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FSD1025 Foreign News Study 1995

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Authors

  • Nordenstreng, Kaarle (University of Tampere)
  • Pietil√§inen, Jukka (University of Tampere)

Keywords

news, news flow, news transmission

Abstract

The material is the Finnish contribution to an international study on foreign news. The material was news items with a bearing to foreign countries in newspapers, television and radio. News about events abroad and events in Finland, which were connected either with foreign countries or foreigners, were included. In the newspapers studied (Helsingin Sanomat, Aamulehti, Hufvudstadsbladet, Savon Sanomat, and Kansan Uutiset) all material was taken into account, apart from different lists, cartoons and advertisements. In the television and radio material (Radio Suomi, the main news broadcast of TV1 and 10 o'clock news of MTV3), only the items which featured in the actual news broadcast were included. The material was coded in accordance with international coding instructions. In the news, objects of study were the type and scope of the news, news sources, news topics, actors featuring in the news, gender of the correspondent, geographical extensiveness of the news and in newspaper news, in which part of the paper the news was published.

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