Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

First Advisor

Raluca Cozma

Abstract

How does foreign news quality vary across different mediums in the United States? Using the Syrian crisis as a case study, this content analysis study found that while there are many similarities between print and television coverage of the event there were also key differences. When looking at quality differences in foreign news reporting between the two mediums, newspapers display more of the hallmarks of quality journalism. Newspapers were more likely to present hard news framed thematically. They also have a higher number of total sources and are more likely to use responsibility and conflict frames. Newspapers were also more likely to seek out sources other than the expected officials. These results add further evidence to the notion that newspapers, especially the elite publications, engage in more serious, fact-based reporting than television outlets when it comes to foreign news events.

Copyright Owner

Tara Pardue Lackey

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

89 pages

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