31. Benefits and Pitfalls of Comparative Research on News

Production, Content, and Audiences

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Akiba A. Cohen

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch31

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

Cohen, A. A. (2012) Benefits and Pitfalls of Comparative Research on News, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch31

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278

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Keywords:

  • benefits/pitfalls of the comparative on news, production/content/audiences;
  • news production and four major media, as the newspapers/radio/TV/Internet;
  • comparative studies of television news, into American networks, ABC/CBS/NBC;
  • news in a comparative context, scholars to find ways of alleviating problems;
  • content analysis in measuring extent of news items, becoming deviant;
  • nation as component of a larger international/transnational system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Benefits of Comparative Research on News

  • The Pitfalls of Comparative Research on News

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References