The Resource Fear in the media : a comparative analysis of U. S. and British news media coverage of a terrorist threat, by Brent M. Steiner, (electronic resource)

Fear in the media : a comparative analysis of U. S. and British news media coverage of a terrorist threat, by Brent M. Steiner, (electronic resource)

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Fear in the media : a comparative analysis of U. S. and British news media coverage of a terrorist threat
Title
Fear in the media
Title remainder
a comparative analysis of U. S. and British news media coverage of a terrorist threat
Statement of responsibility
by Brent M. Steiner
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Terrorism has become a significant media event. Research has shown the consumption of media focused on terrorism leads to higher levels of fear. This comparative content analysis of three U.S. papers (The New York Times, The New York Post, USA Today) and three British papers (Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Sun) focuses on the usage symbols, claims making, security measures, and techniques of investigation to articulate the difference of fear producing symbols within select print media of each respective country. The focus is derived from an August 10, 2006 terrorist attack that was thwarted by British intelligence agencies. By collecting articles from each newspaper for the subsequent week after the event I was able to construct a sample of coverage. Using theories of the discourse of fear and the politics of fear this paper focuses on the amount of symbols used in the coverage. The analyses concludes that American print media contains more symbols that potentially produce fear, than the British print media
Cataloging source
MUU
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Steiner, Brent M
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Lo, Clarence Y. H.
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  • Terrorism and mass media
  • Fear
  • Signs and symbols
Target audience
specialized
Label
Fear in the media : a comparative analysis of U. S. and British news media coverage of a terrorist threat, by Brent M. Steiner, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on May 11, 2009)
  • Thesis advisor: Clarence Y. H. Lo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
320778795
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)320778795
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Fear in the media : a comparative analysis of U. S. and British news media coverage of a terrorist threat, by Brent M. Steiner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on May 11, 2009)
  • Thesis advisor: Clarence Y. H. Lo
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
320778795
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)320778795
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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