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Unfair Coverage: A look at the mainstream media’s bias in the 1999 general election


Unfair Coverage: A look at the mainstream media’s bias in the 1999 general election

[Wong Kok Keong] The research examined three areas – news report, opinions (editorials, comments, columns) and letters to the editors – to determine how many items were focused or positive on the National Front (NF) and the Alternative Front (AF); negative on the NF and AF; balanced towards both; and non-party related (NPR).  It examined the coverage of The New Straits Times, The Star and The Sun from 12 to 29 November 1999.   Download FullText |

Source: Aliran Monthly 2001: 21 (1), pp. 15-17

Dr Wong Kok Keong is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Liberal Arts, Sunway University, Malaysia.

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