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Coverage of African countries in Pan-African business magazines : evidence of hierarchy in regional news flows

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dc.contributor.advisor Bornman, Elirea Ubomba-Jaswa, Florence Otae 2011-06-07T08:09:29Z 2011-06-07T08:09:29Z 2009-04 2009-04
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the flow of economic news in Africa, in order to investigate the potential existence of regional hierarchies in international news flow. The research was based on a framework of theories on international news flow. A quantitative and qualitative content analysis of a sample of news articles published in Africa Investor, African Business and Business in Africa during 2007 and 2008 was analysed. The quantitative results showed that South Africa received the highest level of coverage and was covered to a greater extent than any other African country. The qualitative results indicated that there was clear evidence of regional hierarchy in the coverage of African countries: South Africa received extensive coverage probably due to the fact that it is the largest, most advanced and influential economy in the continent. The study showed that inequality in news coverage is not only a global issue, but also a regional one. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 130 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject African business en
dc.subject Africa investor en
dc.subject Business magazines en
dc.subject Economic news en
dc.subject Dependency theory en
dc.subject World system theory en
dc.subject Regional hierachies en
dc.subject Africa
dc.subject Business in Africa
dc.subject International news flow
dc.subject Regional news flow
dc.subject South Africa
dc.subject Structural theory of imperialism
dc.subject.ddc 302.2
dc.subject.lcsh Communication -- Economic aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Communication -- International cooperation
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign news
dc.subject.lcsh Communication, International
dc.title Coverage of African countries in Pan-African business magazines : evidence of hierarchy in regional news flows en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Communication Science M.A. (International Communication)

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