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Author MacLeod, Alan, 1977- author.

Title Bad news from Venezuela / Alan MacLeod.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 158 pages)
Series Communication and society
Contents Introduction -- The election of Hugo Chavez, 1998-99: a threat to democracy?-- The 2002 coup -- Hugo Chavez's death and funeral -- The 2013 elections -- The 2014 guarimbas -- Who are the journalists? -- Inside the news factory -- Geopolitics and the propaganda model -- Conclusion.
Summary "Since the election of President Hugo Chavez in 1998, Venezuela has become an important news item. Western coverage is shaped by the cultural milieu of its journalists, with news written from New York or London by non-specialists or by those staying inside wealthy guarded enclaves in an intensely segregated Caracas. Journalists mainly work with English-speaking elites and have little contact with the poor majority. Therefore, they reproduce ideas largely attuned to a Western, neoliberal understanding of Venezuela. Through extensive analysis of media coverage from Chavez's election to the present day, as well as detailed interviews with journalists and academics covering the country, Bad News from Venezuela highlights the factors contributing to reportage in Venezuela and why those factors exist in the first place. From this examination of a single Latin American country, the book furthers the discussion of contemporary media in the West, and how, with the rise of 'fake news', their operations have a significant impact on the wider representation of global affairs. Including introductions to each chapter and a summary of all the viewpoints on the matter, Bad News from Venezuela is comprehensive and enlightening for undergraduate students and research academics in media and Latin American studies. "--Provided by publisher.
Subject Journalism -- Objectivity -- Venezuela.
Venezuela -- Foreign public opinion, American.
Venezuela -- Foreign public opinion, British.
Venezuela -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Press coverage -- Great Britain.
Venezuela -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Press coverage -- United States.
ISBN 9781351038263 (e-book : PDF)
9781138489233 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781351038263