52% of American claim to “closely follow world news,” yet the US media is increasingly reporting less international information. Essentially, we are learning more about less. Alisa Miller of Public Radio International explains:

From TED.com: “Miller is an advocate for a global perspective in news programming. She notes that, even while society becomes more globally interconnected, “Americans seem to know less and less about the world around them.” (Symptoms include the closure of foreign news bureaus — and the increasing share of broadcast time devoted to Britney Spears.) Diversity in reporting, she says, is not just important — it is vital for everyone who seeks to understand and act for good in an interdependent, increasingly complex world.”