Al Jazeera In 1000 Academic Studies

41. Name: Faris Al Mhdawi Title: Iraq Coverage in Arabic Satellite Channels: An Analysis of the Content of News on Iraq in Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya satellite Channels Institution: The Arab Open Academy Country: Denmark Date: 2009 Language: Arabic Abstract: The focus of this study is the Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya’s coverage of Iraqi news as an example of news coverage of Iraq in Arab satellite channels that intensified since the US invasion in 2003. New styles for writing and editing news have emerged since then. Due to the fast changing environment, news preparation became an elaborate and complicated process that goes beyond the traditional depiction of current affairs. News production has become a delicate process that has its own means, techniques and philosophy. It is no longer a description of an instant event of interest, but rather an opportunity, whereby different players try to give their own judgment of events in the occupied Iraq. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher analyses and compares the content of Iraq news coverage on Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya, two private channels intentionally selected for this study. The study sample consists of 72 news bulletins from both channels (37 news bulletin from each) randomly taken from news bulletins broadcasted during a specific period. Content analysis is the tool used in the study.


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