- 龍谷大学国際社会文化研究所紀要 (ISSN:18800807)
- vol.14, pp.105-126, 2012-06-30
Mass Media gather public administrative information through press clubs. This research aims to show the reality of the press club system by comparing press released information from Yokohama City Hall with actually reported contents of seven newspapers. The major analysis results include the followings : (1)Out of 192 "Kisha-Happyo," press releases, 49 were covered in articles. None of the rest, nearly three quarters, were reported. (2)The seven papers shared "Cat Copy Reporting" tendency. "Cat Copy Reporting" or "Yokonarabi Reporting" refers to the way that media report news following one another. (3)Not a few "Dokuji-Dane," exclusive reports, existed. The research brought out the mass media's attitude that they write exclusive reports which they believe are necessary while making efficient use of the press club system.