Framing ethanol : a content analysis comparing national and regional media coverage of ethanol

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dc.contributor.advisor Supa, Dustin W.
dc.contributor.author Smith, Courtney E. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- n-usc-- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:34:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:34:37Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193703
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of this research study was to compare national and regional newspaper coverage of the issue of ethanol. The methodology used in this study was content analysis. Newspaper articles were the units of analysis. Newspaper articles printed in four national newspapers and four regional newspapers located in the top ethanol producing states in the United States were collected from a LexisNexis Academic database and analyzed. Newspaper articles were analyzed in terms of article source, size, placement in terms of section and page number, headline and author attributes, the number and types of sources included in each story, overall article tone and themes. Results from the content analysis found no significant correlations between national and regional newspapers and the tone, source types and themes of ethanol articles. Data did show differences in other affective attributes attached to the issue of ethanol.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent vii, 73 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alcohol as fuel -- Press coverage -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alcohol as fuel -- Press coverage -- Middle West.
dc.title Framing ethanol : a content analysis comparing national and regional media coverage of ethanol en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1427396 en_US


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