What defines news culture?
Studies on the adaptation of mass media texts for different spatial areas have so far mostly been focusing on linguistic and national spaces. This article revisits the language-space-relationship by taking an in-depth look at TV news stories and the question if their corresponding styles can be detected on a regional, local, translocal or even global scale. By juxtaposing TV news stories from the US and various European countries with a selection of different Swiss stories, the following analysis reveals the relevance of other factors beyond the correlative nation or language. These factors can be associated with a variety of dimensions of journalistic cultures, thus going beyond the concept of only locally diffused practices. From a methodological point of view, a ‘multifactorial parallel text analysis’ takes into account exactly these findings.