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Reporting the U.S. in Belgium

Annelore Deprez (UGent) and Elsa De Bens (UGent)
(2005) Proceedings. p.1-12
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The United States occupies a major place in foreign news reporting in Belgium. The Belgian media not only exhaustively cover hot topics, such as the presidential elections and 9/11, they also extensively report everyday information from the US. Significantly more frequently than from other countries (e.g. in Africa, Asia or Central and South America), news from the US features on television or in the newspapers. The substantial presence of the US in the Belgian news media is also manifest in news that does not directly concern the US, as foreign news reports are often structured round regions or countries, such as Israel, Palestine and Iraq, where the US has definite interests. Also international conflicts involving American interests receive more than average attention, e.g. the Gulf war, the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. A number of researchers have investigated to what extent and in what light (positive or negative) the Belgian media present news events in the US, or items closely related to it. They have done so by means of quantitative content analysis, both of newspapers and of television newscasts. The research material in these studies includes the Flemish quality papers De Standaard and De Morgen, the Flemish popular papers Het Volk and Het Laatste Nieuws, the French-speaking quality title Le Soir, as well as the news broadcasts on VRT and RTBF (Flemish and French-speaking public broadcasters respectively) and VTM and RTL (Flemish and French-speaking commercial broadcasters respectively). Research on Belgian foreign news correspondents is not available. Those studies on the work of journalists that have been published do not draw any distinction between correspondents and other journalists. To have some idea of the working routine of Belgian correspondents in America we interviewed three of them.

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Deprez, Annelore, and Elsa De Bens. “Reporting the U.S. in Belgium.” Proceedings, Erich Brost Institut, 2005, pp. 1–12.
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Deprez, A., & De Bens, E. (2005). Reporting the U.S. in Belgium. Proceedings. Dortmund ; GERMANY: Erich Brost Institut.
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Deprez, Annelore, and Elsa De Bens. 2005. “Reporting the U.S. in Belgium.” Proceedings. Dortmund ; GERMANY: Erich Brost Institut.
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Deprez, Annelore, and Elsa De Bens. 2005. “Reporting the U.S. in Belgium.” Proceedings. Dortmund ; GERMANY: Erich Brost Institut.
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Deprez A, De Bens E. Reporting the U.S. in Belgium. Proceedings. Dortmund ; GERMANY: Erich Brost Institut; 2005. p. 1–12.
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A. Deprez and E. De Bens, “Reporting the U.S. in Belgium,” Proceedings. Erich Brost Institut, Dortmund ; GERMANY, pp. 1–12, 2005.
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  abstract     = {{The United States occupies a major place in foreign news reporting in Belgium. The Belgian media not only exhaustively cover hot topics, such as the presidential elections and 9/11, they also extensively report everyday information from the US. Significantly more frequently than from other countries (e.g. in Africa, Asia or Central and South America), news from the US features on television or in the newspapers. The substantial presence of the US in the Belgian news media is also manifest in news that does not directly concern the US, as foreign news reports are often structured round regions or countries, such as Israel, Palestine and Iraq, where the US has definite interests. Also international conflicts involving American interests receive more than average attention, e.g. the Gulf war, the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
A number of researchers have investigated to what extent and in what light (positive or negative) the Belgian media present news events in the US, or items closely related to it. They have done so by means of quantitative content analysis, both of newspapers and of television newscasts. The research material in these studies includes the Flemish quality papers De Standaard and De Morgen, the Flemish popular papers Het Volk and Het Laatste Nieuws, the French-speaking quality title Le Soir, as well as the news broadcasts on VRT and RTBF (Flemish and French-speaking public broadcasters respectively) and VTM and RTL (Flemish and French-speaking commercial broadcasters respectively).
Research on Belgian foreign news correspondents is not available. Those studies on the work of journalists that have been published do not draw any distinction between correspondents and other journalists. To have some idea of the working routine of Belgian correspondents in America we interviewed three of them.}},
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