• Project Title: Evaluating Stereotypes of North Korea in the Media

  • BASIS Advisor: Dr. Brown

  • Internship Location: BASIS Independent Fremont

  • Onsite Mentor: Dr. Ashley Leyba

Recently, the media has become much more polarized, feeding sensational images to the public. This subsequently increases the trend of echo chambers, where people interact with media they agree with to reaffirm their own view and strengthen their convictions. This is especially prevalent in media about North Korea, where stereotypes cloud reporting and can create inaccuracies. Although past research has shown that these stereotypes exist, there is very little scholarship surrounding what the impact of these stereotypes is. Thus, my paper attempts to understand the stereotypes present in American media reporting on North Korea and their impact on people's perceptions.