Asia Pacific Media Educator


This article explores the differences in journalistic policy and ideology between South China Morning Post (SCMP) and Ming Pao (MP) in their coverage of a public event. SCMP appeared reluctant to include eyewitness accounts whereas much more vivid details were included in the MP coverage. This overt difference may have been due to such considerations as differential perceptions of the journalist's responsibility, audience design, the preferred rhetorical model of news story reconstruction, and perceptions of 'truth'.