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ERIC Number: ED072491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 21
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A Content Analytic Study of "People's Daily" in Its Socialization Process: A Case in Cross-Cultural Communication.
Marr, Theodore J.
The author outlines a study comparing the modes of communication in two newspapers: "Jen Min Jih Pao" (People's Daily) and the Des Moines"Register." He applies a content-category system, based on Hayakawa's trichotomy of sentence types, to the reporting of these two newspapers on five major international events: the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict, the first Chinese H-Bomb, the first U.S. moon landing, the launching of the Chinese satellite, and the killings at Kent State University. Analyses of the kinds of sentences used in different events show that those events involving the achievement of China or the failure of the U.S. were reported in "Jen Min Jih Pao" with a higher percentage of judgment and exhortation sentences; the Des Moines "Register's" approach is exemplified by the large number of report sentences and few inference or judgment sentences. Little interpretation of the report sentences is provided, and even contradictory statements from different sources are reported in the U.S. paper without an attempt to indicate which is correct. (Author/RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)