Media Portrayal of Globalisation and Financial Crises (2011)

Media Portrayal of Globalisation and Financial Crises Dissertation – The main aim of this dissertation is to investigate how technology, globalisation and the media have shaped events during the 2007-2010 financial crises. This final year dissertation will explore the new technology and increased globalisation that has arisen from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the cold war, and the impact this has had on both media systems and financial markets.

It will explore the impact the subsequent advancements in the media have had on the coverage of the events of the 2007-2010 financial crisis in comparison to the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the global economic depression that ensued. It will focus on the comparative content and coverage the two crises have received in national British newspapers.

The dissertation will then go on to look at the direct impact the media and financial journalists have had in shaping the events and the outcomes of the 2007-2010 financial crisis; whether or not the media was responsible for foreseeing the crisis before it happened. Finally the paper will look at the arguments for and against the regulation of the media in the event of future financial crises.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union came the rise of the free market. Global trade barriers were lowered opening the doors to foreign investors and media conglomerates, this allowed news corporations such as Fox and Al-Jazeera to gain an international presence, and gave rise to twenty-four hour global news networks such as CNN and BBC World.

As well as global media systems, globalisation has also had a major effect on the world of finance. The prolific nature of global finance means it has advocates as well as critics. Some economists argue that global finance helps emerging markets to reach levels of stability and income that are inherent in advanced industrial economies.

Others argue that the risks associated with a globalized economy far outweigh the benefits; risks such as global economic downturns. The first literature review chapter, Global Communication, will look in further detail at the emergence of new communication technologies, the rise of the free market and the arguments for and against globalisation.

  • 10,000 words – 40 pages in length
  • Excellent use of literature
  • Good analysis
  • Well written throughout
  • Ideal for media and communications students

1 – Introduction

2 – Literature Review
Global Communication
Media Events

3 – Research Analysis
Speed and Access
Style and Presentation

4 – Research Analysis
Business News
Peston and the Treasury Select Committee
The Media’s Role

5 – Dissertation Conclusion


Media Portrayal of Globalisation and Financial Crises Dissertation
Media Portrayal of Globalisation and Financial Crises Dissertation

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