Globalization and Media

explainitychannel, 2013, Globalization explained,

The video was produced by Explainity GmbH, a channel which makes a variety of videos in diversity of topic. In this video, explainitychannel aims to explain the background of globalization and highlight the idea that globalization is neither good or bad, it all depends on how people deal with all the new possibilities in the future. Thanks to the advanced of technology such as telephone, airplane, train and the internet, the growth of transport and communication has developed quickly. Globalization is defined as the process of exchanging information and goods. In another word, globalization is the worldwide coming together of countries and nations. Since the exchanging of people and goods all over the world, globalization is affected by many elements such as culture, languages, services, knowledge and media, and all of these elements are closely linked and influenced each other. It is also important to note that globalization also has its disadvantages aspects. The video mentions about how people and the environment often suffer by the intense exchange of goods. For example, in the age of globalization, environment is contaminated by the use of airplane, ship and lorry to transport goods over international border. In addition, many people in industrialized countries have lost their job due to the company decides to move production to an economically disadvantaged country.  Furthermore, despite the fact that job opportunity is open up for many employers in economically disadvantaged countries, their right for sufficient insurance, social insurance and health insurance are not completely provided. The video content maker clearly provided the background of globalization and different views about how globalization influence people’s lives. This video is useful for my globalization studying because of its critical view, especially about whether if globalization is good or bad and how it affect to each factors of globalization process.


Lule. J, 2011, Globalisation and Media: global village of Babel, America

“Globalization and Media” is one of the academic book written by Jack Lule in 2011. The chapter focus on the role of the media in globalization. The author emphasizes that there is no globalization without the media. Globalization and media have proceeded together through time. In another word, globalization and media interacts with each other. Without media, global trade cannot evolve since the lack of a flow of information on market, commodities, customer’s behavior or price. Without the intermingling of media and culture, religion, music, poetry or film… cannot wildly be known. In another side, as Jack Luke defined: “the media are people”. When our world is globalizing, people exchange around the world. These people actively bring their ideologies and cultures. Digital media is an example to declare the role of media in globalization. In the age of the internet, the computer allows the user to access the information and news all around the world, which have transformed cultural lives. Relating to global media studies, the book highlights the vital role of media in evolving globalization. Jack Lule skillfully argues that media plays a central role in the globalization processes which includes of both the promises and the pitfalls that globalization poses to modern human society.