Title

The New York Times and Washington Post on Sino–American Rapprochement, 1963–1972

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Department

History & Political Science

Abstract

Abstract

This article compares the New York Times and Washington Post in their coverage of the Sino–American rapprochement from 1963 to 1972 by examining how they framed their news stories differently through headlines, placement, selection, and opinions. The Times was more sophisticated in reading China and more forthcoming than the Post in promoting an improvement in Sino–American relations. The Post generally advocated a tougher attitude and showed more suspicions toward China, though it welcomed better relations between the two countries.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/08821127.2015.1099266

First Page

453

Last Page

475

Publication Title

American Journalism

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