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A Comparative Analysis on News Values: Comparing Coverage of Education in South Korea and the United States

  • Korean Social Science Journal
  • Abbr : KSSJ
  • 2011, 38(1), pp.99-132
  • Publisher : Korean Social Science Research Council
  • Research Area : Social Science > Social Science in general

심재철 1 정완규 2 Kyun Soo Kim 3

1고려대학교
2원광대학교
3Grambling State University

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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.

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