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Author SepĂșlveda, LucĂ­a, author.
Title Haiti : a narrative analysis of the 2010 Haiti earthquake in the conservative and mainstream media / by Lucia Sepulveda.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  PN4788 .Z95 2012 S47eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vi, 85 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-76).
Summary This study investigated the news coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake in the conservative media and mainstream media from January 12, 2010 to February 26, 2010. Through narrative analysis it was discovered that the conservative and mainstream news outlets created two similar narratives about Haiti. Both narratives were globally alike, but had different subsets, even though it was anticipated they would be completely different. The conservative news coverage revealed that the Washington Times, the National Review, and Reason Magazine created a narrative that depicted Haiti as a threat to the United States. The mainstream news coverage in the Washington Post and Time Magazine created a narrative that focused on sensationalizing the violence in Haiti as well as suggesting that the earthquake could be parlayed into something positive. The results revealed that the conservative media and the mainstream media narratives were both shaped by foreign policy and political government agendas. Furthermore, both media types portrayed Haitians through traditional stereotypical roles -- that of victims of circumstance or violent individuals.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 02, 2012).
Subject Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010 -- Press coverage.
Haitians -- In mass media.
Journalism -- Objectivity.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Journalism.
OCLC number 847539417