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dc.contributor.advisorGrimes, Tomen_US
dc.contributor.authorHatt, George ( )
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-14T21:42:50Z
dc.date.available2011-06-14T21:42:50Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-14en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2507
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines media bias in the New York Times and the Washington Times by presenting the results a content analysis of the two newspapers' coverage of the first year of the Tea Party movement. The researcher establishes that the New York Times has a liberal editorial bent and that the Washington Times takes a conservative stance on its editorial page; the stories were counted and categorized by the researcher and two coders determined whether each piece was favorable, unfavorable or neutral toward the Tea Party, which is considered a conservative movement in this thesis. The tone of the editorials in each newspaper aligned with expectation, and the news coverage was comparable. However, a significant disparity was found in the sheer volume of stories. The findings are examined through the lens of selective exposure hypothesis, and implications to the fields of mass communication research and the professional realm are discussed.en_US
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dc.format.extent57 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectTea Partyen_US
dc.subjectContent analysisen_US
dc.subjectNewspaperen_US
dc.subjectMedia coverageen_US
dc.titleDivergent Coverage of the Early Tea Party Movement in the Washington Times and the New York Timesen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRoyal, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPrice, Boben_US
thesis.degree.departmentJournalism and Mass Communication
thesis.degree.disciplineMass Communication
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentJournalism and Mass Communication


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