Construction of International News: A Two-level Game Analysis of Libya Crisis in Chinese Newspapers
This study discusses the diversity of international news coverage in Chinese newspapers and the influence of foreign relations and state-media relations on the quality and role of international journalism mainly through the content analysis of two Chinese newspapers from 2011 to 2012. We seek to use the analytical propositions derived from “two-level game” framework to explain the interaction of Chinese media’s concern about foreign relations and domestic political situation. The study explores how the political preference, economic status and institutional constraints affect the media construction of international news in China.
Zheng Yue and Huang Yu*