Sunday, September 27, 2009


Answering my own question earlier, I would say that the Netherlands does a better job of international news than the US. European politics are covered, and there are also stories about countries far from Europe.

By contrast, here in Southern California, we get a little news about our neighbors, along with a rundown of how our military is doing.

If one looks to a future of the United States of Europe, which would transfer much international coverage to a domestic context, Dutch media still does a better job. Neighbors are well covered. On the other hand, we only get a little news about Nevada and Arizona, while Oregon might as well be on the moon.

This generalization comes from listening to Radio NL's Wereldnieuwsomroep and NOS Nieuwsoverzicht.

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