PhD thesis is now archived


My PhD thesis titled Measuring bias in international news: a large-scale analysis of news agency coverage of the Ukraine crisis has been archived electronically in the LSE Library and become publicly available.

This thesis is a compilation of research papers, three of which have already been published, but its grand conclusion is more than a summary of findings in these papers. I argue that, although many still strongly believe that the western and non-western media report key geopolitical events significantly differently correspondingly to their home countries’ strategic interests, the difference between the western and non-western media is becoming less clear and media’s alignment with their governments are weaker due to their global operations and non-western governments’ propaganda effort. This trend was most clear when Reuters replicated and spread the Russian government’s narratives about Ukraine during the crisis in 2014.