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dc.contributor.advisorMason, Debra L.eng
dc.contributor.authorReneau, Kevin T.eng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 7, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Debra Masoneng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description"December 2011"eng
dc.description.abstractThe Catholic Church is portrayed by the media in many different ways. Identifying these portrayals, help discover audience perceptions of the Catholic Church in the United States. Guided by the communication theories of social construction of reality and framing, this study explores the question: What are the media frames used to portray the Catholic Church in The New York Times? This mixed qualitative methods research study narrows the focus and examines The New York Times coverage of the Catholic Church from October 2006 to October 2011. Through a qualitative content analysis of 55 articles, this research revealed three frames portraying the Catholic Church: The Catholic Church is divided, the Catholic Church suffers a loss of membership and the Catholic Church is irrelevant. This research provides a foundation for further research studying the possible salience transfer of the frames presented to various audiences about the Catholic Church. It is also important for the Catholic Church media relations, as well as for the relationship between the church and its members.eng
dc.format.extentv, 44 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14565
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2011 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2011 Theseseng
dc.subjectcontent analysiseng
dc.subjectreligion newseng
dc.subjectmedia relationseng
dc.subjectaudience perceptioneng
dc.titleFraming the Catholic Church: the New York Times coverage of the Catholic Church 2006-2011eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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