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It is sometimes difficult to construct various ways to fully understand how parts of the world report (or fail to report) on various ongoing events or phenomena, and there has been a certain hand-wringing within the journalism profession about lack of coverage of certain events. Utilizing a treemap visualization algorithm, Newsmap is an application that visually reflects "the constantly changing landscape" of the Google News news aggregator. As this information is displayed visually, this format is able to "reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change across the globe." By customizing the Newsmap application, users can look at various news sectors (such as world, nation, business, technology, sports, entertainment and health), and toggle through the various coverage provided by different countries throughout the world. Although it is quite graphic intensive, this site is one that will be worth visiting multiple times and may be of particular interest to those in the fields of journalism and international studies.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-05-07
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2004/scout-040507#7

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