the public do not seek out foreign news online

Moore, M. (2010, Nov). Shrinking World: The decline of international reporting in the British press. Media Standards Trust.

Good overview of the shift in our interests in news consumption and news investigation based on a content analysis of four major UK newspapers during the period of 1979 and 2010.

I didn’t realise The Daily Mirror broke the story of Cambodia’s Killing Fields. 

a report by the Media Standards Trust

Here’s the blurb:

In parts of the British press foreign coverage has fallen by almost 40% since 1979, now making up only just over a tenth of stories in the paper. In an increasingly globalised world how can this decline be explained? Does it matter? Is a new foreign news ecology emerging?

This report, the first of its kind on foreign reporting in the UK press, analyses how coverage of the world had changed over the last 30 years in four UK national newspapers, and explores what implications this has for how we get our foreign news in the future.