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Seeking the wider public, not 'power triangle'

Volume 15, Issue 1

May, 2009

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Mason, E. (2009). Seeking the wider public, not 'power triangle'. Pacific Journalism Review, 15(1): 236-238. Review of All News is Local: The Failure of the Media to Reflect World Events in a Globalized Age, by Richard C. Stanton. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland, 2007, 221 pp. ISBN 13:978-0-7864-3069-7.
Author(s): Ed Mason
Reviewed book by: Richard C. Stanton
Publication date: 
May, 2009

Richard C. Stanton's new work is a reminder that brevity can be a virtue in academic writing. Stanton's concise book contends  that a centuries-old Western apporach to news which plants all news in the local prevents the Western press from fully reporting world issues. He organises his discussion with supporting analysis from the news roles of world and regional institutions such as ASEAN and the UN as well as NGOs.