Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

First Advisor

Eric Abbott

Second Advisor

Dennis Chamberlin

Third Advisor

Xiaoyuan Liu

Abstract

This thesis examined ways in which eight Chinese leaders' state visits to the United States have been portrayed in terms of coverage and news framing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and Newsweek. This study included content analysis of both text and photos. It was expected that the content would match the underlying political and economic situations. However, results show coverage does not always fit into economic and political categories. Exceptions occurred when unexpected incidents took place such as protests in the Tiananmen Square Incident. Generally, text coverage was balanced, with positive and negative items in most stories. Photos tended to be more positive than text as a result of planned news photo opportunities to present the welcoming moments to visiting leaders. The New York Times had the greatest volume of coverage.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16646

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Yao Chang

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1457576

OCLC Number

320773933

ISBN

9780549870418

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

133 pages

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