News as Entertainment

The Rise of Global Infotainment

by Thussu, Daya Kishan

Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond - both geographically and theoretically - the ‘dumbing down’ discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which ‘soft news’ masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism.
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: January 2008
  • English
  • 9781847875068 / 0761968784
  • California
  • Primary Price: 21.99 GBP
  • Pages: 224
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Daya Kishan Thussu.
  • Page size: 24
  • Biblio Notes: Reprint.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0005828080