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Crime, foreigners and hard news: A cross-national comparison of reporting and public perception

Curran, J, Salovaara-Moring, I, Coen, S and Iyengar, S 2010, 'Crime, foreigners and hard news: A cross-national comparison of reporting and public perception' , Journalism, 11 (1) , pp. 3-19.

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Abstract

The Finnish media devote more attention to hard news than the British media, yet Finns are less interested in politics than the British. The principal reason for this difference in news values is that Finnish TV is more subject to public service influence than British TV, and the Finnish press is more strongly influenced by a professional journalistic culture than its British counterpart. While a number of national differences contribute to different levels of public knowledge, the Finns are better informed about hard news topics partly because they are better briefed in these areas by their media.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journalism
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1464-8849
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Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Depositing User: S Coen
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 15:46
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 07:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/27292

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