We explore the framing of people living with HIV/AIDS in news photos from China through two studies. Study 1 consists of a Q-sort exercise and post-sorting qualitative interviews with ten Chinese individuals. Insights are used to develop operational definitions of visual frames for use in Study 2, a quantitative content analysis. News photos of 290 people living with HIV/AIDS are analyzed in Study 2 (2000-2015). Results reveal unique features of Chinese news photos, such as blurring and pixelation despite positive framing. They also suggest variations in news framing by region (community structure).
|Journal||Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly|
|State||Published - Jan 2021|