Portland State University. Department of Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication
1 online resource (vii, 94 p.) : coll. ill., 1 col. map
Episodic frame, Solution frame, Structural pluralism, Chemical weapons disposal -- Press coverage -- Oregon -- Umatilla, Journalism -- Objectivity, Journalism -- Political aspects, Mass media and the environment -- Oregon
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.
Robertson, Rogue Elliott, "A comparative case study of newspaper coverage of the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot/Incinerator from 1994 to 1998." (2011). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 315.