March 29, 2007

CNN's Choices

There have been articles around the web lately about how TIME and Newsweek frequently use one magazine cover for their international editions, and another one for their U.S. editions. The U.S. editions in these cases often downplay some major story, or, doesn't even mention it.

I noticed this week that CNN's been pulling the same trick.

Note the difference between the US edition and the International edition of the CNN homepage lead story.

I find it particularly interesting that the U.S. editions are aimed to create as much symphathy as possible for the plight of the woman sailor, whereas in the international editions, we get a different picture.

UPDATE:

Ah, they're at it again:

Posted by brian at March 29, 2007 08:20 AM

Comments

Dear Lazyweb:

Please start a site to keep track of the synchrony or lack thereof between the main story on CNN and CNN international.

Thanks,

Joe Crawford

Posted by: Joe Crawford at March 29, 2007 09:51 AM

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