The Foreign News Flow in the Information Age

By Claude Moisy

A paper by Claude Moisy, spring 1995 fellow, asks whether the Internet is likely to improve the flow of international news, make the public more aware of world problems and, consequently, contribute to their solution. To address these questions, Moisy looks at the “information revolution” as it unfolded in the 1990s, examining the production and consumption of news. The paper concludes that a potentially greater supply of international news is being met in the United States by a reduced demand, and predicts that news will increasingly be aimed at and consumed by an elite audience.

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