Keyword – framing

Révész, Ágota:

Révész, Ágota:

The framing of Coronavirus in Chinese domestic media – and what it reveals about China’s visions of a new world order

Domestic mainstream media in China (and also media exchanges with China) seem to be stuck in the frames of conflict and morality, supported by a focus on responsibility. Both China’s “moral superiority” and the idea of China being “responsible” appear most often in the explicit context of US vs. China rivalry. This serves as a background for China’s visions for the future. Here we find the combination of two traditions, that of ancient China and that of communist China: the concept of tianxia on the one hand, and a communist utopia on the other, complementing and supporting each other. While both of these imagined worlds are structurally open, they do have a political-intellectual-administrative centre, and China sees itself in this role in the new world order. This paper looks into the frames constructed by the official Chinese news media about China’s role in the context of a global challenge. Most case studies explore reactions by Chinese mainstream media to instances of Western (mostly US) communication (including the coverage of political statements), and analyse how Chinese authors interpret these for domestic audiences. It works with Chinese texts, a selection of comprehensive articles from online newspapers with the biggest reach and within a time span of ten weeks (February to mid-April 2020). An analysis of the framing of Coronavirus and China as its country of origin offers an insight into the perceptions of China’s role in the new world order. Its main focus is on how perceptions of global space and power relations changed during the initial phase of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Keywords: Chinese media, Coronavirus-pandemic, framing, geopolitics

The framing of Coronavirus in Chinese domestic media – and what it reveals about China’s visions of a new world order

Médiakutató Summer 2021 pp. 7-25

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Stumpf, Péter Bence – Szekeres, Tamás – Merkovity, Norbert:

Stumpf, Péter Bence – Szekeres, Tamás – Merkovity, Norbert:

Migrants during break time

The research presented in this paper examines the one-minute long news bulletins aired during the half-time breaks of the FIFA World Cup in 2018. The findings indicate that these news bulletins acted as a vehicle for the narratives of the government and were used to maximise the attention focused on the migration wave. The analysed cases show that reporting could serve political purposes both in terms of length and story selection. Although immigration was a prominent topic during the studied periods, it received even more airtime during the World Cup. It is beyond the reach of this study to analyse the effects of reporting on public opinion. However, the success of the Fidesz/KDNP party alliance in the 2018 legislative elections and the 2019 European elections suggests that this method of communication had been quite efficient, and the one-minute news blocks had served attention building purposes.

Keywords: attention-based politics, attention-building, FIFA World Cup, framing, immigration, migration, public service television, news programs, one-minute newscast, political communication

Migrants during break time

Médiakutató Summer 2021 pp. 39-51

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Egres, Dorottya:

Egres, Dorottya:

The discursive sanctioning of political incivility in the Blanka Nagy case

Blanka Nagy, a high school student spoke up at a protest organised against the Hungarian overtime law in 2018. In her speech, she uttered profanities against the ruling political elite. This paper explores a case of incivility that broke the norms of political communication, while discussing the context-dependency and politically motivated nature of discursive sanctioning. It employs the methodology of frame analysis and studies how the most visited news media outlets and the comments under the news articles shared on social media framed and discursively sanctioned the high schooler and her profanities. Its findings suggest that the positive framing of the incivility can be tied to the addressees of the speech, while the negative framing can be connected to the attributes of the speaker

Keywords: Blanka Nagy, discursive sanctioning, framing, incivility, news media, political communication, profanity, social media

The discursive sanctioning of political incivility in the Blanka Nagy case

Médiakutató Spring 2022 pp. 61-70

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