U.S. newspaper coverage of international events is declining faster than any other subject, with reporting on international news down to 10.7% of the news hole so far this year. A Project for Excellence in Journalism study finds that fully 64% of participating newspaper editors report their papers are giving less space to non-U.S. news, and 46% say they are devoting fewer reporting and editing resources to the subject. Yet some foreign events still make headlines.


The Daily Number is a statistic, updated every weekday and typically drawn from Pew Research Center project findings, that highlights an important trend.

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