The Worrying State of ‘World’ News

Alisa Miller of Public Radio International is speaking at TED 2008 – for her talk she posted a background video depicting the shocking state of U.S. cable and network news organisations’ reportage.

“The US accounted for 79% of the total news coverage” on American news outlets dedicated to international news stories in 2006!

I’d love to see a map like this over time – à la Hans Rosling, 2006 – showing the fluctuations in size of different countries as different news stories break and news reporting itself evolves.

Thanks, Carl