American Newspapers are Going Local

Monday, July 28, 2008

A recent study found that almost two-thirds of American newspapers publish less foreign news than they did just three years ago, while half of all papers have increased the amount of state and local news they publish. Tom Rosenstiel is director of Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, which co-led the study with former LA Times foreign correspondent Tyler Marshall.


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Comments [2]

S.A.F. from NYC

When I read the news what strikes me as disturbing is the amount of attention paid to celebrity gossip.
Also, aren't Newspapers and media outlets not allowed to show pictures of dead soldiers returning from Iraq/ afganistan. that might be a reason why not enough people are interested in the foreign news cause we are sheltered from the rest of the world and the wars that we are a part of

Jul. 28 2008 12:41 PM
Jim from Queens

They are responding to the marketplace. The average person doesn't care about foreign news because he or she does not have a context to put that news in. If people say.. read a book about the history of a country or visited it, they would most likely read news about it due to familiarity.

The switch to local news might be a better way to deploy reporting talent. Let's face it most national and international news is adjustments or rewrites of wire service copy anyway.

Jul. 28 2008 12:18 PM

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