The Structure of Foreign News

@article{Galtung1965TheSO,
  title={The Structure of Foreign News},
  author={Johan Galtung and Mari Holmboe Ruge},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={1965},
  volume={2},
  pages={64 - 90}
}
Using a simplified psychology of perception and some additional assumptions, a system of twelve factors describing events is presented that together are used as a definition of 'newsworthiness'. Three basic hypotheses are presented: the additivity hypothesis that the more factors an event satisfies, the higher the probability that it becomes news; the complementarity hypothesis that the factors will tend to exclude each other since if one factor is present it is less necessary for the other… 

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