Coverage of Australia by CNN World Report and US Television Network News

Harmon, Mark D. (1998) Coverage of Australia by CNN World Report and US Television Network News. Australian Studies in Journalism, 7: 74-83.

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Author Harmon, Mark D.
Title Coverage of Australia by CNN World Report and US Television Network News
Journal name Australian Studies in Journalism
Publication date 1998-01-01
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Issue 7
Start page 74
End page 83
Editor Henningham, John
Kirkpatrick, Rod
Subject 400101 Journalism
Abstract This content analysis contrasts CNN World Report and US television network news stories regarding Australia, using the CNN World Report Index and the Vanderbilt Television News (US networks) Archive and Index, both from 1987 to 1996. Significant differences emerged in the Australia topics chosen for presentation in these different news environments. US network stories typically were breaking news voice-overs of sports, disasters, animals, national politics, and crime. The two had similar percentages of soft news, but CNN World Report had significantly more background reporter packages on health, culture, economics, education, science, the military, and the environment.
Keyword Content analysis
Television news
Soft news
Hard news
News reporting
Television journalism
Cable News Network
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