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Authors: Jung-Gyo Lee, Young-Nam Seo, and Su-Jin Choi

Title: 한국 신문에 나타난 강간보도의 통시적 분석

Subtitle: 강간통념과 양가적 성차별주의를 중심으로

Translation: Exploring Rape Reports in Newspapers - A Longitudinal Analysis of Four Korean News Dailies between 1990 and 2007

Journal: Han'guk ŏllon chŏngbo hakpo (Korean Journal of Communication & Information)

Volume: 45

Issue: 2

Year: 2009

Pages: 425-462

ISSN: 1598-3757 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: Korean

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Asian History: Korean History | Representations: Press; Society: Rape Myths


Link: DBpia (Restricted Access)



– Jung-Gyo Lee: ResearchGate

Abstract: »The present study delves into how rape reports are framed in popular Korean newspapers over time. Specifically, the primary purpose of this study was to examine how rape myths and ambivalent sexism and were presented in three Korean newspapers. In order to assess longitudinal trends of rape reports, the sample for the content analysis was drawn from 1990 to 2007. Four newspapers, Chosun-Ilbo, Dongah-Ilbo, Jungang-Ilbo and Hankyoreh, which have been the most popular in terms of circulation and ad revenues, were selected for this longitudinal content analysis. Using random stratified sampling and screening process, A total of 2160 articles were content analyzed for the main study. The results revealed that rape reports appearing in Korean newspapers were overwhelmingly dominated by episodic frame rather than thematic frame. Particularly, It was found that Korean rape reports generally have attributed the cause of rape crimes to the victims. Implications for results were discussed in terms of rape myth and ambivalent sexism theories.« (Source: DBpia)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Korea / History of South Korea | Newspaper: Korean-language newspapers / The Chosun Ilbo, The Dong-a Ilbo, The Hankyoreh, JoongAng Ilbo