Friday, June 26, 2009

Nea Radio - 1 Story

1) Knut Erik Jensen til USA (Artikkelen er skrevet av Andreas Reitan)
4 February 2009
http://www.nearadio.no/nyheter.php?newsID=437227&katID=19
Canada is not the USA. This story is an excellent example of how many Norwegian journalists report about a Norwegian musician or Norwegian band touring North America, and just headline the USA in their title as though Canada is in the USA, or that visiting Canada and the Canadian portion of the tour is not worth mentioning. The journalist writes "I september blir det en ny turnè i de nord-vestlige delene av USA og Canada. Samtidig vil Knut Erik da oppholde seg ved det berømte Banff-senteret i Canada for å gjøre et 6 måneders artistresidens for ytterligere kunsterisk utvikling og prosjektutvikling." In this case the journalist is mentioning a Canadian festival in Canada so the title should at least say: "Knut Erik Jensen til Canada og USA" or "Knut Erik Jensen til Nord-Amerika". Why do so many Norwegian journalists locate Canada in the USA, or under a USA heading as though Canada is some sub-category or part of the USA? Is Canada not worth mentioning? If a Canadian musician is touring Norway and Sweden, or Norway and Germany, should Canadian journalists make the title look like just Germany or Sweden is worth mentioning, and "little" Norway is not worth mentioning, or as some part of these countries? The story was corrected the next day, but not until receiving a professional e-mail back from Anita at Nea Radio stating: "MOOOOHHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Synd at d e så lenge te jul hvis itj så skull du tydeligvis ha måtta ønske i et atlas..... Ha ha ha ha ha :-) Kødde IKKE me forholdet USA/canada :D"

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