Making of Arab News, The

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Ltd Place of Publication: Oxford Date of Publication: 2005 Language: English ISBN: 978-0742538191 Number of Copies: 1 Author: Mellor, Noha

Since September 11, Arab and American journalists have been trading barbs, accusing each other of bias and a lack of objectivity. But is news coverage in Arab countries all that different from American coverage? The Making of Arab News draws comparisons, including examples of Arabic news language and their English translations, to show how Arab news values have been Americanized and how these values are reflected in the language used in the Arab news. Noha Mellor further discusses claims that the current development in the Arab news media could be the first step toward democratization.