|Local daily paper||New York times||USA today||The wall street journal|
|Total number of pages of international news||3 pages||2 pages||4 pages|
|Foreign city covered||· London|
|Which country||· United Kingdom|
|· United Kingdom|
· United Kingdom
· Saudi Arabia
|What is the subject of this stories||· Results of clashes between nations- ‘Kicked Out of China, and Other Real-Life Costs of a Geopolitical Meltdown’|
· Honoring of music as an art- ‘She Waved a Rainbow Flag at Our Cairo Show. Tragedy Followed’.
· Natural disaster; Covering covid-19 deaths- What’s with All the Covid-Death Shaming?
|· Anti- Americanism; cyber security attack- ‘What’s with All the Covid-Death Shaming?’|
Russian hackers with the supported by the Russian regime have in several occasions tried to illegally procure information from pharmaceutical firms and researchers to get covid-19 vaccine.
· Climate change- ‘Recent Siberian heat wave ‘almost impossible’ without climate change, study says’
Climate change has brought about prolonged heat in Serbia.
The prolonged are becoming more common day by day.
The excess heat can be regulated by controlling greenhouses emissions.
|· Economic empowerment- European leaders seek historic virus bailout deal at first gathering in months|
· Natural disaster- ‘Boris Johnson accelerates plans to ease lockdown’
· Space race; ‘china plans to conquer the moon, mars, and more’
China is out to compete and challenge America in space technology.
· Diplomatic tussle; ‘Saudi Arabia wants its fugitive spymaster back’
Saudi Arabia wants Saad al Jabri back and for close to fifteen years he has worked as a trusted American antiterrorist contact in the middle east and now he is a wanted person by the regime of Saudi Arabia.
Analysis: Why locales get the most attention
The primary role of the media is to be the watchdog of the sitting regime. That is the reason why press freedom is vital. The three local newspapers understand the critical significance as press and their role in keeping the American people informed and regimes transparent. The three dailies give local news more emphasis vice vie international news, to keep the citizens informed of the occurrences in their back yards. The attention given to the locals provides a good ground clarion guest of a healthy democracy. The three dailies give local news more attention to well educate and get the citizens involved in the day to day running of the nation’s affair.
What kind of issues or events makes another country newsworthy?
Timing; the three local dailies have all talked about the covid-19 pandemic because of its timing. Both locals and international audience are eager to know the progress that the world is making towards addressing the pandemic. The prints tend to talk on the current and latest occurrence to achieve the needed impact in society.
Significance; both the local dailies look at how many individuals are affected. The three dailies have talked about covid-19 as a result of the massive population infected and affected pandemic globally. The virus has led to millions of job losses and deaths both in America and around the globe. The report on the pandemic is deemed relevant.
Prominence; the street wall journal depicts it well it reports about the meeting of the European Union meeting that took place in Brussels. To deliberate on how the union member states could be bailed out after the covid 19 pandemic that affected their economies. The report was relevant as the European Union is well known.
Conflict; both the New York Times and the USA today have done international stories based on conflict (today). New York Times saw newsworthiness on the on-going cold war between China and America. The war led to the cancellation of a journalist travel visa that captured the attention of the New York Times (times). The cold war between the world powers is not ending soon and the New York Times report is raising an alarm that citizens should prepare for anything. USA Today reports on the technological and research conflict between Russia and America. The current covid 19 pandemic has brought with it a news war frontline (today). While other developed nations are on the race to find the vaccine for the deadly virus, Russia is up in arms to steal information and research data from the Americans resulting in medical conflict. The wall street journal has also reported on a space conflict between America and China, where China wants to beat America by going to the moon and mars by using space planes that use less fuel.
Consequence; it is the impact of occurrences that may influence readers. For example, the wall street journal has published Saad al Jabri, story a Saudi national who worked closely with American machinery as an antiterrorist informant in the Middle East (journal). The Saudi regime now wants him for working with a foreign government in taking down some of the top Saudi officials.
Word news plays a significant part in numerous democratic states. Citizens are keen and interested in the occurrences in Europe, Africa, and Gulf nations. Dailies like New York Times, USA today, and the wall street journal provided the need information and current events that people are eager to know and understand how world events may influence their day to day lives (times). The three dailies have disseminated countless type of information like world conflicts, pandemic, and political news. It, therefore, insinuate that newspapers pay a critical informative and educative role in society.
Why do some countries appear more frequently than others?
Some countries will appear more frequently in the American dailies than the others because they often meet the elements of newsworthiness. China, for example, will appear more because of the trade war, and South China Sea conflict that it is locked in. People will always be eager to know how china and America trade war goes and how china reacts to American stand on the South China Sea conflict. The newsworthy elements will make nations like Iran appear more in American dailies. As the media fatality would like to inform the citizens about new developments between Iran and America, plus how far Iranians can get with the arrest warrant against the American president. The United Kingdom may appear more in American dailies because of its proximity, and oddity with regards to the Brexit.
Why do certain kinds of stories seem to get featured?
Some stories get featured as a result of the consequence of an action. Example the story by New York Times on ‘kick out of china’ is primarily done to depict the results of the trade war between China and America (times). It depicts the people who suffer as a result of the conflict. Stories may be featured because it unfolds scandal within a government or a society. Example the Russian financial scandal, where investors lost more money and the Russian economy collapsed despite receiving donations from the international well-wishers (Coker).
Fake news; on some occasion the newspapers may report fake news or have a fake headline to boost its sales. Example the title, ‘Kicked Out of China’ as written by New York times is miss leading as it insinuates literally that the person was ejected from china, while the travel documents of the character in the story were declared null and void when he was in the United Kingdom (times). Information interpretation; newspaper may contain information that may hard to get the real meaning. Leading to misinformation in the long run. Newspapers are Cumbersome to move around as they have loose pages making it hard to carry around in all places that you go.
The wall street journal did excellent work. It covered most of the globe, bringing about the aspect of balance and fairness. The newspapers have short and precise subtitles that bring about the accuracy of the stories they are publishing, example, ‘Saudi Arabia wants its fugitive spymaster back’ a title that gives the image of the character in the story. Wall street journal has a great sense of clarity in presenting its stories, example, ‘china plans to conquer the moon, mars, and more’ the title depicts what china wants to partake clearly.
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today, USA. www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/07/16. 18 July 2020. print. 18 July 2020.
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