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Comparing international coverage of 9/11: towards an interdisciplinary explanation of the construction of news

Archetti, C 2010, 'Comparing international coverage of 9/11: towards an interdisciplinary explanation of the construction of news' , Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 11 (5) , pp. 567-588.

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Abstract

This article presents an interdisciplinary model attempting to explain how news is constructed by relying on the contributions of different fields of study: News Sociology, Political Communications, International Communications, International Relations. It is a first step towards developing a holistic theoretical approach to what shapes the news, which bridges current micro to macro approaches. More precisely the model explains news variation across different media organization and countries by focusing on the different way the sense of newsworthiness of journalists is affected by three main variables: national interest, national journalistic culture, and editorial policy of each media organization. The model is developed on the basis of an investigation into what shaped the media coverage of 9/11 in eight elite newspapers across the US, France, Italy and Pakistan.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JZ International relations
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1464-8849
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Depositing User: C Archetti
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2010 10:22
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 14:10
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/12430

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