Reporting Cultures on 60 Minutes: Missing the Finnish Line in an American Newscast

1st Edition

Donal Carbaugh, Michael Berry

Routledge
Published October 31, 2016
Reference - 116 Pages
ISBN 9781138191051 - CAT# Y226655

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Summary

This work delves into the act of reporting on different cultures as a means of exploring our own. The way culture is presented to the media highlights various international and intercultural dynamics, as well as the complexity involved in reporting from a cultural standpoint.

Reporting Cultures in 60 Minutes is a study covering the journalistic practice of reporting culture by examining "Tango Finlandia," a broadcast report on Finnish culture produced by the American television news magazine 60 Minutes. It covers the journalistic practice of reporting culture broadly by looking specifically at Finns and Americans reporting about their respective homelands and about the other’s culture and social interactions.

Unique in its content and approach, this volume:

    • Demonstrates how reports are constructed as deeply cultural forms, couched in points of view derived from one’s discursive habits and their meanings.
    • Analyzes reporting done in professional practice/journalism as well as in common social routine.
    • Offers a way through the process that can move reporting on culture from a self-reflective mirror to opening a window onto another cultural world.

Scholars and students in communication, intercultural/international studies, and related areas will find much to consider in this work

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