Valuing those close to us : A comparison of German and Australian quality newspapers’ reporting of death in foreign news
Hanusch, Folker (2008) Valuing those close to us : A comparison of German and Australian quality newspapers’ reporting of death in foreign news. Journalism Studies, 9(3), pp. 341-356.
A number of studies into the coverage of death have provided some evidence of journalists giving preference to events from certain regions and to certain types of death. This comprehensive evaluation of how two German and two Australian newspapers cover death specifically in foreign news finds clear evidence that journalists primarily look for events in countries which are culturally proximate to their own. The cultural proximity thesis here includes links such as cultural, political, economic or linguistic connections with a country. Some important national differences in how journalists at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald report on death were also identified. These could be traced to some important cultural differences between the two countries, underlining the need for more research which locates culture at the core of news analysis.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Comparative journalism, news values, international news, media representation of death, journalism cultures, death|
|ISSN:||1469-9699 (online) 1461-670X (print)|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)|
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2014 03:55|
|Last Modified:||16 Mar 2014 03:58|
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