Does Development News Really Matter? By rethinking the role of news media in representing international development, this book explores the question: Can a news outlet ever get to the heart of development? In the current context, this question is even more relevant than it was before. In a world where globalization is the most powerful economic force, news media cannot be relied on to accurately portray the world’s most pressing challenges. This book is a must-read for those interested in development, journalism, and international politics.
Development is a recurring theme of media coverage, often linked to other items on the news agenda. This is one way in which the media reflects their own bias. Western media often present different narratives of development, with economic growth, trade, and industrialisation regularly presented as the main causes. However, this approach has its limitations. Development news often does not represent the realities of development in the third world. Its aim is to challenge mainstream media narratives about development and its impact.