Coverage in crisis: an analysis of media framing during the October Crisis
LE3 .A278 2022
Bachelor of Arts
Using a methodology derived from contemporary techniques of framing analysis, this thesis investigates the following research questions: first, did French and English newspapers use different methods of framing in their coverage of the October Crisis?; second, can differences in framing strategies be better understood through the lens of geographic location?; and third, how do varying ownership types factor into the differences in methods of framing that were used? The hypothesis that French and English newspapers will differ in their coverage of the Crisis underpins these questions. The results of this project are consequently threefold in nature: first, it finds that there are significant differences in coverage between French and English newspapers; second, it finds that geographic location is a significant explanatory factor that should be considered alongside language; and third, this project concludes that, while ownership is a factor of interest and potential significance, the limitations on this thesis prevent it from being rigorously assessed.
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