Intermedia Agenda Setting or International News Flow? Cross-Lagged Comparison of Elite International Newspapers

Shimaa Hassan Ali Mohammed, Maxwell McCombs


According to the hypotheses of the international news flow, the media of the central countries does not talk about a peripheral country’s news, and if any, it only talks about the negative news. Adding the scope of intermedia agenda setting, this study examines how Western media like The New York Times and The Guardian deal with Egyptian news and how their agendas could transfer or affect each other or the Egyptian media. The results show that intermedia agenda setting occurs in the international sphere; however, there is no dominant agenda, and that the hypotheses of international news flow remain valid.


intermedia agenda setting; international news flow; Egypt

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