This is easily the best book on the market about how the Western media have covered or failed to cover Africa. Journal of Third World Studies Africa's Media Image is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, authoritative, and scholarly survey of the complexities of African media coverage; it is highly recommended for library purchase or as a reading supplement for courses in mass communications, African studies, or international relations. Journal of Third World Studies
This collection, arranged and edited by Beverly G. Hawk, examines media coverage of Africa by American television, newspapers, and magazines. Scholars and journalists of diverse experience engage in debate concerning U.S. media coverage of current events in Africa. As each African crisis appears in the headlines, scholars take the media to task for sensational and simplistic reporting. Journalists, in response, explain the constraints of censorship, reader interest, and media economics. Hawk's book demonstrates that academia and the press can inform each other to present a fuller and more sensitive picture of Africa today.
This volume will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in African studies, African politics, journalism, and international relations.