posted by Sarah Alvi, Sumit Galhotra, Céleste Owen-Jones and Tomos Lewis
When U.S. Navy Seals slipped through the dark into Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound one year ago, the killing of America’s most wanted man on Pakistani soil set off a tidal wave of media coverage in both countries that helped shape public opinion and complicated already frayed relations between Washington and Islamabad
The killing of Osama bin Laden became a media moment in both countries, though one with sharply differing narratives.
U.S. media coverage featured triumphant fist pumping outside the White House, recreations of how the Navy Seals found their target, and TV commentators – especially those on the right of the...
posted by Nilo Tabrizy and Alexa Van Sickle
China and the United States share a history muddled by mistrust. This is especially true today with respect to each country’s economic and political ambitions. The news media in one is influenced by its nation’s politics, culture and history in reporting on the other.
Yet, despite these restrictions and sometimes-tense national relationship, the way that the Xinhua News Agency, China Central Television and the South China Morning Post covered the U.S. Republican primaries showed remarkable variety in their attitude towards American politics.
This is an analysis of Chinese media coverage of this year’s Republican Primaries, from January...
posted by Christopher Haire
As Vladimir V. Putin once again assumes the Russian presidency, the expectation in the Western media appears to be that Putin will set a markedly different tone from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev—one that torpedoes Russia’s re-set with the U.S., and infuses the countries’ relationship with a Soviet-style tension.
After the Cold War ended in 1991, a new era of reconciliation between the two two superpowers began haltingly under President Boris Yeltsin. Then, the 21st century brought the first Putin presidency and with it old fears of the Cold War. The ascension to the presidency of his more diplomatic partner Medvedev between 2008...
posted by Celeste Owen-Jones
On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced to the world that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. One year later, Global Newsroom looks back at how the story was reported in U.S. and Pakistani media. The dueling narratives, with some sharply differing focus points, help explain the tensions the operation created — tensions that continue today in U.S.-Pakistani relations.
Céleste Owen-Jones is a student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She can be reached on Twitter (@CelesteOJ).
Sarah Alvi is a student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She can be reached on Twitter...