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Agenda Setting and Framing:A Comparative Analysis of the Paris Terror Attacks

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DOI: 10.23977/ICEIPI2020022


Xinyi Song

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Xinyi Song


This paper takes the 2015 terrorist attack in Paris as an example to analyse the different reports on media from the perspective of news agenda-setting and framing. The three media outlets are the U.S. media CNN, the pan-Arab press media Al Jazeera and the Chinese news agency Xinhua. The study finds that the three media showed a similar attitude in their criticism of the terrorists and sympathy for the victims. However, when it comes to the definition of the identity of the attackers and whether the incident was related to religious issues and refugee issues, those three media shows a significant difference. The purpose of this paper is to show how different media express their different positions and tendencies through agenda-setting and framing.


News reports, agenda-setting, framing, Paris terrorist attack

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