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News coverage of 9/11 and the demise of the media flows, globalization and localization hypotheses

Archetti, C 2008, 'News coverage of 9/11 and the demise of the media flows, globalization and localization hypotheses' , International Communication Gazette, 70 (6) , pp. 463-486.

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Abstract

An international comparative study of the elite press framing of 9/11 in the US, Italy, France and Pakistan reveals that there is no empirical backing for the claims of three core strands of research about news exchanges within the field of International Communications. The findings of the empirical investigation neither support the existence of international news flows, nor the idea that news is becoming homogenised on a global scale. The analysis does not suggest a localization of news at a national level either. News coverage, instead, appears to be markedly different at the level of the single newspaper and this can be explained through different variables than the international macro-processes addressed by news studies within the field. The analysis fundamentally suggests that, if research within International Communications wants to explain news in the information age, it needs to broaden its horizons and adopt a multidisciplinary perspective that includes both the analysis of national political processes and a deeper understanding of the dynamics of news production in each single media organization.

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: International Communication Gazette
Publisher: Sage Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1748-0485
Depositing User: C Archetti
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2010 11:53
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 14:15
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/2730

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