2English Subject Curriculum Culture, society and literatureThe aims of the studies are to enable pupils toanalyse and assess the role of some English-language media in international society
3Global Media Corporations A business that might own and runworldwide TV and radio channels and stationswebsitesfilm companiesglobal and local newspapers, magazines and publishing housesTime Warner Inc. – one of the largest media corporations in the worldOwns CNN
4BBC The British Broadcasting Corporation Free from advertising and commercial interestsFinanced by televison license fees paid by British viewers + the sale of high quality programs abroadBBC World News radio broadcasts in over 30 languagesBBC independent of the British governmentBBC considered to maintain a high standard of journalismKnown to be reliable and objective
5CNN The Cable News Network Owned by Time Warner Inc.CNN broadcasts to 150 countries from five international officesFamous for being first on the scene of world newsCNN was the only network with the technology to broadcast worldwide 24 hours a day during the Gulf War in1991The Gulf War changed news reporting from dry facts to high drama – other news networks followed suitHas been accused of presenting a pro-American world viewHowever, CNN uses mainly local news reporters in many areas of the world
6Al Jazeera The first non-English global news network Began as a websiteBased in the Middle EastBroadcasts are in ArabicAl Jazeera English launched in 2006offices in UK, US and Middle EastHas local reporters in many countriesHas journalists from the BBC and CNN on the staffPresents news stories from all over the world
7France 24 A French-language global news channel Reporting news 24 hours a dayBegan as a websitePlans to broadcast in Arabic and Spanish in a few years
8New Global Media New Perspectives on the World? Do the rise of new global news corporations like Al Jazeera and France 24 represent a move away from Anglo-American dominated global news reporting?Despite the fact that CNN, BCC, Al Jazeera, and France 24 employ local reporters in many countries – their news coverage, news items and headlines and formats are quite similar – almost identicalIt seems as if they are bent on copying each other in the competition for an English language global news audienceHowever, will they in time part ways and develop their own individual style, and cater more to the specific interests of different population groups?Or will they, in their competition, for viewers try to appeal to everyone and become even more alike?