This study examines 1 92 newspaper issues by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Times, the Independent, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung during one month. The purpose of the study is twofold: to compare depth and breadth of international news coverage (1) by U.S. and European online newspapers and (2) by the printed and online New York Times. A cross-national comparison reveals broader coverage in the U.S. newspapers; the European newspapers offer deeper coverage in hypertext dimension. Based on the content analysis, the online New York Times covers more international news, while the printed edition allocates a larger part of its newshole for the world news. The findings reveal intermedia agenda- setting between the two New York Times publications.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Foreign news--Press coverage--United States; Foreign news--Press coverage--Europe; Electronic newspapers--United States; Electronic newspapers--Europe

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Department of Communication (CLA)


Pugliese, Rudolph

Advisor/Committee Member

Steinberg, Loret


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