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Study on the Characteristics of the Domestic Press’ Disease-related Risk Reports - Focusing on the News Reports of Ebola Virus -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(6), pp.45-68
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

SONG, HAE RYONG 1 Hang Min Cho 2

1성균관대학교
2성균관대학교 미디어문화콘텐츠연구소

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ABSTRACT

This study, targeting Ebola virus that is currently emerging as a risk issue over the world, analyzed the disease report trend of domestic broadcasting media(ground waves, comprehensive channels, and news report channels) in the level of risk communication. Specifically, report characteristics(depth of report, truth of report, coverage path of report, use of news sources in report, and directivity of report) and news frame characteristics(type of frame and content of frame) were examined. As a result of the analysis, both positive and negative aspects of the domestic press’ disease report could be found. First, the positive aspects of the domestic press’ Ebola virus report were that, regarding truth of report, reports were mostly ‘fact-based’ reports, and regarding coverage path of report, the press tried to cover issues by itself rather than to simply use external information. Next, regarding directivity of report, directivity was not deteriorated by the dichotomous logic of ‘positivity’ and ‘negativity’, but was made to keep the balance between them, and regarding type of frame, topic-oriented frame to find solutions considering the social environment was more importantly used than anecdote-oriented frame to analyze incidents in the superficial level. On the contrary, the negative aspects of the domestic press’ Ebola virus report were that the amount of report strongly tended to increase for specific issues(case of Ebola, spread of patients, etc.), the press focused only on fragmentary ‘case(incident)’ report regarding depth of report, and professional medical/science reporters rarely participated in report. In addition, use of news sources in report was mostly concentrated on domestic and foreign governmental institutes, and in the aspect of content of frame analysis, it turned out that ‘risk frame’ focusing on risks through the severity, statistics, and numbers of the Ebola problem was the mostly stressed frame.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.