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A comparative analysis on news values : Comparing coverage of education in South Korea and the United States

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  • A comparative analysis on news values
  • Shim, Jae Chul; Jung, Wan Kyu; Kim, Kyun Soo
  • Korean Social Science Research Council


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Title A comparative analysis on news values
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Comparing coverage of education in South Korea and the United States

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Shim, Jae Chul; Jung, Wan Kyu; Kim, Kyun Soo

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[Seoul]:Korean Social Science Research Council

Date 2011
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korean Social Science Journal:vol. 38(no. 1)
Pages 34
Subject Country United States(Americas)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Education
Holding Korean Social Science Research Council

Abstract

This study investigates how Korean major dailies covered educational issues regarding universities, and compares its findings with those of leading American newspapers. The results show that Korean newspapers covered the universities much more negatively than their American counterparts did. Korean newspapers also demonstrated lower journalistic standards as compared with the American newspapers. There were some gaps in terms of news values in covering education at the college level between Korean and American newspapers. Nevertheless, these professional gaps were not too wide to be bridged. In addition, Ettema and Glasser’s three new news values of investigative reporting were not unique from the traditional ones in this study. They were mixed with those of fairness and professional reporting. From these findings, we discuss typical characteristics of Korean newspaper coverage and suggest new ways of covering the education beats in South Korea as a newly advanced and democratized country.