The fully updated fourth edition of this lively and accessible book argues for the central role of media in understanding and shaping globalization. By breaking down the economic, cultural, and political impact of media, and through a rich set of case studies, Jack Lule describes a divided global village, its destiny shaped by strife.
Jack Lule is professor of global studies and professor and chair of journalism and communication at Lehigh University. His books include Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication and Daily News, Eternal Stories: The Mythological Role of Journalism.
In this much updated book, Jack Lule offers a lucid, truly engaging, and carefully balanced overview of key issues and cutting-edge debates on globalization and media. With fascinating stories, colorful tidbits, and witty analysis, the author skillfully unpacks the media's central and conflicting role in the multifaceted and processes of globalization. The writing is simply superb.
Jack Lule's Globalization and Media has been the go-to basic text for all my International Communications students since I first taught the course. My students appreciate the accessible storytelling style of the book, a style that leads them to think critically about how media influences their lives and how they influence media.