Media Coverage of Typhoon Saomai – ESWN

From EastSouthWestNorth blog:

A typical criticism of Xinhua reports is that they are factually challenged since accuracy and truthfulness are allegedly subservient to greater goals such as stability and harmony….

I’ll leave aside the problem of the numbers because this will go on forever without getting anywhere. Instead, I will deal with the emotional aspects of media reporting. Simply put, the Xinhua report is unemotional and distant. But here is the report from Southern Metropolis Daily reporter Feng Hongping. … [Full Text]



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