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Expanding Boundaries of Understanding? The Mental Maps of Transnational Television Journalism
Unformatted Document Text:  Grieves - Expanding Boundaries 22 the lead story in three Arte newscasts, two in ARD newscasts and none on France 2. These findings mirror patterns partially suggested in Feldmann’s 2007 study. Globally outside of Europe, the difference between Arte and the other two newscasts is similar: Arte reported from 23 countries (see fig. 3b). That compares to ARD covering 15 and France 2 reporting stories from 16 countries plus the French overseas territory of Martinique in the Caribbean. Arte coverage is moderately clustered in spatial terms, representing an intermediate ground between Tagesschau and 20 heures. In some cases, Arte’s attention to locations mirrors French national perspectives, such as coverage of the kidnappings of French mine workers in Niger, or attention to parts of Africa. Elsewhere, Arte’s geographic focus aligns more with German cultural and historical affinity, with attention to places such as Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Greece. These patterns seem consistent with the Arte producer’s comment regarding expanding each other’s boundaries of interest. Yet other geographic foci in Arte’s news coverage fall outside of such patterns. For instance, Arte’s newscasts included three reports originating from North Korea. Sweden was the locale for another three story items. And story items originated from U.S. locations outside of Washington D.C. and New York City 9 times, far greater than on ARD or France 2’s newscasts. Arte Journal’s lead story on three consecutive evenings was Mideast peace efforts, and the Koran-burning Florida pastor topped another Arte newscast. The form of Arte Journal’s attention to such extraordinary locales during the coding period is also notable. For example, the ascension of an extreme right-wing party into Sweden’s parliament prompted Arte producers to run a reporter package of two minutes in length as the newscast’s lead story, followed by a three and a half minute long interview with a political science expert on right-wing politics across Europe (20 Sept. 2010). Both ARD and France 2

Authors: Grieves, Kevin.
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the lead story in three Arte newscasts, two in ARD newscasts and none on France 2. These 
findings mirror patterns partially suggested in Feldmann’s 2007 study. 
Globally outside of Europe, the difference between Arte and the other two newscasts is 
similar: Arte reported from 23 countries (see fig. 3b). That compares to ARD covering 15 and 
France 2 reporting stories from 16 countries plus the French overseas territory of Martinique in 
the Caribbean. Arte coverage is moderately clustered in spatial terms, representing an 
intermediate ground between Tagesschau and 20 heures. In some cases, Arte’s attention to 
locations mirrors French national perspectives, such as coverage of the kidnappings of French 
mine workers in Niger, or attention to parts of Africa. Elsewhere, Arte’s geographic focus aligns 
more with German cultural and historical affinity, with attention to places such as Eastern 
Europe, Turkey, and Greece. These patterns seem consistent with the Arte producer’s comment 
regarding expanding each other’s boundaries of interest. 
Yet other geographic foci in Arte’s news coverage fall outside of such patterns. For 
instance, Arte’s newscasts included three reports originating from North Korea. Sweden was the 
locale for another three story items. And story items originated from U.S. locations outside of 
Washington D.C. and New York City 9 times, far greater than on ARD or France 2’s newscasts. 
Arte Journal’s lead story on three consecutive evenings was Mideast peace efforts, and the 
Koran-burning Florida pastor topped another Arte newscast.  
The form of Arte Journal’s attention to such extraordinary locales during the coding 
period is also notable. For example, the ascension of an extreme right-wing party into Sweden’s 
parliament prompted Arte producers to run a reporter package of two minutes in length as the 
newscast’s lead story, followed by a three and a half minute long interview with a political 
science expert on right-wing politics across Europe (20 Sept. 2010). Both ARD and France 2 


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