Telesur: A case study

This thesis examines how the Latin American television channel Telesur was established, and the character of Telesurs programme listings and news broadcasts. The thesis also examines how Telesurs agenda to promote pan-Latin American integration, is visible in the material broadcasted…


1. Introduction
1.1 Purpose of study
1.2. Research Questions
1.3 Disposition
2. Latin American history
3. Venezuela in specific
3.1 The Hugo Chávez era
4 Mass media in Latin America
4.1 Latin American press in a historical perspective
4.2 Media in Latin America today
4.3 Venezuelan mass media
4.2.1 Chávez’ media policies
4.2.2 The closing of RCTV
5 Theoretical framework
5.1 Mass medial regionalization and globalization
5.2 Transnational television and news
5.3 International media dependency
5.3.1 The UNESCO-initiative and Proyecto Ratelve
5.4 News bias and the framing of news
5.5 The theory of news value
5.6 De-westernizing Media Studies
6 Methods and materia
6.1 Shortcomings of methods
6.2 Reliability
6.3 Quantitative analysis, chart
6.4 Quantitative analysis of content; segments of news broadcast
7 Results
7.1 How was Telesur established?
7.2 What characterizes Telesur in terms of programme listings?
7.2.1 The programmes of Telesur
7.2.2 The programmes divided into genres
8 Conclusion and discussion

Author: Salö, Freja,Terenius, Elisabeth

Source: Sodertorn University

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