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Crooked coverage: a study of (de)racialized texts in print media

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dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Victoria L. (Victoria Lee) en
dc.contributor.author Barnard, Stephen R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T19:07:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T19:07:03Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Summer en
dc.identifier.other BarnardS-072507-T8294 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4948
dc.description The 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. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on January 3, 2008) en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Sociology. en_US
dc.description.abstract On top of the intense history of racism in America, recent research has shown the increasing importance of color-blind racism and its impact on our society. While many studies have shown that racism exists in the media, few have been able to explain how media providers institutionalize racism. Thus, while media outlets have been proven to display racist sentiments, few studies have shown how racism is operationalized (and executed) within a given media institution. The goal of this study is to explore the possibility of such practices. By taking a purposive sample of news articles from both the Columbia Daily Tribune and the New York Times, I conduct a content analysis to explore how these two newspapers treat race issues. Do journalistic models (such as the inverted pyramid style of reporting) function as injectors of racial bias? Additionally, what role do indirect racial codes have in coverage of race issues? Answers to these questions will yield important results in explaining whether or not media outlets institutionalize racism (and if so, how). Given the vast amount of research showing the immense effect media can have on public opinion, the understanding of how the media perpetuates racism is imperative to develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary racism. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh New York times en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Columbia daily tribune (Columbia, Mo. : 1904) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Racism -- Press coverage en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Racism in mass media en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Equality -- Press coverage en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social justice -- Press coverage en_US
dc.title Crooked coverage: a study of (de)racialized texts in print media en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b61728287 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 187027531 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses


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