A Brave New World For International News

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JOUR2221 ASSESSMENT ITEM 2
CRITICAL REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON FOREIGN NEWS: Article 1
A brave new world for international news?: Exploring the determinants of the coverage of foreign nations on US Websites. H. Denis Wu.

Introduction:
With the introduction of the internet news consumption and peoples news consumption has changed significantly, as well as the way in which news organizations provide content to the public. The author of this study seeks to investigate the consumption methods of individuals, and compare the rate at which news is collected through the traditional print-based medium, and also the new online format. In order to do this they use the incredibly popular CNN.com as well as www.nytimes.com and their print-based counter parts to investigate determinants of international news reporting.

Critical Review:
Theoretical Frameworks Used:
The author used the theoretical frameworks of economic interaction, presence of international news agencies, traits of a nation, and cultural and geographic proximity to the Unites States. The author elected to adopt these frameworks as they have been used previously in research in the same field. The author outlines their previous use as well as their inherent relevance to the current topic of study and uses them to analyze foreign news reporting.
Literature Review:
The author provides a wwritten review that analyses previous work in the field of study critically. The review was relevant as it discusses both online and
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