Representativity of European Culture on Global Television News Channels

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Maria D. Putseva

former PhD student at the Chair of Foreign Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Modern Journalism: Subjects and Issues

This article examines the representativity of European culture on five global TV news channels (CNN International, BBC World News, Al Jazeera English, RT News and CGTN English) within the cases of three cultural components: science, art and religion. The study is based on the assumption that comparable media established in different regions of the world and using the same language make it possible to draw up a media image of European culture. The need for the study stems from the lack of papers on the coverage of pan-European culture and on comparative media studies of European culture, although the external perception of European culture is widely explored within other humanities. The results show that the components of European culture such as art and religion have an almost identical level of representativity on all global TV news channels, while the representation of European science varies from channel to channel.

Keywords: global television, European culture, television news channels, international relations
DOI: 10.30547/vestnik.journ.4.2021.158183


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