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Framing Climate Change: A Content Analysis of Chinese Mainstream Media from 2005 to 2012

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As the largest greenhouse gas emitter and the second-largest economy, China is of great
importance in global climate change mitigation. This study investigated the state of affairs of
Chinese media coverage on climate change. Focusing on the period from 2005 to 2012, we
analyzed a total of 874 news articles from five mainstream Chinese newspapers such as People’ s
Daily, Xinhua Daily Telegraph, and Southern Metropolis Daily. In reference to media framing
analysis, we identified six major frames that are prominent in reports regarding climate change,
including conflict, collaboration, human interest, attribution of responsibility, science, and
leadership. Results showed that the frequencies of frame usage varied significantly across the
Chinese newspapers. Furthermore, the use of certain frames (e.g. conflict, collaboration) is
associated with the employment of different information sources, among which government
officials are the most frequently cited. This study also suggested that the Chinese media are more likely to frame climate change from a political perspective, rather than a scientific and environmental one.

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Han, Jingjing. and Sun, Shaojing. "Framing Climate Change: A Content Analysis of Chinese Mainstream Media from 2005 to 2012" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada, Aug 06, 2014 <Not Available>. 2014-12-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p744855_index.html>

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Han, J. and Sun, S. , 2014-08-06 "Framing Climate Change: A Content Analysis of Chinese Mainstream Media from 2005 to 2012" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-12-19 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p744855_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: As the largest greenhouse gas emitter and the second-largest economy, China is of great
importance in global climate change mitigation. This study investigated the state of affairs of
Chinese media coverage on climate change. Focusing on the period from 2005 to 2012, we
analyzed a total of 874 news articles from five mainstream Chinese newspapers such as People’ s
Daily, Xinhua Daily Telegraph, and Southern Metropolis Daily. In reference to media framing
analysis, we identified six major frames that are prominent in reports regarding climate change,
including conflict, collaboration, human interest, attribution of responsibility, science, and
leadership. Results showed that the frequencies of frame usage varied significantly across the
Chinese newspapers. Furthermore, the use of certain frames (e.g. conflict, collaboration) is
associated with the employment of different information sources, among which government
officials are the most frequently cited. This study also suggested that the Chinese media are more likely to frame climate change from a political perspective, rather than a scientific and environmental one.


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