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Framing sustainable energy : a comparative analysis of Malay and English newspaper in Malaysia

Mohamed, Shafizan and yusoh, Helmi and Wan Mohd Ghazali, Wan Norshira (2020) Framing sustainable energy : a comparative analysis of Malay and English newspaper in Malaysia. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 10 (6). pp. 295-306. ISSN 2226-5139 E-ISSN 2224-4441

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This study aims to examine how mainstream newspapers in Malaysia frame sustainable energy. Framing is the perspective or the angle taken by newspapers when writing about a news story. How newspapers frame sustainable energy is a very important indication of how the issue is perceived by the public mostly because the media is where most people get their news and information regarding environmental and sustainability issues. A deductive, quantitative methodological approach was used to identify dominant frames and news sources in articles published in four Malaysian newspapers: News Straits Times, The Star, Berita Harian and Harian Metro between January 2018 and September 2019. Media framing theory was employed as the framework for analysis. The findings suggest that while the English and Malay newspapers shared some similarities in the way they covered sustainable energy, it is the English newspapers that are more proactive in driving the readers to be more engaged with the issue. In addition, this study extends our understanding of the contextual conditions that enable and limit journalists when reporting environmental and sustainability issues.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5172/80779
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable energy, Sustainable development goals, Media framing, Content analysis, Malaysian Newspapers.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Shafizan Mohamed
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2020 09:40
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2020 09:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80779

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