Reporting from ‘the field’: foreign correspondents and the international news coverage of East Africa
There has been significant academic criticism of the international news coverage of Africa, but little or no first-hand research on the forces that create this news. This thesis draws on 51 semi-structured interviews and ethnographic work with practicing foreign correspondents in Sudan, Kenya and Uganda to explore the question: how can we explain and theorise the production of international news on East Africa?
The thesis argues that Pierre Bourdieu’s Field Theory, and its analytica...Expand abstract
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- Melanie Bunce
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