Journalism in a Small Place

Journalism in a Small Place explores the changes and challenges in journalism and communication in the Caribbean in the twenty-first century. Tracing the history of media in the English speaking Caribbean, this book provides insight into the development of these industries from their inception under British imperial rule to their current focus on advancing national development in the post-independence period. The influence of US media on media content and cultural tastes, and the lingering effects of colonialism on media are also investigated, drawing on globalization theories of hybridity. Interviews with journalists, editors, and media owners in English speaking Caribbean countries provide firsthand insight into the profession and practice of journalism in the region, highlighting the social and cultural context in which the media industries operate.

Additionally, this book describes the current economic success of Caribbean journalism and the factors driving its new trends. It provides an overview of the current state of Caribbean journalism as it reflects on these questions: What is the purpose of journalism in small Caribbean countries? What are the challenges of practicing journalism in the Caribbean in the twenty-first century? What is the future of journalism in the Caribbean? In response, Storr develops a theoretical and practical response to concerns of professional ethics, responsible performance, and the training and education of journalists in the region. In doing so, Journalism in a Small Place elucidates the impact of journalism and communication on the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of Caribbean people’s lived experiences, and journalism’s power to promote and effect social change.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Series Page 3
Full Title Page 4
Copyright Page 5
Dedication 6
Contents 8
List of Acronyms 10
INTRODUCTION 14
1: RESPONDING TO FAILEDAND FRAGILE STATES: The Evolution of Canadian Policy 22
2: PRESENT AT THE CREATION? Canada, United Nations Intervention, and the Congo as a Failed State,1960–64 46
3: THE POLITICS OF AFRICAN INTERVENTION: Canada and Biafra, 1967–70 66
4: FAILING FRAGILE STATES: Canada and East Timor 86
5: ENTANGLED: Canadian Engagement in Haiti, 1968–2010 110
6: DIAGNOSTIC CONFUSIONAND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES: Canada and Pakistan’s “Failed State” 134
7: BOSNIA: From Failed State to Functioning State 156
8: SIX YEARS IN KANDAHAR: Understanding Canada’s Multidimensional Effort to Builda Sustainable Afghan State 178
9: CANADA AND FRAGILESTATES IN THE AMERICAS 198
10: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN FRAGILE AND STABLE STATES: Dilemmas and Opportunities in South Sudan and Ghana 220
11: CONCLUSION 250
CONTRIBUTORS 264
BIBLIOGRAPHY 266
INDEX 292
Back Cover 306