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Riot Bias: A Textual Analysis of Pussy Riot's Coverage in Russian and American Media
by Williams, Kari, M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, 84; 1572537
Abstract (Summary)

This study investigates how American and Russian media portrayed Russian punk band Pussy Riot's 2012 protest act in a Moscow cathedral, the trial and sentencing and subsequent newsworthy events. By conducting a textual analysis of coverage from Russia's Pravda and the United States' The New York Times relating to the band's actions – beginning with this particular protest act (February 2012) and ending with the protest at the Sochi Olympics (February 2014)– this study shows how each country's media portrayed the band. The results are then analyzed through the context of framing theory.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mishra, Suman
Commitee: Hicks, Gary, Ibroscheva, Elza
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Mass Communication
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Journalism, Rhetoric, Mass communications
Keywords: Framing theory, Pravda, Pussy riot, Textual analysis, The new york times
Publication Number: 1572537
ISBN: 978-1-321-46988-2
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