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dc.contributor.advisorWanta, Wayneeng
dc.contributor.authorGill, Elizabeth, 1975-eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.coverage.temporal1981-2001eng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.date.submitted2005 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (July 10, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2005.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description.abstractThe late 1990's represented a time of unprecedented economic growth. However, the economic bubble ultimately burst and the nation entered into a recession. Following the crash, there was speculation that the media were responsible irresponsible in their treatment of economic news and helped to inflate the economic bubble during the late 1990's. This research was conducted with the intent of measuring the hypothesis that positive news about the economy outpaced negative news, even once the economy was in a decline. A content analysis was employed to identify any change in tone as the economy began its downslide. Overall, 259 stories were collected from the NBC Nightly News and Associated Press and evaluated based on their reference to the economy. None of the measures of the hypothesis suggest that positive news about the economy outpaced negative news even once the economy was declining. The content analysis showed that the NBC Nightly News and the Associated Press were responsible in their treatment of economic news during the October 2000 through January 2001 timeframe.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb55861842eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4257
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2005 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshJournalism, Commercialeng
dc.subject.lcshTelevision broadcasting of news -- Objectivityeng
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Economic conditionseng
dc.titleMedia coverage of the new economyeng
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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