Aim: The aim of this study is aimed to investigate
the representations of similarities and differentiations of the
cultures, geographies, spaces, places and their identities signified
in global and national media spaces. Considering that
media companies commercial institutions and their news are
industrial products, it will be able to comment how the cultural
spaces is affected the global and national media contents.
Method: A sampling spaces in this research is comprised by
taking into account the 2003 issues of the journals National
Geographic Türkiye representing global culture and Atlas representing
national culture. Sampling was made by selecting
journal issues from 3-month periods. Accordingly, “January,
April, July and October” issues were subjected to examination.
The news were analyzed in accordance with the approaches
of Teun A. Van Dijk and Norman Fairclough’s Critical
Discourse Analysis. Results: Globalisation in economic,
political and cultural spheres also influences the fields of
media and communication. Time and space contractions and
indefiniteness necessitate the national media to get connected
to the global space in the process of promoting the existence
of the local in the global sphere. Conclusion: Therefore, the
viewpoints and evaluation criteria of global media is effective
also on the national media. All in all, the Macro (headlines,
news bodies, subtitles, photographs, photograph texts, maps,
illustrations) and the Micro structure (culture, spaces, identity,
geographies, consumption, commercialisation) of the news in
global and national media share similarities as well as differences.
It is seen in the news content that the local features are
drawn to the global spaces.
Keywords: Globalization, Geographics, Space Consumption, Economy, Magazines