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Analysis on Foot-and-Mouth Disease Crisis in the Daily News Reporting: Focused on Analysis of Quantitative Feature, Frame, and Contents

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2012, 8(6), pp.83-105
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Yang Gi Geun 1

1원광대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to analyze media's role and direction on foot-and-mouth disease as a livestock epidemic. As main agents of risk communication, media have decisive effect on public' risk cognition. Therefore, studying media's role under the risky circumstances and finding a way to progress could be a meaningful work. In this study we analyzed news articles about Foot and Mouth Disease(FMD) appeared in Chosun Ilbo and the Hankyoreh, Korea's two main daily newspapers. The results of the study are: First, Chosun ilbo reported more FMD articles than the Hankyoreh and straight news took a large part in both papers. In-depth reports were comparatively few. And there were many atiticles belonged to local section in Chosun ilbo, and general section, the Hankyoreh. In addition, Chosun ilbo adopted the local government frequency as news source, the Hankyoreh often chose the central government as news source. Second, Chosun Ilbo and the Hankyoreh werw reported more articles had composited with episodic frame than thematic frame or mixed(episodic and thematic) frame. More articles which has thematic frame were founded in the Hankyoreh. Third, the analysis results of contents of both papers was that the core keywords occurred foot-and-mouth disease (265 times), cattle (78 times), culling (55 times), government (50 times), viruses (50 times), prevention of epidemics․buried area․cattle․pigs (47 times), vaccines (36 times), infection. occurs. leachate (23 times), and buried․situation (21 times), etc.. Then, the key word inter-language network analysis methods results are: first, centrality connection analysis was the most important position on the keyword 'prevention of epidemics․culling․viruses․livestock', second, meaning the extent to which the position between two other actors in the network within the next actor centrality parameter analysis results were investigated as the 'prevention of epidemics․culling․viruses․livestock' is located in the center of the most.

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