The Submissive, the Calculated, and the American Dream: Coverage of Asian American Political Candidates in the 1990s

$51.63 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


This study analyzes the news coverage of 3 election campaigns of the 1990s in which Asian American candidates were involved. The campaign stories from the LA Times, Seattle Times , and Oregonian were selected in the sample. Our investigation centered on fairness of the coverage and depiction of the candidates. Findings indicate that overall the coverage of the Asian American candidates, compared with their European American counterparts, is fair and balanced. However, the ethnic background of the Asian American candidates is more likely than their opponents to appear in the stories. Many stereotypical attributes about the Asian American candidates also exist in the stories examined.

Keywords: Asian American; campaign coverage; fairness; stereotype

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 2: Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

Publication date: July 1, 2005

More about this publication?
Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more