Analysis of Korean News Report: Focusing on N. Korea-Russia Summit

국내 언론 보도 연구: 북-러 정상회담을 중심으로

  • Ban, Hyun (Dept. Mass Communication, Incheon National University)
  • 반현 (인천대학교 신문방송학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.19
  • Accepted : 2019.04.09
  • Published : 2019.05.31


This paper aims to investigate ideological preferences of news media outlets by looking at the news coverage of North Korea-Russia summit in April, 2019. The meeting has gained attention in South Korea, China, Japan and America in that the historical meeting will reflect the future direction for denuclearization on the Korean peninsular and the peace in the world. Given this, in particular, a special attention is paid to the editorials and headlines of news articles reported in two Korean quality newspapers, DongA Ilbo and Hankyoreh because both are quality newspapers, but are ideologically different. To achieve objectivity and fairness, the same issues dealt with during the summit were compared and analyzed within Martin and White (2005)'s Appraisal framework. As a result, it was found that in editorials of DongA Ilbo showed a negative stance to the summit by employing the 'attitude' factor, whereas the Hankyoreh was overwhelmingly positive toward the issue, also by employing the 'attitude' factor. The political stance is likely to be in line with those shown in the headlines of news articles from each newspaper. That is, it is clear that each news outlet shows its ideological stances to news consumers through linguistic expressions, in that both editorials and the headlines of news articles express their political preferences to the summit by means of linguistic appraisals.

표 1. 동아일보 사설 본문 내용 평가어 분류 Table. 1 The Classification based on Appraisal Framework (DongA Ilbo)

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표 2. 한겨레신문 사설 본문 내용 평가어 분류 Table. 2 The Classification based on Appraisal Framework (Hankyoreh)

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표 3. 동아일보 기사의 제목 (동아일보) Table. 3 The Headlines of News Articles (DongA Ilbo)

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표 4. 한겨레신문의 기사의 제목 (한겨레신문) Table. 4 The Headlines of News Articles (Hankyoreh)

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