Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication Studies and University Honors
Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Press coverage, Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Public opinion, Women politicians -- Press coverage, Women politicians -- Public opinion
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.
Paterson, Chandler E., "Future Mrs. President or Simply Bill's Wife? : A Content Analysis of New York Times Coverage of Hillary Clinton in 2008 versus 2016" (2016). University Honors Theses. Paper 264.