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dc.contributor.advisorKennedy, George, 1941-eng
dc.contributor.authorFuhlhage, Michaeleng
dc.coverage.spatialKansas -- Garden Cityeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 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 October 25, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
dc.description.abstractAt the heart of this study is the role a newspaper plays in the social construction of reality through its portrayal of Hispanic immigrants, assimilation and acculturation. IBP's construction of the world's largest meatpacking plant in Garden City, Kan., marked a watershed event in the beef industry's shift from union-dominated cities to rural areas in right-to-work states, a phenomenon that continues to gain momentum. This shift involves a heavy reliance on the secondary labor market of immigrant labor, much of it from Mexico. This thesis examines how portrayal of Hispanic immigrants changed in the Garden City Telegram newspaper. The study involves archive research, depth interviews with journalists and sources, and critical discourse analysis in historical context of Telegram articles surrounding watershed events in the history of Latino immigration. The most notable watershed topics are the Telegram's introduction of a Spanish-language weekly, the debate over how city and state should accommodate a growing Spanish-speaking population, the debate over English as the state's official language, the drive to improve English-as-a-second-language and bilingual education, and the passage of school bond issues necessitated by increasing enrollments. Whereas numerous studies cite the framing of Hispanics in the news primarily as criminals, illegal immigrants, and victims of crime, the Telegram consistently portrayed Garden City Hispanics as a population with legitimate concerns and prescriptions for resolving them. The Telegram added to an impoverished lexicon of media frames in other ways for Hispanics. The conclusion draws from the Garden City experience to offer lessons for editors encountering similar demographic change.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb60835953eng
dc.identifier.oclc176894305eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4939
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4939eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshGarden City telegram (Garden City, Kan. : 1953)eng
dc.subject.lcshForeign workers, Mexican -- Press coverageeng
dc.subject.lcshSpanish newspaperseng
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Bilingualeng
dc.titleFrom the margins to the majority: portrayal of hispanic immigrants in the Garden Ciy (Kan.) Telegram, 1980-2000eng
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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