News as Entertainment
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 â€˜dumbing downâ€™ discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which â€˜soft newsâ€™ masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism.
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