American Newspapers’ Agenda-sending Function on Iraq and North Korea’s News Coverage

Xu Wu

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Abstract

Through comparing the primary news sources of three prestigious American newspapers’ (The New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today), coverage of two foreign affairs—the North Korea nuclear standoff with the United States and America’s showdown with Iraq in a one-year time span (30 January 2002 to 30 January 2003), the researcher has found that, compared to the previous agenda-setting theory, the role of the government in the process promoting foreign policy issues could be summarized as the “agenda-selling” function and the mass media’s role could be named as the “agenda-sending” function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-146
Number of pages9
JournalMedia Asia
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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