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ERIC Number: ED117707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 17
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International News in United States Media: Myths, Stereotypes and Realities.
Lent, John A.
Research conducted during the past 20 years reveals that, except for the "New York Times,""Christian Science Monitor," and "Wall Street Journal," United States daily newspapers are not known for outstanding international news coverage; that European, English, Canadian, Latin American, and Asian newspapers use disproportionately larger amounts of international news than their American counterparts; and that the United States is covered much more thoroughly in the press abroad than foreign nations are reported in the United States press. In trying to account for these facts, it may be seen that in the United States international news coverage and usage are: often determined by considerations of international diplomacy, national government and military policies, and historical-cultural heritage; often crisis oriented; often affected by censorship policies and image building activities of other countries; affected by a dwindling corps of adequately trained correspondents abroad and by globally blind editors cemented to their swivel chairs stateside; and guided by an American public not generally noted for being cosmopolitan or well informed on world affairs. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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