The Changing Geography of Overseas News in the Australian Press, 1905-1950

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Abstract

This monograph analyses the changing pattern of overseas news coverage in the Australian press in the first half of the twentieth century. Specifically, it examines the extent to which overseas countries and regions of the world were represented in the news of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age (Melbourne) for the years 1905, 1920, 1935 and 1950. It compares coverage across these years with a view to discerning historical trends in the ‘view of the world’ presented by these newspapers. Discussion focuses on the question of how overseas news coverage reflects particular historical circumstances in relation to world events, patterns of global interconnectedness, Australia’s position in the world, and the state of its press communications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-43
Number of pages39
JournalAustralian Journalism Monographs
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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