Finding information about the nuclear plantComparing articles between two newspapers: theWall Street Journal and the Daily Yomiuri.Looking for the differences and similarities of all thecoverage articles that wrote about the earthquake inthe two newspapers.Research Task
A day after the earthquakeThe Daily YomiuriOnly found one articlereported about theearthquake.Estimated the damages fromthe earthquake .Didn’t mention anything aboutthe damaged nuclear powerplant.The Wall Street JournalHad two articles stated aboutthe earthquake and nuclearpower plant.Mentioned about the amountof dead people.Reported about the news fromthe nuclear power plant.
A week after the earthquakeThe Daily YomiuriExplained the caused ofmelted down reactorsMentioned the irresponsibilityof Japanese government.The Wall Street JournalReported the careless of theUnited Nation with thedamaged nuclear power plant.Stated how the officialsstruggled with the reactorsthat got damaged
10 days laterThe Daily YomiuriStated the lack of concern ofthe government with othermatters.Reported the electronic usageneeded to cut down due to thedamage of the power plant.The Wall Street JournalShowed the worry of thegovernment with the melteddown reactors.Commented about the worldopinion on nuclear matter.
Two different perspectives from two newspapers. The Wall Street Journal: involved more in the nuclearpower plant and the world’s point of view. The Daily Yomiuri: concerned about the government andother damages from the earthquake.The reason for the differences: the Wall StreetJournal is from the US while the Daily Yomiuri is adomestic newspaper.Conclusion