We live in the global age. We live in globally perilous times. Today the world as a whole confronts new catastrophic threats as well as unrealized opportunities to safeguard the lives of everyone on the planet. Climate change and threats to the planet's ecology, the 'global war on terror' and new forms of warfare, world pandemics and flows of forced migrants, extreme weather events and 'natural' disasters, humanitarian emergencies and struggles for human rights - these, and other, global crises represent the dark side of our globalizing world. In important and consequential ways they are constituted within the formations and flows of the world's media. It is here that many of us encounter these all too real threats to humanity; it is here that they become defined, visualized and known.It is here too that various calls for policy responses and citizen action are discussed, dismissed or simply disappear. How global crises become constructed, communicated and challenged in today's media is often a matter of the utmost urgency. "Global Crisis Reporting: Journalism in the Global Age" examines the media's involvement in some of the most humanly pressing global crises of our time.It does so by drawing on original research and some of the best engaged scholarship in the fields of media and communications and journalism studies. By this means, it seeks to throw light on the dark side of global society as well as the media's capacity to sustain emergent forms of global awareness, global citizenship and even, perhaps, a global cosmopolitan outlook.