Africa’s Image in Ghana's Press: The Influence of Global News Organisations

Africa’s Image in Ghana's Press: The Influence of Global News Organisations Michael Serwornoo

Africa’s Image 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.

Africa’s Image 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.



Africa’s Image in Ghana's Press: The Influence of Global News Organisations
Michael Serwornoo | Forthcoming 2021
Global Communications vol. 3 | ISSN 2634-7245 (Print) | 2634-7253 (Online)
ISBN Paperback: 9781800640412
ISBN Hardback: 9781800640429
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800640436
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781800640443
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781800640450
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781800640467
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0227
Categories: BIC: 1H (Africa),  JFD (Media studies), J (Society and social sciences), KNTJ (Press and journalism) ; BISAC: LAN008000 (Language Arts & Disciplines : Journalism), SOC052000 (Social Science : Media Studies), HIS001050  (HISTORY / Africa / West).