Edited By Simon Cottle and Glenda Cooper
Chapter Two: Media Futures and Humanitarian Perspectives in an Age of Uncertainty and Complexity
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Media Futures and Humanitarian Perspectives in an Age of Uncertainty and Complexity
Media have increasingly become a driving force in human development not only a Fourth Estate reporting on the activities of the government and society, but a dynamic and determinative force that shapes our politics, economics, culture and history. The information revolution increasingly puts the destiny of humanity in our own hands. (Hoffman, 2013, p. 234)
And, it is with this underlying assumption about transformations in the media noted by the eminent media analyst that this chapter suggests that the media’s importance needs to become ever more so as the impact of future humanitarian threats become increasingly more global, interactive, and complex.
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