Global Journalism Practice and New Media Performance by Yusuf Kalyango Jr., D. Mould

By Yusuf Kalyango Jr., D. Mould

International Journalism perform and New Media functionality offers an outline of recent and conventional media of their political, financial and cultural contexts whereas exploring the function of journalism perform and media schooling. The authors research media platforms in sixteen nations, together with China, Russia and the U.S..

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New media’s role in agenda setting and creating priming effects also needs further investigation. In this light, the research presented here is a statement of the problem and an indication of a general trend. Empirical research should be conducted into the parameters and characteristics of new media’s impact on the political mindsets of their audiences. However, we are convinced that, in the long run, the political influence of new media in Russia will increase. The pace of information growth Case 1: Russia—New Media Reshape the Social and Political Agenda 37 makes it inevitable that the Internet will play a growing political role.

Even without data from public surveys, the expanding role of new media is evident. Issues are hotly debated in social networks; for example, a car accident in which a high-profile manager of one of the top Russian oil companies was involved, numerous examples of clownish behavior of policemen, and suspended sentences for culprits of hit-andrun fatalities. In most of these cases, new media initiated public discussion of the issue. In other words, new media initially drew attention to problems and situations and only after this did traditional media begin to cover the issues.

Obviously, a website can be accessed worldwide, unlike most traditional media that are restricted within geographical boundaries. Ma’an is available to many Palestinians who live outside the Palestinian Territories. There are also cost differences: compared with physical print distribution or broadcast radio and TV transmission, the costs of electronic distribution are low (Ahlers, 2006, p. 32). The Palestinian Authority has placed no restrictions on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or the opening of new web domains.

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