Africa's Media Image

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Beverly G. Hawk
Praeger, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 268 pages

This collection, arranged and edited by Beverly G. Hawk, examines media coverage of Africa by American television, newspapers, and magazines. Scholars and journalists of diverse experience engage in debate concerning U.S. media coverage of current events in Africa. As each African crisis appears in the headlines, scholars take the media to task for sensational and simplistic reporting. Journalists, in response, explain the constraints of censorship, reader interest, and media economics. Hawk's book demonstrates that academia and the press can inform each other to present a fuller and more sensitive picture of Africa today.

This volume will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in African studies, African politics, journalism, and international relations.

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Metaphors of African Coverage
American Media and African Culture
Reflections of a Correspondent

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BEVERLY G. HAWK is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She holds a masters degree in African Studies from Howard University and a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research concerning U.S.-African relations explores the image of Africa in the United States and its effect on government policy.

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