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Examining National Images of the Russian Federation in the South Korean Media : A Big Data Content Analysis Approach

  • Korea and Global Affairs
  • Abbr : KGA
  • 2021, 5(6), pp.81-106
  • DOI : 10.22718/kga.2021.5.6.004
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Politics and Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : October 29, 2021
  • Accepted : December 6, 2021
  • Published : December 29, 2021

CHUNG, Sae Won 1

1부경대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to examine South Korean media (11 major daily media) coverage on the Russian Federation from 2008 to 2020. The main research methodology for this study was the big data content analysis. The results of this study can suggest the sources of the national image or perceptions of the Russian Federation in South Korea. This study proposes three major findings. First, the Russian Federation was depicted as a hostile global actor. Second, the conservative media was more inclined to describe the Russian Federation negatively. Finally, the media representation did not correspond with South Korea’s New Northern Policy. To overcome such hindrance, this study suggests the media’s in-depth coverage of Russia, and the government’s effort to examine South Korea’s perceptions of Russia and to facilitate closer cooperation with Russia.

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