Design Characteristics in International News Coverage: A Comparison between the U.S and Brazil
California State University, Long Beach, California, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Danny Paskin
California State University
Long Beach, California, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 12, 2011; Accepted Date: January 10, 2012; Published Date: January 12, 2012
Citation: Paskin D (2012) Design Characteristics in International News Coverage:A Comparison between the U.S and Brazil. J Mass Communicat Journalism 2:107. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000107
Copyright: © 2012 Paskin D. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study fills a gap in the analysis of international news coverage by comparing the design elements of international news stories in both the American and Brazilian media, identifying any common or discerning trends. Best selling newspapers in both countries were examined, and a content analysis performed to compare their layout, using a number of different variables. Results show that American publications seemed to give a higher salience to international stories compared to Brazilian publications when it comes to their design.