Coverage of George Bush in three newsmagazines : a content analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor McDonald, Becky A. en_US Stuckert, Donna en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:01Z 2011-06-03T19:36:01Z 1992 en_US 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1992 .S78 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examined all references to George Bush in Time, U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek in the time periods before and after the 1988 Republican National Convention in order to determine if there was a difference in how these newsmagazines portrayed Bush in these time periods. The hypothesis of this study: George Bush was portrayed more positively in the total coverage of these newsmagazines after the convention than he was portrayed prior to the convention.In order to determine this, a coder chose news stories from before and after the convention from the newsmagazines if they dealt primarily with the man George Bush or the campaign in general.All references to Bush were highlighted in the articles along with all statements made by Bush. Then, sources of these sentences with these references were determined and placed into one of three categories: newsmagazine, Bush or "Other." Coders were asked to evaluate the references to Bush as to whether the references placed Bush in a positive light, negative light or did not reflect him positively or negatively, neutral.The findings of this study show there was no apparent difference in the coverage of Bush between the time periods. The hypothesis was not supported. Additionally, the overall coverage of Bush was neutral and the newsmagazines were the source of the largest amount of references.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent 40 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Journalism -- Objectivity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Press and politics -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Content analysis (Communication) en_US
dc.subject.other Bush, George, 1924-2018. en_US
dc.title Coverage of George Bush in three newsmagazines : a content analysis en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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