Another site which could be useful in shaping our new (potential) idea – The Infiltration of American Media on International Identities”
Click Here to read the full article, but the key quotes (though crudely worded and translated from some Nordic slang) that would help us (in terms of determining why American media is so popular) are:
The main reasons America come out on top:
- The US is a very rich country where people are capitalists. There are rich people and poor people. Some of these rich people have got the money and the brains to make a good network station, a magazine, or a TV-channel.
- In the United States of America, they talk English, a language, known by many people. This makes American news more exciting and interesting for more people. More people can understand the contents.
- America has set a high quality standard on the media. Movies, newspapers or radio, all of the programs are well developed. This probably runs back to America being a rich country.
- America was the first nation to have such quality on their media. People love things which has been on the market for a while, they feel safe if they know what they get.
- The creators of the TV-shows, magazines etc, are very good at their jobs. They know what people want. They analyse the market and see what people want to hear about, whether it is news, sports, comedy, drama or sex.
Another interesting area to look into could involve countries who actively AVOID American Media i.e. Some countries in the Middle East. This could lead to a discussion about politics in globalisation, in media consumption, in preserving local identity, etc.