"Iraq war framing in South Korea": the relationship between ideology and news coverage framing

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2007-01-01
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Ju, Hyunyoung
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David W. Bulla
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Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
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The purpose of this study is to analyze how South Korea newspapers framed the Iraq war through a content analysis according to the principles of war and peace journalism developed by Johan Galtung. This study examines the content analysis of 196 stories of the two newspapers that have different ideological characteristic, Hankyoreh and Chosun-ilbo, from January 20, 2003 to May 1, 2003.;Result of this study showed that there were difference between Hankyoreh and Chosun-ilbo. More specifically, the results of analysis suggest that Hankyoreh has a strong peace journalism frame, on the other hand, Chosun-ilbo has a strong war journalism frame. And Hankyoreh emphasized the role of South Korea in the world as a peace make while Chosun-ilbo focused on military affairs. Also, Hankyoreh did not support the war while the Chosun-ilbo was neutral of the protagonists. Finally, both Hankyoreh and Chosun-ilbo are neutral in supporting of the protagonists, the United States and the government of Saddam Hussein.

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