The first world press map evaluates the web reputation of print and digital native newspapers that are published and updated regularly in a thousand cities in 200 different countries. This first sample includes general information media with global coverage: regional, national and international media are included and the analysis of strictly local media as well as specialized and audiovisual media is left for a later phase of development. The attached map georeferences the distribution of media by country in the current ranking.
The project, limited by the biases of the media selection sources of the initial sample, has a 'work in progress' character in order to open the ranking to journalistic companies that meet the selection criteria and want to know their position on the world map of web reputation.
In this first x-ray, media published in more than 70 languages are collected, dozens of them with multilingual editions in response precisely to its purpose of global reach. There is an evident weight of the most widely spoken languages such as English, Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese, but also very unique journalistic projects that reflect the linguistic richness and cultural diversity of this first global ranking.
The distribution of media by regions of the world allows us to appreciate differences in the media potential of the different territories, both from the point of view of the number of media outlets and their average digital reputation. The graph below shows that the selection of media is representative of the different regions of the world from both a geographical and political point of view. Although the different territories are unequally represented, their unequal distribution reflects the existing socioeconomic differences and, therefore, they are intended to be a reflection of the reality of the digital reputation of the media in the world according to their regional distribution. It is important to take into account that the different regions maintain a certain level of territorial overlap between them. Regions with names in capital letters are of a socioeconomic nature while the rest are geographic regions.
The selection of the sample has been carried out with a criterion of globality with which to be able to construct an x-ray of the media that is as wide and diverse as possible. This first ranking includes established digital newspapers (both print and native) located in more than 200 countries around the world. To the extent that the initial focus of the project is placed on the press industry, we can observe a greater weight of the media in countries with more mature media systems, with more democratic experience and higher levels of transparency. Visually, we establish filters by region that also show the impact of factors such as language and geopolitical affinity factors.