Snippet: The “NYT effect” on foreign policy agenda setting

United Nations Security Council

United Nations Security Council

While reading about the CNN-effect in an article on foreign policy analysis, I remembered that one of my professors – a well-known and renowned Hungarian diplomat – at the Corvinus told us about the effect of the media on his job.

While serving as Hungary’s representative to the United Nation’s Security Council in the 1990s, there was a phenomenon I would call the “NYT effect”:


The New York Times served as a main source of news for the permanent representatives, and the agenda of the UNSC was, in a way, developed around the news as they read it in the NYT before their sessions. Hence, the “NYT effect”


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