ERIC Number: ED218621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of the New World Information Order: A Content Analysis of International Affairs Coverage by the British and Japanese TV Networks (No. 2: Sept. 1980-Aug. 1981).
A study examined how much of the news being presented by other developed nations' network television news programs involved the United States in comparison to those stories involving other developed and developing nations. It was expected that if the American dominance existed in other developed nations' media, the New World Information Order's "imperialism hypothesis" would not explain the United States' dominance of world news flow, but rather the simple economic and political dominance of the United States in world affairs, including those of developing nations, would better explain the "imbalance" in flow of world news. Video tapes and news script samples from two British and two Japanese television networks for 1 year were examined for mention of nations and story type. News stories mentioning the United States dominated the international news coverage on all the British and Japanese network samples, and the number of news stories mentioning the United States was greater than those mentioning all other nations, developed and developing. Both British and Japanese used foreign film reports, the most expensive production technique, to report on developing nations as frequently as or more often than to report on developed nations, including the United States. The results did not support the New World Information Order proponents'"imperialism hypothesis." (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain; Japan; New World Information Order; UNESCO; United States
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (65th, Athens, OH, July 25-28, 1982).