Global Attention Profiles - a Working Paper: First Steps Towards a Quantitative Approach to the Study of Media Attention

  title={Global Attention Profiles - a Working Paper: First Steps Towards a Quantitative Approach to the Study of Media Attention},
  author={Ethan Zuckerman},
  journal={Organizations \& Markets eJournal},
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Political Science
  • Organizations & Markets eJournal
News media outlets (newspapers, radio and television broadcasts and websites) have finite capacities. Newspapers have practical limits to the number of articles that can be printed each day. Radio and television broadcasters can fit only so many stories into a 30 minute newscast, and news websites must select which stories fit on their homepages. The genesis of this paper was the anecdotal observation that major English-language news media outlets devote more attention to some countries than to… Expand
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