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International News Flow Online

Global Views with Local Perspectives

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Elad Segev

Why are some countries more newsworthy than others? What are the similarities and differences in the scope of international news presented in different languages and cultures? How does international news affect our perception of the world? In this book, Elad Segev explores international news flow on the internet by addressing these key questions.
Segev provides a comparative analysis of the international scope of online newspapers, news portals, and news aggregators in different languages and cultures, using innovative web mining techniques and network analysis. This book explores the theory of news flow around the world, and analyses many of its dimensions such as the global standing of the United States, the Middle Eastern conflicts as seen around the world, and, the effect of financial news. In doing so, the book unveils new patterns, meanings and implications of international news on our perception of the world.
Following these insights, the author discusses the opportunities and challenges of studying international news flow online in the future, and how this field of research can be further developed theoretically and empirically.
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Chapter 5. Global and Regional Trends in News Prominence

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GLOBAL AND REGIONAL TRENDS IN NEWS PROMINENCE

While the US and some other core countries receive constantly high news attention over many years, some countries get only temporary attention during particular events. Similarly, there are countries that display systematic increase or decrease in world attention. The different trends in country prominence help to understand the dynamic of news flow and its underlying narratives. This chapter outlines global and regional changes in the international news flow online over time. The first part classifies countries based on their trends, while the second groups countries with similar or opposite trends in order to demonstrate the complex system of interrelations in the international news flow.

The Trends of Country Mentions Over Time

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