer movement of services makes the news more convenience to deliver or spread out.

However, there are also some worse part of globalisation that changes the media. Although globalisation is probably helping to create more wealth for media, in 2005, a study by Peer Fiss and Paul Hirsch found a large increase in articles negative towards globalization in the years prior. For the worse part, firstly, since there are too much information which leads to more noise; for instance, how much of the massive information is valuable? Secondly, is it globalisation or westernisation? In my perspective, press and ideology are dominated by the mainstream media, and a big proportion of these mainstream media are western media. Thirdly, does every media need an international concern? All of those question above are the worse part that globalisation changes the media. 

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