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ARTICLE: Different countries, same news reports?

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Are foreign news reported in the way that reflects the interests of the home nation? Not really, claims a recently published study in Journalism Studies by James Curran of Goldsmiths University of London, Frank Esser of University of Zürich, Daniel C. Hallin of University of California San Diego, Kaori Hayashi of University of Tokyo & Chin-Chuan Lee of City University of Hong Kong.

The study looks at how five countries reported the Greek and US elections in 2012. At least the leading news media , even in different continents, reported the news events in very similar ways.

The reasons for strikingly similar reporting can be found, for example, in dominance of international news agencies and the emergence of a transnational journalistic culture.

Read the whole article here (abstract public).

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