Here we compare how newspapers in US and in Spain cover the Japanese Tsunami (March 2011).
The aim of this comparision is to see:
- How different coverage they have towards international news.
- How long one single event (news) last in time.
- Spanish newspaper have less news per front page, they are more what are called her “dailys”: smaller in size and elongate format.
See table bellow. How that affects the use of front page space.
Table: Number of news in the front page of main Spanish and US newspapers
See full table and data.
Name: average of number of articles per front page
El País: 7.5
El Mundo: 7.5
La Vanguardia: 5.1
La Razón: 4.9
WSJ: 34.8 (28,0 short news)
The Washington post: 13.1
The New York times: 15.5
The Boston Globe: 17.7 (9.2 short news)
USA Today: 13.0
Los Ángeles Times: 9.7
Source: data extracted from a random period of 21 days.
The chart. See the data behind in the spreadsheet: