Foreign reporting in the sphere of network journalism

Ansgard Heinrich*

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    This article explores the relationship between foreign reporting and information provision through social media channels. Drawing upon globalization debates and research on foreign news coverage, it discusses the emergence of a new kind of reporting from afar. Within a complex, global communication space, layers of information and interpretation frameworks for news stories are multifaceted. As we witness the evolution of a sphere of “network journalism”, journalists gather news while bloggers, Twitterers or Facebook users contribute to the information flow. Taken together, the material provided by traditional journalists and alternative information sources form a global news map. Case examples from the Arab Spring assist to demarcate some characteristics of this communication sphere and suggest that seizing interactive communication tools could assist to strengthen news coverage in favor of what Berglez refers to as a “global outlook” on news.
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)766-775
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournalism Practice
    Issue number5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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