A matter of culture: A comparative study of photojournalism in American and Korean newspapers

Yung Soo Kim, James D. Kelly

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Abstract

The content of 628 news and feature photographs in 10 elite American and Korean newspapers was analyzed for differences in composition, subject number and subject identification. The Korean approach to photojournalism was purely descriptive while the American approach was more interpretive. Koreans presented far more news, emphasized the group and maintained a consistent composition. Americans ran more features, emphasized the individual and varied composition. Five profession-related factors either reinforce or reflect the observed cultural differences. COPYRIGHT SAGE PUBLICATIONS 2008.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-173
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Communication Gazette
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Cultural difference
  • Newspaper
  • Photojournalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science

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