Effects of the Japanese News Media on Images of U.S. Foreign Policy and Society: A Survey of Japanese College Students

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Effects of the Japanese News Media on Images of U.S. Foreign Policy and Society: A Survey of Japanese College Students
著者
氏名 INOUE Yasuhiro
ヨミ イノウエ ヤスヒロ
別名 井上 泰浩
キーワード
media effects
international cultivation
public opinion
news media
newspaper
television news program
Web news sites
U.S. foreign policy
unilateralism
foreign images
抄録

The present study examines the relationship between news media exposure and images of the U.S. and its foreign policy based on a survey of college students. Survey questionnaires were administered to 502 college students between October and November 2002. With reference to cultivation theory, this study hypothesized that negative images of the U.S. would be partly attributable to Japanese news media that criticize U.S. foreign policy as being unilateral and portray the U.S. in violent terms. Cultivation theory suggests that the more people are exposed to media content, the more likely it is that they adopt the social reality portrayed in the media. This study provided partial support for the hypotheses linking news media exposure and respondents' negative images/opinions about the U.S. foreign policy. For example, heavy news media users are more likely to regard U.S. foreign policy as "unilateral." It should be noted that Web news viewing has stronger effects than the other news media even though the medium is the newest addition to the news media and respondents' use of the medium was much less frequent than that of television news and newspaper. This study provided new empirical evidence regarding Web news effects. The findings, however, generally failed to support the association between news media viewing and violent images of the U.S.

掲載雑誌名
広島国際研究 = Hiroshima Journal of International Studies
9
開始ページ
77
終了ページ
89
出版年月日
2003-11-29
出版者
広島市立大学国際学部
ISSN
13413546
NCID
AN10485683
本文言語
英語
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
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hiroshima-cu