Communication Professor Tom Hollihan gave a speech on U.S. media coverage of Chinese-Japanese relations at a University of California San Diego conference earlier this month.
Sponsored by UCSD's 21st Century China Program and the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China, the “China-Japan Relations and Role of the U.S.” conference brought together global experts to analyze the implications of the deteriorating relations between the two Asian powers.
Hollihan presented research on how American media covered the Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute between 2011 and 2013. Generally, Hollihan's findings showed that U.S. coverage was skewed to sympathize with Japan and characterize China as an aggressor.
Read more from Hollihan here.