The Media Agenda Of Interpersonal Violence In Selected Malaysian Online Newspapers
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 474-489
AbstractInterpersonal violence cases in Malaysia has been inclined tremendously. Sadly, it is hard to make Malaysians aware of these dangers resulted by their behaviors. The attention to the issue reduce when writers and editors the issue from their reportage. Hence, there is a need to supply more knowledge to pull the attention on this social problem. The objectives of this research are to study the framing of issues, source and tone of news used in interpersonal violence coverage in selected Malaysian online newspaper. Quantitative content analysis analyzed 255 news articles from two selected Malaysian online newspapers using Krecjie and Morgan table. Simple random sampling selected the articles from Hmetro.com.my and Thestar.com.my. Pilot test and Holsti test tested the reliability. Non-parametric analysis tested the hypothesis and the objectives of this research. Chi-square statistical hypothesis found the association between the independent and dependent variable of this study, which is online newspaper and media agenda. From this research, media played as a vital role as the agenda setter in making Malaysian aware on the criticality of interpersonal violence issue among Malaysian society.
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