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Perspectives on international broadcasting and the Voice of America experience

Grant number: 16/08531-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): September 07, 2016
Effective date (End): November 06, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Radio and Television
Principal Investigator:Carlo José Napolitano
Grantee:Augusto Junior da Silva Santos
Supervisor abroad: William Youmans
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : George Washington University, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:15/11783-1 - Broadcasting, internationalization, and representation: TV Brasil Internacional and constitutional principles of social communication, BP.MS

Abstract

The dialogue between global and local is now more intense and perceptible because we have been living in a context where communication has increasingly become international. One of the components of this environment is the international broadcasting, which is characterized by its potential to act abroad as a tool for diplomacy and for intercultural dialogues. Although it is not a new phenomenon, academic productions on international broadcasting are scarce. Thus, the main objective of this research is to identify Voice of America's characteristics in order to comprehend the aspects of an international broadcaster operated from the United States of America. To do so, the following topics will be considered: a) historical aspects; b) offered services; and c) management and funding model. Besides, the intended analysis will be based on a literature survey on international communication. The study will especially offer new references and parameters to the research that has been developed in Brazil.