Ishida, Suda Books

Dr. Suda Ishida is Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Theatre Arts and Communication Studies at Hamline University, where she also directs the Certificate in International Journalism Program. She earned her Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. Dr. Ishida’s research focuses on mass media in Thailand, globalization and social movements.

Heightening Environmental Awareness as a Political Strategy
2007 0-7734-5493-4
This book focuses on the news coverage of an environmental movement against the construction of Pak Mun Dam – a political and environmental conflict that lasted nearly twelve years in Thailand. This book examines how the environmental movement was perceived and portrayed by four influential Thai daily newspapers – Thai Rath, Matichon, The Nation and Bangkok Post. Combining the conceptual frameworks of global environmental movements and news construction, this study views the role of local news media based on the dynamic discourse of glocalization. The author proposes that through their routine process of news construction, local news media institutions work as conduits or “glocal conjunctures” between the local and the global. Under various intra- and extra-organizational factors and circumstances, local media has the power to link global meanings to local environmental discourse.