Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Communication

First Advisor

Lee Shaker

Subjects

Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Press coverage, Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Public opinion, Women politicians -- Press coverage, Women politicians -- Public opinion

DOI

10.15760/honors.258

Abstract

This study analyzed New York Times coverage in January 2008 and January 2016 of Hillary Clinton. Coverage of Hillary during these two months was compared based on the number of times the categories family and appearance were mentioned. In four of the sub-categories, the results show that fewer stories mentioned aspects of Hillary’s family and appearance in 2016 than in 2008. These findings support the hypotheses and indicate a change in the way media is discussing female politicians, along with the country’s support of them.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Communication Studies

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18066

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