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Future conceptual challenges of cross-border journalism

Hellmueller, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-6609-9395 & Berglez, P. (2022). Future conceptual challenges of cross-border journalism. Journalism, 24(11), pp. 2359-2378. doi: 10.1177/14648849221125535


In this study we argue that we are entering a period with increasingly complex and dialectical relations between cross-continental and national sentiments and actions. This situation—characterized by multiple centers of political power and conflicts—requires journalism studies to sharpen its skills when examining cross-border journalism using concepts such as foreign, international, global, and transnational journalism, and to be analytically sensitive to their differences and their potentially dynamic relations. This article examines the theoretical definitions and practical use of these four cross-border journalism concepts during the period 2010–2020 in a selected number of academic journals. We critically discuss their potential contribution to future research on global challenges occurring in a paradoxical world where globalization appears to be moving forward and backward simultaneously.

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Publisher Keywords: Global journalism, transnational journalism, international journalism, foreign journalism, cross-border journalism, globalization, post-globalization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
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