The New York Times and Washington Post on Sino–American Rapprochement, 1963–1972
History & Political Science
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.
Yi, Guolin. "The New York Times and Washington Post on Sino–American Rapprochement, 1963–1972" in American Journalism, vol. 32, no. 4 (December 2015): 453-475. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08821127.2015.1099266