The media and Hillary Rodham Clinton: Similarities and differences in 1993 coverage
AuthorDeCamp, Mary Helen, 1957-
AdvisorKenski, Henry C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractMedia choose words and pictures to tell stories. Opinion formation is influenced when audiences do not have direct personal involvement, if the source is credible, and where the information conforms to preconceived stereotypes--conditions present when news focuses on First Ladies. This seminal work evaluates similarities and differences in media portrayals of a new type of First Lady. Data from 1993 news are collected from nine mass media sources (three television, three newspapers, and three magazines) to analyze the content of stories, the number of stories, placement of stories, portrayals of Hillary; Clinton's role, whether balanced sources are cited, if bias is evident, what type of framing is used, how many reporters contribute to coverage, presence of visuals, and congruity of elements.
Degree ProgramGraduate College