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The Resource Blaming the victim : how global journalism fails those in poverty, Jairo Lugo-Ocando, (electronic resource)

Blaming the victim : how global journalism fails those in poverty, Jairo Lugo-Ocando, (electronic resource)

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Blaming the victim : how global journalism fails those in poverty
Title
Blaming the victim
Title remainder
how global journalism fails those in poverty
Statement of responsibility
Jairo Lugo-Ocando
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Poverty is a recurrent theme in the news media, often linked to different underlying agendas. Issues such as famine, exclusion and conflict are regularly represented in the media as the consequence of poverty. However, there is no overarching consensus about what it is. Very different narratives and discourses shape the discussions of 'poverty' in the global news media. By so doing, journalists and news editors working for global media outlets often tend to obscure the structural causes of poverty and dismiss the very issue at the centre; that of inequality. This book deconstructs a spectrum of representations and misrepresentations of poverty in mainstream media outlets worldwide, investigating how and why poverty becomes newsworthy - and how the news media frames poverty, in ways that variously helps and hinders the public's understanding of poverty and its causes. The book looks at how journalistic ideologies, practices and news cultures define the way poverty is reported. It also examines issues such as the historical construction of discourses of poverty in the news and how news media represents visually poverty and inequality"--
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Lugo-Ocando, Jairo
Dewey number
302.2
LC call number
P96.S65
LC item number
L846 2014
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  • Poverty
  • Journalism
  • Poverty in mass media
  • Mass media
Summary expansion
Poverty, it seems, is a constant in today's news, usually the result of famine, exclusion or conflict. In 'Blaming the Victim', Jairo Lugo-Ocando sets out to deconstruct and reconsider the variety of ways in which the global news media misrepresent and decontextualise the causes and consequences of poverty worldwide. The result is that the fundamental determinant of poverty - inequality - is removed from their accounts
Label
Blaming the victim : how global journalism fails those in poverty, Jairo Lugo-Ocando, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-212) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The subjectivity of poverty -- The poverty of ideas in the newsroom -- with Steven Harkins -- What lies beneath? -- Africa, that scar on our face -- with Patrick O. Malaolu -- Visual journalism and global poverty -- with Scott Eldridge II -- Spinning poverty! -- The emergence of alternative voices -- Conclusion: Beyond the unsustainable news agenda
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001466783
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780745334417
Lccn
2016591762
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001466783
Label
Blaming the victim : how global journalism fails those in poverty, Jairo Lugo-Ocando, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-212) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The subjectivity of poverty -- The poverty of ideas in the newsroom -- with Steven Harkins -- What lies beneath? -- Africa, that scar on our face -- with Patrick O. Malaolu -- Visual journalism and global poverty -- with Scott Eldridge II -- Spinning poverty! -- The emergence of alternative voices -- Conclusion: Beyond the unsustainable news agenda
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001466783
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780745334417
Lccn
2016591762
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001466783

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