Between the Eagle and the Bear: coverage of U.S. - Russian foreign policy disputes in Russian ethnic media in the U.S.

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Between the Eagle and the Bear: coverage of U.S. - Russian foreign policy disputes in Russian ethnic media in the U.S.

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott, Byron T. en
dc.contributor.author Chadova, Elena en_US
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-23T17:15:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-23T17:15:30Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Spring en
dc.identifier.other ChadovaE-031108-T9458 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5752
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 August 25, 2008) en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism. en_US
dc.description.abstract Despite its long history, Russian ethnic press in the United States is an untapped area in media research. This study had two goals: to address this research gap and to shed light on the ethnic and political identity of Russian Americans. News coverage of eight U.S.-Russian foreign policy controversies was examined. By looking at the tone of the coverage, attributes assigned to the two countries and whether or not the conflict between them has been emphasized, this study sought to find out whether Russian ethnic newspapers in the U.S. consistently supported one side more than the other. Most of the coverage was found to be neutral in tone. Attributes assigned to the two countries were somewhat positive, neutral, or somewhat negative, avoiding the extremes. The conflict between the U.S. and Russia was mostly deemphasized. These findings suggest that the Russian ethnic media provide a balanced coverage of both their country of origin and the country of adoption, thereby communicating a hybrid political identity of Russian Americans. Although a small step into the virgin area, this study offers insights into the identity and loyalties of the Russian ethnic community in the U.S. It reveals that multiculturalism is a more viable approach in ethnic media than partisanship. It also shows that ethnic press does not threaten a community's cultural integration, as some scholars feared. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Russian Americans en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Russian newspapers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnic press en_US
dc.title Between the Eagle and the Bear: coverage of U.S. - Russian foreign policy disputes in Russian ethnic media in the U.S. 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.merlin .b64588002 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 244444547 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theses


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