How did North Korea initially frame coverage of the “Great Successor” Kim Jong Un for an international audience? This paper argues that North Korea’s daily English language news reports, while commonly dismissed as purely propaganda, provides potential insights into such framing. Through automated content analysis of daily news reports from 2010 through 2011 coupled with regression analysis, this analysis both suggests an increased focus on Kim Jong Un’s formal positions and less on his pedigree.
Introducing the Great Successor: North Korean English language news coverage of Kim Jong Un 2010–2011
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Timothy S. Rich; Introducing the Great Successor: North Korean English language news coverage of Kim Jong Un 2010–2011. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 June 2014; 47 (2): 127–136. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2014.04.001
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