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Asian Journal of Information and Communications 11(1)
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How Chinese newspapers seek safe ground in framing “haze” Minghui Fan

  • Page:96-110
  • 2019-11-04

In recent years, China’s polluted air, which contains PM2.5 and PM10, has seriously affected the health of the Chinese population. This paper investigated how newspapers frame “haze,” the term commonly used in China for air pollution, and explored whether journalists from commercial newspapers framed haze in a different way compared to journalists from party-organ newspapers. After analyzing news coverage of haze from the party-organ newspaper People’s Daily and the commercial newspaper Qilu Evening Newspaper from 2011 to 2016, this study found no difference in the way each paper framed haze. Both newspapers primarily blamed individuals for the problem and engaged in propaganda for the Chinese Communist Party.

Keywords: haze, air pollution, political economy of Chinese media, framing

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