Lifestyle, economy, and coverage: a companion between four daily newspapers before, during and after the economic collapse

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Lifestyle, economy, and coverage: a companion between four daily newspapers before, during and after the economic collapse

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dc.contributor.advisor Perry, Earnest L. (Earnest Lee), 1964- en_US
dc.contributor.author Raymond, Rose, 1982- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-09T17:56:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-09T17:56:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other RaymondR-121109-T1201 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5336
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 30, 2009). en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Earnest Perry. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism. en_US
dc.description.abstract In September of 2008, the U.S. financial system teetered on the brink of collapse. The aftermath brought steady waves of layoffs and bankruptcies. As the impact of the economic collapse crept into every area of life, did it also bleed into lifestyle sections of newspapers? This study looked at how and why economic coverage edged into lifestyle sections of four daily newspapers during and after the economic collapse. In depth interviews with eight lifestyle reporters and editors revealed both differences and similarities among the newspapers. A cursory examination of two constructed weeks of lifestyle sections from each newspaper provided additional guidance. The findings show that economic coverage often crept into the lifestyle section in the form of consumer reporting, news stories about the impact of the economy on the arts, trend stories that sought to explore uncovered aspects of the economic climate and features that humanized concepts such as bankruptcy. Many editors and reporters thought it was important to document how the economy was changing real peoples' lives, and also felt it was crucial to provide information that would help readers, such as consumer reports. en_US
dc.format.extent iv, 163 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Financial crises -- Press coverage en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States -- Economic conditions en_US
dc.title Lifestyle, economy, and coverage: a companion between four daily newspapers before, during and after the economic collapse en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Journalism 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.oclc 495477432 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theses


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