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dc.contributor.advisorLo, Clarence Y. H.eng
dc.contributor.authorSteiner, Brent M.eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Falleng
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 May 11, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Clarence Y. H. Lo.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology.eng
dc.description.abstractTerrorism has become a significant media event. Research has shown the consumption of media focused on terrorism leads to higher levels of fear. This comparative content analysis of three U.S. papers (The New York Times, The New York Post, USA Today) and three British papers (Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, the Sun) focuses on the usage symbols, claims making, security measures, and techniques of investigation to articulate the difference of fear producing symbols within select print media of each respective country. The focus is derived from an August 10, 2006 terrorist attack that was thwarted by British intelligence agencies. By collecting articles from each newspaper for the subsequent week after the event I was able to construct a sample of coverage. Using theories of the discourse of fear and the politics of fear this paper focuses on the amount of symbols used in the coverage. The analyses concludes that American print media contains more symbols that potentially produce fear, than the British print media.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb67517766eng
dc.identifier.oclc320778795eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4945
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4945eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshNew York timeseng
dc.subject.lcshNew York posteng
dc.subject.lcshUSA today (Arlington, Va.)eng
dc.subject.lcshDaily telegraph (London, England)eng
dc.subject.lcshGuardian (Manchester, England)eng
dc.subject.lcshSun (London, England : 1964)eng
dc.subject.lcshTerrorism and mass mediaeng
dc.subject.lcshFeareng
dc.subject.lcshSigns and symbolseng
dc.titleFear in the media: a comparative analysis of U. S. and British news media coverage of a terrorist threateng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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