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Newspaper Reports of Regional Discrimination and Demonization of Henan

Author YueWuDong
Tutor LiuJie
School Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Course Journalism
Keywords Newspaper reports regional discrimination demonization of Henan Henan imagine
CLC G212
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Discrimination in the media at home and abroad is a common phenomenon, the media regional discrimination is quite with Chinese characteristics. this paper studys the demonization of Henan,with the newspaper ropots as the main Analysis object. This article traces the image of Henan problem and the deterioration course from occurring to the demonization of Henan, also view the responses of Henan party,government, the media and the individual.In macro level, this paper studys the media motives for meidea regional discrimination:meet audience needs and audience psychology, the limited quality of reporters and editors, the pressure of advertising and distribution and the neglect and connivance of political power.Finally, this article points out the control path for regional discrimination: the suppression of media regional discrimination sender and the Bearer’s alert to withstand regional discrimination. In particular, the suppression of media regional discrimination sender is to stick to news objectivity, to strengthen media self-regulation, legal regulation; media bearer’s alert to regional discrimination, that is, governments have the image of consciousness, a sense of crisis, public relations awareness, capacity, the local media sense the risk of regional discrimination in the media, monitoring their awareness in environmental monitoring, with the media awareness of regional discrimination and counterattacks.Meanwhile, with the demonizing of Henan throughout, this paper discusses the ralations between the news media regional discrimination and the regional image , focused on newpaper repots building bias, the way and skills in which media product and operate regional discrimination: the agenda setting, news frame, imagine setting, metaphor, demonized.The study finds: The demonization of Henan, from point of the occurrence, there are two levels of meaning: First, as an anti-demon / demonized in the framework of discourse, demonization of Henan is to denounce acts of media relevant negative reports over Henan to maintain its image; Second, as the historical existence, demonized image of Henan, is the product of fermentation and deterioration, and its occurrence is the result of interaction between the media and Henan, especially having a significant relationship with the period of time when Henan party, government, the media lack of awareness and ability to maintain Hennan’s imagine.

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