The Image of Africa in Ghana's Press: The Influence of Global News Organisations - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo

Published On

2021-01-05

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-041-2
Hardback978-1-80064-042-9
PDF978-1-80064-043-6
HTML978-1-80064-632-2
XML978-1-80064-046-7
EPUB978-1-80064-044-3
MOBI978-1-80064-045-0

Language

  • English

Print Length

256 pages (x+246)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 18 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.7" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 21 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.81" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1085g (38.27oz)
Hardback1472g (51.92oz)

Media

Illustrations6
Tables10

OCLC Number

1296763571

LCCN

2019394521

BIC

  • 1H
  • JFD
  • J
  • KNTJ

BISAC

  • LAN008000
  • SOC052000
  • HIS001050

LCC

  • DT30.5

Keywords

  • Press
  • journalism
  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • news organisations
  • image of Africa
  • Western media
  • Afro-pessimism
  • newsworthiness
  • intermedia agenda setting
  • postcolonial theory
  • ethnography
  • journalism studies
  • media studies
  • Social sciences
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The Image of Africa in Ghana's Press

The Influence of Global News Organisations


The Image of Africa in Ghana’s Press is a comprehensive and highly analytical study of the impact of foreign news organisations on the creation of an image of Africa in its own press. Identifying a problematic focus on the Western media in previous studies of the African media image, Serwornoo uses the Ghanaian press as a case study to explore the effects of centuries of Afro-pessimistic discourse in the foreign press on the continent’s self-description.

This study brings together a number of theoretical approaches, including newsworthiness, intermedia agenda setting, postcolonial theory and the hierarchy of influences, to question the processes underpinning the creation of media content. It is particularly innovative in its application of the methodological frameworks of ethnographic content analysis and ethnographic interview techniques to unveil the perspectives of journalists and editors.

The Image of Africa in Ghana’s Press presents a vital contribution of the highest academic standard to the growing literature surrounding Afro-pessimism and postcolonial studies. It will be of great value to scientists in the field of journalism studies, as well as researchers interested in the merging of journalism research, postcolonial studies, and ethnography.

Endorsements

The Image of Africa in Ghana’s Press is of high conceptual, theoretical and methodological quality. It gives a good overview of the literature and the state of the art in the fields tackled by the author. The originality of the book lies especially in its methodological approach.

Prof Guido Keel

Director of the Institute of Applied Media Studies, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Contents

1. Historical and Contextual Antecedents

(pp. 11–28)
  • Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0227.01

2. Benefitting from the State of the Art

(pp. 29–62)
  • Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0227.02

3. Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks

(pp. 63–88)
  • Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0227.03

4. Methodology

(pp. 89–108)
  • Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0227.04

5. Portrayal of Africa: Results of Ethnographic Content Analysis

(pp. 109–136)
  • Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0227.05

6. Postcolonial Trajectories of the Ghanaian Press: Discussing Actors, Conditions and the Power Dynamics

(pp. 137–164)
  • Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0227.06

7. Discussing Africa’s Media Image in Ghana: A Synergy of Actors, Conditions and Representations

(pp. 165–196)
  • Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0227.07

Introduction

(pp. 1–10)
  • Michael Yao Wodui Serwornoo
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0227.08

Contributors

Michael Serwornoo

(author)