A framing analysis of breast cancer and heart health coverage in women's magazines from 2001-2004

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dc.contributor.advisor McDonald, Becky A.
dc.contributor.author Clark, David A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:35:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:35:23Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193824
dc.description.abstract Magazines are a popular source that women use to receive womens’ health issues. Breast cancer and heart disease are common health issues that are covered in womens’ magazines. But, do magazines cover breast cancer and heart disease accurately compared to the health risks associated to women? A qualitative framing analysis is used in this study to examine health coverage in popular womens’ magazines. This research examined the relationships between coverage of two key health issues, offering researchers and media professionals a better understanding of the overall message. The research revealed breast cancer and heart disease receive similar coverage, despite the fact that a woman is far more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer. There is a disparity between the health impact of heart disease and breast cancer and the coverage each receives.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent iii, 42 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Breast -- Cancer -- Press coverage -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heart -- Diseases -- Press coverage -- United States.
dc.title A framing analysis of breast cancer and heart health coverage in women's magazines from 2001-2004 en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1483537 en_US

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