An Analysis of Traditional News Media Coverage of anti-Asian Racism in 2020

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In this project, we explore the coverage of the rise in violence against Asian Americans. In particular, we aim to investigate the realm of news media coverage on issues related to anti-Asian racism and responses during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. We build our analysis on data collected by the Virulent Hate project on incidents of racism and response involving Asian Americans, based on articles published by traditional news media sources. In addition, we have performed other related work such as interviews, including with one of the founders of the Stop AAPI Hate movement, Dr. Russell Jeung. Altogether, we hope this work can contribute to the understanding of anti-Asian racism and responses, and in particular the media coverage regarding these issues.


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Date created June 23, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Publication date October 24, 2022; October 22, 2022


Author Hegde, Poojit
Contributor Quintero, Jocelyn


Subject Racism in mass media
Subject Asian Americans
Subject Mass media > Political aspects
Subject Mass media > Social aspects
Subject Racism
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Genre Report

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Hegde, P. and Quintero, J. (2022). An Analysis of Traditional News Media Coverage of anti-Asian Racism in 2020. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at


Stanford University, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Community-Engaged Summer Fellowship

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