Boston Globe
Apr 7-13, 2013

SHIFT FROM LAST WEEK: This is the baseline week prior to the crises. Russia coverage shoots up related to the Boston bombing. Higher than average Area of Focus coverage, but the Globe still shows a large shift towards Iraq. Slightly less attention paid to Texas. Area of Focus and Periphery coverage remain high. Russia coverage is still rising in relation to the local Boston story. Iraq coverage remains elevated and Syria coverage shows a significant jump. China and Texas decline significantly from prior weeks. A spike in MA coverage corresponds to the bombings. Iraq gets about half that increase in attention while Texas shows a modest increase. The NYT shows a slight decrease in international (”Periphery”) coverage overall. MA coverage begins to decline but remains high. Iraq shows another spike in attention and Syria shows a modest increase. Virtually no change in China attention despite the earthquake. International coverage returns to its Week 1 levels. Notable attention shifts toward US, MA and TX. Almost 4 times more MA increase than TX. Shift away from Iraq (despite the bombings) and Russia. Almost no change in ratio of attention to Area of Focus & Periphery. Equal shifts of attention to Syria and Russia (though increased Russian coverage was not exclusively related to Boston). Attention on TX declines faster than MA. Almost no change in ratio of attention to Area of Focus & Periphery. Attention shift toward Periphery - drastic increase of MA and TX coverage, though the former receives far more attention. A slight decrease in Area of Focus attention despite heightened coverage of Iraq. Marked decrease in China coverage. Equal shifts of attention to Syria and Russia (though increased Russian coverage was not exclusively related to Boston). Attention on TX declines faster than MA. Increase in China coverage. Almost no change in ratio of attention to Area of Focus & Periphery.

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