Advisor

Cynthia-Lou Coleman

Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication

Department

Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (vii, 94 p.) : coll. ill., 1 col. map

Subjects

Episodic frame, Solution frame, Structural pluralism, Chemical weapons disposal -- Press coverage -- Oregon -- Umatilla, Journalism -- Objectivity, Journalism -- Political aspects, Mass media and the environment -- Oregon

DOI

10.15760/etd.315

Abstract

The purpose of this case study was to compare the news coverage of The Umatilla chemical weapons by examining newspapers from different communities: The Oregonian and The Hermiston Herald. The author examines solution frames, pluralistic frames, episodic frames, and thematic frames and compares them across two newspapers. The study found the difference was not significant when comparing the use of solution frames between The Hermiston Herald and The Oregonian. In addition, there was not a significant difference in use of pluralistic framing by The Hermiston Herald and The Oregonian. However, there was a significant difference in the sources presented in the newspaper articles. There was also a significant presence of episodic frames compared to thematic frames in both the newspapers under examination.

Description

Portland State University. Dept. of Communication

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/7083

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