International and Local News
World news or international news or even foreign coverage is the news media jargon for news from abroad, about a country or a global subject. There are different kinds of news we listen to. The world has shrunk into a global village. So the difference between the local and international news has decreased. We take interest in local and international news because one event taking place in a foreign country affects us the same way an event in our city does. But there is a great difference between regional and international news. The difference is given below:
International News, also called the World News, is a news Media coverage that is related to international or global subjects. In the field of journalism, International News is a brand in which news is transferred by the news agencies or foreign correspondents. This information is delivered through communication technologies such as the Internet, TV, Satellite, and Telephone.
There are also some countries in the world in which the line between the local and international news is blurred. For instance, international news is regarded as national news in the United States of America (USA). It is so because the USA is involved in matters – such as agreements, international conflicts, wars, multilateral organizations, bilateral organizations, etc. – that affect the entire globe. However, still, the news that relates to international subjects such as war, international agreements, etc. is regarded as international news.
Local news is a piece of information regarding the event that occurs in the local area (your city or state). Local news serves the news to the local communities and regional communities. Local news emphasizes on the localized events and issues. Local issues are an interest of the locality. In journalism, local news is coverage of an area in which information is diffused regarding an issue that is not of international scope otherwise.
Local and International News: Which Is consumed More?
The world public around the world consumes all different types of news. Many surveys have claimed that the viewership of the local news has declined. This is not true because people have more interest in the events and incidents that happen close to their houses. According to a survey, people follow news of their country (86%) and the places/towns nearby them (78%). People do not follow news of other countries unless they are highly educated or somehow relate to the issues. 57% of viewers only follow the news of other countries generally. There are 48% of people or less, who follow the news of the USA more closely.
So, people tend to follow local news more than international news. Though international news has an impact on the lives of people around the world, it truly affects the elite section of society. So, other sections of society do not follow the news of international news as much as the elite and educated class down.