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China Train WreckZhibin ZhangEnglish 403Section2Washington State UniversitySpring 2013
Train Wreck
Causes of Train Wreck
Actions by the Chinese GovernmentBurying the wreckagesRescuing people
Public Anger
Responses of Chinese Government
Media Blackout• Secure the event scene• Keep reporters away fromthe scene• Limit the news coverage• Do no investigate the ...
This PresentationFocus:• South China Morning Post• New York TimesPurpose:• How two newspapers reported differently
Research Process• Research Database: ProQuest Newspaper• Key words: “China”, “train” and “wreck”• Date: From July 23, 2011...
Summary of AnalysisSimilarities:• Causes of event• Responses by GovernmentDifferences:• The aspects of news reports• The n...
Common FocusesSouth China Morning Post• Identified the lightening asthe major cause• Attributed design flaw torail ministr...
Coverage Differences• Political Reviews
Coverage Differences• Public Criticism
Coverage DifferencesMedia censorship
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  1. 1. China Train WreckZhibin ZhangEnglish 403Section2Washington State UniversitySpring 2013
  2. 2. Train Wreck
  3. 3. Causes of Train Wreck
  4. 4. Actions by the Chinese GovernmentBurying the wreckagesRescuing people
  5. 5. Public Anger
  6. 6. Responses of Chinese Government
  7. 7. Media Blackout• Secure the event scene• Keep reporters away fromthe scene• Limit the news coverage• Do no investigate the event• Focus on touching stories
  8. 8. This PresentationFocus:• South China Morning Post• New York TimesPurpose:• How two newspapers reported differently
  9. 9. Research Process• Research Database: ProQuest Newspaper• Key words: “China”, “train” and “wreck”• Date: From July 23, 2011 to August 04, 2012
  10. 10. Summary of AnalysisSimilarities:• Causes of event• Responses by GovernmentDifferences:• The aspects of news reports• The number of newspaperarticles
  11. 11. Common FocusesSouth China Morning Post• Identified the lightening asthe major cause• Attributed design flaw torail ministry’s lack ofawarenessNew York Times• Examined the causes ofevent• Described the policing flawin the rail system
  12. 12. Coverage Differences• Political Reviews
  13. 13. Coverage Differences• Public Criticism
  14. 14. Coverage DifferencesMedia censorship

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