9780815334767

Asian Americans and the Mass Media: A Content Analysis of Twenty United States Newspapers and a Survey of Asian American Journalists

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    9780815334767

  • ISBN10:

    0815334761

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-05-22
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority in the United States comprising nearly 3 percent of the population, yet they are rarely given coverage in the U.S. media, as this book demonstrates. This book, written by an 11-year reporter of The Washington Post who is now an Associate Dean at Ithaca College, is broad in scope and studies the relationship between mass media and this important minority, including: 1) examines the scope and type of coverage afforded Asian Americans in mainstream newspapers through a content analysis of twenty leading newspapers for the year March 1, 1994 to February 28, 1995; 2) examines the opinions of Asian Americans who work in print, radio, and television media both in mainstream media and specialized Asian American media, through a survey asking their negative and positive experiences on the job as related to their ethnicity, and their opnions on how well the media cover Asian Americans; and 3) an historical examination of Asian Americans and media treatment of AsianAmericans, and specialized publications serving Asian Americans. No other book has looked at media coverage of Asian Americans as in-depth as this fascinating account of how attitudes towards Asian Americans are shaped in America through questionable coverage of this diverse segment of the population.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Tables
xiii
Introduction
1(40)
Overview
2(11)
Definition of Terms
13(10)
Asian Americans' Use of Media
23(4)
Asian Americans in the Media Workforce
27(5)
Asian American Workforce at Newspapers
32(3)
Asian American Workforce in Radio and Television
35(6)
History of Asian American Publications
41(26)
The Chinese Press
47(2)
The Japanese Press
49(4)
The Korean Press
53(3)
The Filipino Press
56(1)
The Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian Press
57(1)
The Asian Indian Press
58(1)
The Pacific Islander Press
59(2)
Leading Twenty Asian Ethnic Publications
61(1)
Publications of the Asian American Panethnicity Movement
62(5)
Related Studies
67(30)
Theoretical Foundations of the Book
67(18)
Previous Studies on Asian Americans that Relate to the Theoretical Foundations
85(9)
Research Questions of the Book
94(1)
Summary
95(2)
Method
97(26)
Operational Plan
97(3)
Content Analysis of Twenty Leading Newspapers
100(12)
Survey of Five Hundred Asian American Journalists
112(7)
Survey of the Editors of the Twenty Leading Asian American Publications
119(1)
Census Data
120(1)
Personnel Survey of the Editors of the Twenty Mainstream Newspapers of the Content Analysis
121(2)
Results and Discussion
123(82)
Overview
123(1)
Content Analysis
123(44)
Survey
167(32)
Census and Survey Data
199(6)
Summary and Conclusion
205(36)
Overview
205(7)
Key Findings
212(5)
Other Important Findings
217(14)
Theoretical Implications
231(4)
Implications for Future Research
235(2)
Concluding Remarks
237(4)
Appendices 241(146)
Appendix 1: Media Usage of Asian Americans/Asian Immigrants and Hispanics, 1989
242(1)
Appendix 2: Magazine Readership of Asian Americans/Asian Immigrants and Hispanics
242(2)
Appendix 3: Asian American's Information Sources on Political Issues
244(1)
Appendix 4: Periodicals Published in the Pacific Islands Listed by Country/Island Group, 1973 and 1989
245(1)
Appendix 5: Top Twenty Leading Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers Serving Asian Americans and/or Asian American Ethnic Sub-Groups in the United States in 1995 at the Time of This Book's Content Analysis.
246(4)
Appendix 6: Twelve Tips on Covering and Portraying AsianAmericans, From the Asian American Journalists Association
250(4)
Appendix 7: 193 Key Words/Sets of Key Words Used in Computer Database Searches for the Content Analysis
254(3)
Appendix 8: Name Key Words Used in the Database Searches of Famous and/or Prominent Asian Americans
257(4)
Appendix 9: Breakdown by Type of Article and Ethnic Sub-Group, and by Article Sub-Topic and Ethnic Sub-Group for the Newspapers in the Content Analysis
261(10)
Appendix 10: Sex, Occupation, and State of Employment of Those Persons Who Responded to the Survey With a Letter, But Who Did Not Answer the Survey Questions
271(2)
Appendix 11: Selected Responses to Survey Question Three
273(20)
Appendix 12: Selected Responses to Survey Question Four
293(32)
Appendix 13: Survey Responses From Dean Wong, Editor of the International Examiner
325(2)
Appendix 14: Survey Responses From an Editor of One of the Twenty Leading Asian American Publications, Who Asked To Remain Anonymous
327(2)
Appendix 15: Summary of Responses From the Editors of the Twenty Leading Asian American Publications
329(2)
Appendix 16: Selected Responses to Survey Question One
331(34)
Appendix 17: Selected Responses to Survey Question Two
365(22)
Bibliography 387(26)
Index 413

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