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Swine Flu Coverage Around the World

http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/Swine_Flu_Coverage_around_the_World

Publisher:  Pew Research Centre's Project for Excellence in Journalism
Date Written:  28/05/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article

The swine flu story quickly topped the American media agenda when the story broke in late April. How did coverage in other countries compare with the U.S.? Was there any correlation between the number of confirmed cases and quantity or nature of coverage? How did Spanish-language media in the U.S. react? A new report examining press coverage of the outbreak in several countries offers answers. How did coverage in the U.S. compare to media in other countries, both in the level of coverage and the way it was framed? How did the number of cases reported or the geographic proximity to the epicenter of the outbreak impact coverage? And, did the Spanish-language press in the U.S. treat the outbreak differently than its English-language counterparts?

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