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News Worthy?
April 29, 2009, 3:59 pm
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-In Congo, over 5 million people have died since 1998 due to war.

-Last month, Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir, expelled 13 humanitarian organizations that provide support to over 2 million people.

-Almost 4 million Somalians depend on food donations, but pirate attacks on ships have made it difficult for these people to receive aid.

These are just a few facts I found after researching issues in Africa.  Yet are these issues relevant in mainstream media? Agenda-setting is when prominent media institutions have a significant influence on what stories are considered news worthy.  I am doing a project about agenda-setting in America and I would like to know what you think.

  • Does news in America accurately portray what is going on in Africa?
  • Do Americans perceive Africa as news worthy?
  • Do you feel like you hear a lot of news regarding Africa?