Examining second-level agenda setting in the digital era : The case of China

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages1-29
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2016

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Title7th Honours Symposium for Asian PhD students in Communication Research
LocationCity University of Hong Kong
PlaceHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period19 - 20 November 2016

Abstract

This study explores the second-level agenda setting in a disaster context in China. Focused on the Tianjin port explosion incident, the study employs a content analysis of 506 media posts and 2908 individuals’ Weibo posts. Results show that the media tend to describe the disaster in a neutral way, while present the activities of firemen and political leaders in a rather positive manner. By contrast, the public use more emotional tones to frame the disaster, and show their negative emotions towards the political leadership and media objectivity. Although media frames and Weibo users’ frames are significantly correlated, the results show little support for media influence on the affective tones individuals linked to the frames.

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Examining second-level agenda setting in the digital era : The case of China. / ZHANG, Nan; AI, Minwei.

2016. 1-29 Paper presented at 7th Honours Symposium for Asian PhD students in Communication Research, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review