[-] Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorMason, Debra L.eng
dc.contributor.authorKotraba, Kellieeng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 13, 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 2012.eng
dc.description"May 2012"eng
dc.description.abstractWith a downsizing of newspaper staff and an upswing in Internet use, the religion beat has had to adapt, much like the rest of journalism. In some cases, the religion beat has been cut. But some publications maintain the beat in new ways. This qualitative study explores how three community news websites -- the Houston Chronicle, the Salt Lake Tribune and Faith in Memphis from the Commercial Appeal -- frame religion. Using textual analysis and interviews, the researcher sought to determine the relevance of previous frames, identify new frames and describe models for religion coverage. Mark Silk's 1995 Unsecular Media acted as a guide; Silk identified seven frames for journalism stories, each one informed by values that underlie American life. This study found that though some of Silk's frames are still present, new frames have, indeed, emerged. This study found a large dependence on community content -- a community-driven reporting model within the religion beat. Ultimately, this study fills a gap in research by documenting the way religion is framed online at the community level. It also expands knowledge of the way religion news is framed in the community context. Prior to this, no study has been conducted of online religion coverage at the community level.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 120 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15274
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2012 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Theseseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectreligion newseng
dc.subjectcommunity newseng
dc.subjectjournalism frameseng
dc.subjectcommunity-driven reportingeng
dc.titleReshaping the "God beat" : how three community news websites frame religioneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


Files in this item

[PDF]
[PDF]
[PDF]

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

[-] Show simple item record