News discourse of teachers’ suicide
Education and journalism: Media coverage of an educational crisis
This research reported findings from discourse analysis and content analysis on media coverage about a specific educational crisis on teachers’ suicide in Hong Kong. Overall, findings revealed that there was a great difference in sources being used by newspapers of different political ideology. The official position did not guarantee smooth access to the mass media via sources. Press ideology interfered in this process and determined what kind and how frequent news sources were used. Specifically, it was shown how linguistic choices in news texts accomplished the goal of framing the conflict, demarcating those supporting the education reform from those opposing the reform.
Published online: 15 August 2008
Cited by 3 other publications
Sugahara, Satoshi & Rachel Wilson
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