Like Jeff Jarvis, Charlie Beckett, and Richard Sambrook, I too was at Ditchley recently for a conference on the media and democracy. Present company excepted, it brought together a fascinating and lively group of people (not always the case at conferences). Sir Jeremy Greenstock, formerly Britain’s man at the UN and in Iraq (and someone who speaks in […]
James Painter has just produced a study called Counter-Hegemonic News [download pdf] — looking at Qatar’s Al Jazeera English and Venezuela’s Telesur. I have to say, in the case of AJE, I think both the personnel and the traditions they draw on are simply those of conventional foreign news.