The worlds of “the others”? Czech television’s agenda of world news coverage
Tomáš Trampota and Kateřina Kučerová
(Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
ABSTRACT: World news coverage is an important source of information about the worlds of “the others” for television audiences. Its production is connected with the hidden logic in the selection of issues, geographical areas, and actors. International news flows are influenced by news values, cultural and geographical contexts, and historical backgrounds. This article presents a study of foreign affairs coverage in Czech television news programs based on a quantitative content analysis. It deals with questions such as: which countries or continents are included in the television news agendas? What is the frequency of their coverage? How is the news flow affected by the news values?