DOI: 10.5176/2301-3710_JMComm14.05

Authors: Butler Cain, Ph.D. and Kristina Drumheller, Ph.D.


On February 12, 2013, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test despite sanctions to deter its nuclear program. The treatment of this news story by U.S. and Korean newspapers was decidedly different, although not in ways one might expect. This study seeks to understand how evaluative negative tone is used in U.S. and Korean news stories to deal with a clearly negative world event.

Keywords: Korea, United States, nuclear, agenda setting, tone, journalism, newspaper


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