Title page for ETD etd-05132009-150731


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sotirova, Nadezhda Mihaylova
Author's Email Address nmsotir@vt.edu
URN etd-05132009-150731
Title News Corp Translated: Framing the United States in Bulgaria
Degree Master of Arts
Department Communication Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Magee, Robert G. Committee Chair
Chen, Yi-Chun Yvonnes Committee Member
Waggenspack, Beth M. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Framing
  • Media bias
  • ownership bias
  • Gate keeping
Date of Defense 2009-05-04
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This study examined framing in two Bulgarian television stations and their web sites. Framing within the web sites’ news coverage of the United States was examined during the one-month period immediately following the 2008 United States presidential election. The news articles gathered from the two web sites were examined for amount of coverage, frame presence and valence, as well as hyperlinks, in order to offer insight into the fields of gatekeeping, framing, and corporate ownership bias. Suggestions of bias were found in terms of the overall tone of the articles but not in the amount of coverage. There was a significant difference between the two web sites in the tone of coverage concerning individuals and events.
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