J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2018 Nov;24(4):453-462. 10.5977/jkasne.2018.24.4.453.

A Frame Analysis of Nurse-related Articles from Korean Daily Newspapers

Affiliations
  • 1Professor, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Chonbuk National University, Korea.
  • 2Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Chonbuk National University, Korea. jeonghee@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study analyzed how the four nurse-related news items "˜talent show,'"˜neonatal death,'"˜nurse's death,' and "˜sexual harassment' were portrayed in Korean daily newspaper articles.
METHODS
A total of 392 newspaper articles published from November 2017 to May 2018 were retrieved through the internet homepages of three newspapers, the Chosun Ilbo, the Dong-a Ilbo, and the JoongAng Ilbo and through a database for 13 other newspapers. Articles were analyzed for their views on nurses and their structural and contextual frames.
RESULTS
Articles with the highest frequency of mentioning nurses' death appeared in the JoongAng Ilbo; these were written as straight news articles. In the analyzed articles, nurses were portrayed mostly as victims, troublemakers, passive, or selfish. Articles were written mostly in episodic, incident notice, or attribution of responsibility frames.
CONCLUSION
It was not uncommon to read articles with negative views on nurses; most of these articles focused only the four major incidents as straight news type stories. Future efforts are needed to study the implications of newspaper articles with negative views on nurses and the frames most commonly used.

Keyword

Newspaper article; Nurses; Frame analysis; Image

MeSH Terms

Internet
Periodicals*
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