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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Charleseng
dc.contributor.authorSparks, Josepheng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Summereng
dc.descriptionProfessional project report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Journalism from the School of Journalism, University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.description.abstractThis project analyzed how newspapers responded to the "death panel" claim made by Sarah Palin in the debate that led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. I examined a period of one week starting the day after Palin made her claim. I performed a Lexis-Nexis search on the term "death panel." A content analysis was performed to determine whether reporters addressed the veracity of the claim. While reporters correctly stated that the claim was false nearly 70 percent of the time, the claim remained in the public debate until the Affordable Care Act was passed. This showed that misinformation is difficult to remove from the public debate, and more research is required to find the best methods to refute misinformation.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographic references.eng
dc.format.extent4 fileseng
dc.identifier.merlinb106956814eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/41096
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. School of Journalism. Journalism masters projectseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectAffordable Care Act, death panels, deception, misinformation, public relations, Sarah Palin, truthfulnesseng
dc.subject.FASTCommon fallacieseng
dc.subject.FASTHealth care reformeng
dc.subject.lcshJournalism -- Study and teaching (Internship)eng
dc.titleAnalysis of Response to the "Death Panels? Claim in the Debate on Health Care Reform That Led to the Passage of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Acteng
dc.typeProjecteng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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