Global Media Flows (SLIDES ONLINE)
• Global media = international media, topical branch
o How and Why does media flow across the world?
Does it flow textually, economically, politically, socially?
o What forces are acting upon those media flows?
National borders, national identities, governments, international non-profit
entities, economic systems, social values, and individual choices?
• Study of national media has become broader and more rich in the era of globalization
o Globalization = a social process in which the constraints of geography on
economic, political, social, and cultural arrangements recede
In which people become increasingly aware that they are receding in
which people act accordingly
• 1700s-1960s (ish) = Era where economic system was governed by powerful nation
• 1980s- present = global mass culture dominated by the image (electronic era and