THE DEPENDENCE ON GLOBAL MEDIA OF INTERNATIONAL REPORTING OF THE MACEDONIAN, SLOVENIAN AND SERBIAN NEWSPAPERS (SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2013)

Bojan Blazhevski

Abstract


This paper is founded on the assumption that the reporting of international events by the Macedonian newspaper Nova Makedonija, the Slovenian newspaper Delo, and the Serbian newspaper Politika in the 2013 printed editions, is greatly influenced by the global media. We begin the study by using the method of quantitative content analysis. The data analyzed were gathered over a four month period from the year of 2013. Global media had heavy direct influence on international reporting only in photographic material of the newspapers Delo and Politika. In the matter of textual material, global media had a small direct role in shaping the reporting of these newspapers. The media coverage of all newspapers was mostly geared toward giving information about events that were happening on the northern continents and regions of the Earth. Military and political conflicts were the main topics of interest for covering the southern parts of the world. 


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Global media, international flow of information, daily newspapers, the Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Serbia

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