News Media in the Arab World
Fig. 1. News Media in the Arab World. Courtesy of Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Bloomsbury Academic published a new book titled "News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries" edited by Barrie Gunter and Roger Dickinson from the University of Leicester.

Publication Data

Gunter, Barrie & Dickinson, Roger (Eds.). News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries. Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. ISBN: 9781441144881.

Description

News Media in the Arab World: A Study of 10 Arab and Muslim Countries is based on ongoing research at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester, and has investigated the rapidly changing nature of the news media in Arab countries. They have investigated the role of newspapers and television in news provision and the impact of new media developments, most especially the emergence of the internet as a platform for news distribution and of international satellite television channels such as Al Jazeera.

Examining the constantly developing nature of news, the collection contains separately authored chapters produced by the researchers responsible for each original analysis, covering Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Based on original primary and secondary research, this will be the first empirical-based collection to blend perspectives from both the Western and Arab nations.

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
1. The Changing Nature of News in the Arab World by Barrie Gunter and Roger Dickinson
2. Evolving News Systems in the Gulf Countries by Khalid Aljaber and Barrie Gunter
3. News in Iraq by Ahmed Al-Rawi and Barrie Gunter
4. The Development of the Palestinian News Media by Zaki Nussibeh and Roger Dickinson
5. News Consumption and News Agendas in Egypt by Hamza Mohammed and Barrie Gunter
6. The Changing News Landscape of Libya by Mokhtar Elareshi and Julian Matthews
7. News Developments and Changes to News Consumption Patterns in the Arab World by Khalid Al-Jaber and Barrie Gunter
8. News Media and Political Socialisation of Young People: The Case of Bahrain by Ebrahim Al-Shaikh and Vincent Campbell
9. What is the Future for News in the Arab World? by Roger Dickinson and Barrie Gunter

About the Authors

Barrie Gunter is Professor of Mass Communication in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. He is author of nearly 50 books and more than 250 journal articles, books chapters and other publications on media, marketing and management issues. Among his specialist areas of interest are media audiences, new media developments, and the impact of news.

Roger Dickinson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. His research interests include the sociology of journalists and journalism, the study of media audiences and the media and health. His most recent work on journalists and journalism has appeared in Cultural Sociology, Journalism and The Routledge Companion to Journalism Studies (edited by Stuart Allan).

To order the book online visit the Bloomsbury Academic website.