Determinants of news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis

Pantic, M.,* & Pjesivac, Ivanka. (2017, February). Live-blogging the crisis: Determinants of news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA). Baltimore, MD.

Abstract: This study employed international news flow theory to test the impact of the determinants of foreign news flow on the comprehensiveness of textual and multimedia coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis in the form of a live blog. A content analysis of live blogs (N=195) published in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United States, and the United Kingdom, showed that deviance of the event and economic relevance were the best predictors of the coverage. 
Ivanka Pjesivac 

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