Local Color

picture-4.pngThe “directory of wonderful things” known as BoingBoing drew my attention to a series of colorful diagrams that illustrate the difference between the amount of coverage news outlets play to countries around the world in comparison to their size. Britain looks a bit bloated in The Economist diagram above, but it also provides a good visual for understanding how good the weekly is at covering topics of note around the globe (sorry, Greenland).  You can see also how Slate and the New York Times’ international coverage maps out at L’Observatoire de Medias, where the representation of “The Blogosphere” seems a bit disjointed when it comes to featuring Asian stories.


One response to “Local Color

  1. terrific blog post here emily, compelling and rich.

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