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Does China's outward focused journalism engage a constructive approach? A qualitative content analysis of Xinhua News Agency's English news.

Zhao, X. and Xiang, Y., 2019. Does China's outward focused journalism engage a constructive approach? A qualitative content analysis of Xinhua News Agency's English news. Asian Journal of Communication, 29 (4), 346 - 362.

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DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2019.1606263

Abstract

This study examines the rationalisation of the news frames of currencyrelated international economic interaction by analysing news articles from the “China Focus” column in China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency. Thematic analysis of the main themes in the news articles shows dominant positive coverage of China’s economic development. Using qualitative content analysis, it also investigates the breeding of the “emergence” of constructive journalism practices in China. It finds that Xinhua prioritises the frames of referring to solutions to the conflict and problem and mentioning the social and economic stability, sustainability, and prosperous development. The frames of moral judgement, conflict and its formation, and human interest are less applied in news articles. It bears elements of constructive journalism, but still needs efforts to make a clear division from positive journalism and Party journalism.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0129-2986
Uncontrolled Keywords:China; currency; constructive journalism; framing; qualitative content analysis
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33417
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:14 Feb 2020 16:42
Last Modified:14 Feb 2020 16:42

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