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Why is it that in the newspapers we read daily, that majority of it is local and national news, and sports etc, and there is only a small amount in comparison of foreign news?
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*bump*
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I didn't think this was the case....
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Except.. I'm sure all the UK papers are covering the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan at the moment.
Plus what do you expect, it's an English paper.. so English news. They base stories on what they think the readers will find most interesting.
All the big foreign stories are there, but it's still OUR paper. If you go to France, you're not going to expect to see English national news stories now are yaa?
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Depends on the paper, ones like the Sun seem to generally only cover major foreign stories but I don't think Sun readers mind...
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What do you want them to do? Cover local stories in Uzbekistan about disputes between goat farmers etc? Conversely you'll probably find major papers in other countries covering... wait for it... mostly things regarding their own country & region. Shocking, I know. Even The Sun has a reporter in Libya with the rebels!

If you're desperate for world news then check the internet.
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(Original post by EternalDoom)
Why is it that in the newspapers we read daily, that majority of it is local and national news, and sports etc, and there is only a small amount in comparison of foreign news?
The Times tends to have a bit. but its why I read the economist each week as it has a lot more worldwide news
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People by and large seem to prefer to read about subjects they feel they have some sort of connection with i.e. stuff that affects their local area, their country, etc.
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There's a report from the Media Standards Trust on this which came out in the Autumn, which looks at just this topic. It's been covered quite a lot in the media, for example: http://www.newstatesman.com/internat...tional-british

Well worth a read (well, I liked it!)
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It's for a question for one my classes, need to do a presentation about it and need ideas
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This statement is absurd, as it's simply not true (especially in the UK).

Also, they're ****ing national papers, not international ones, so if it were to be the case I fail to see the problem.

People that are genuinely interested in current events moved away from papers to the internet in like, well before ****ing 2000. Just browse The Economist or some **** (even if it is kinda US/UK centred)
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The majority of people who read my local paper probably think Europe is a country and Vietnam is a little town in the hills near Sydney.
That's why we have stories of lost dogs and footballers helping tomato farmers instead.
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