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dc.contributor.advisorRelly, Jeannine
dc.contributor.authorCabrera-Peterson, Zeina Atalig*
dc.creatorCabrera-Peterson, Zeina Atalig
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-10T00:36:44Z
dc.date.available2019-01-10T00:36:44Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/631484
dc.description.abstractAfrican American women have been the leading force in political campaigns long before they had the right to vote and hold office. Today, roughly 5% of African American woman hold political positions (CAWP, 2018). However, despite their political participation, there are few studies that examine representation of Black female political candidates in news media. This study employed a content analysis of news reports and three Black female candidates' Twitter campaign accounts to examine how news media represented these three, first-time candidates and to analyze how these candidates represented themselves on Twitter. Based on the overall analysis of a census of newspaper articles and Twitter candidate accounts, the study found that race and gender was not a leading area of news coverage or self-representation in tweets. The research found that these candidates were mostly identified by their former occupations and were not questioned because of who they are, but because of what they do. These findings are significant because it challenges and reshapes gender and race identities.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction, presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
dc.subjectAfrican American
dc.subjectBlack Female Candidates
dc.subjectJournalism
dc.subjectNews Media
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectRepresentation
dc.titlePoliticking While Black: News and Social Media Representations of Three Black Female Political Candidates Running for the House of Representatives in the 2018 Midterm Election
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dc.typeElectronic Thesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.levelmasters
dc.contributor.committeememberLumsden, Linda
dc.contributor.committeememberHenry, Kevin
dc.contributor.committeememberCarter, Bryan
dc.description.releaseRelease after 12/21/2019
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate College
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism
thesis.degree.nameM.A.


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