There are now dozens of international news channels around the world and hundreds if not thousands of national TV broadcasters. Global Pulse is a website that provides regualr compilations of how those international media organisations report on particular issues. It’s part of Link TV, a non-profit outfit that seeks to use media to promote new perspectives on issues such as poverty:
Global Pulse is a fast-moving and informative television and web series that helps you navigate the news of the world. Each 3-to-5 minute daily episode looks at the news, the world and ourselves in a new way. Each day Global Pulse compares and contrasts news worldwide, as presented by diverse national broadcasters – tracking the important stories you might have missed, and finding new angles on stories you thought you understood. It’s your global news positioning service.
So, for example, they have an excellent compilation of TV coverage of the current wheat price crisis. It uses clips from everyone from BBC to Aljazeera to show how the story is treated differently. In America the top line is that pastry prices are soaring while in parts of Asia it is contributing to other tensions as people struggle to feed their families.