Communication Faculty Publications

Title

Asia Through Time: Asian News in Time Magazine

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Journal Title

Asian Journal of Communication

Volume

10

Issue

1

First Page

48

Last Page

71

DOI

10.1080/01292980009364775

Abstract

Twenty years ago, the International Commission for the Study of Communication Problems determined that 68 per cent of the world's population, comprising the developing world, accounted for only 10 to 30 per cent of reported world news. This imbalance in the flow of international news, combined with a Western news ethic that tends to emphasize the aberrational, has been blamed for presenting a skewed view of the developing world. This paper employs content analysis conducted at ten year intervals to determine how Time magazine has stood in the light of this argument over the years.

Keywords

Asia, news, Time magazine