This paper is a case study of the Soma mining disaster that took place on May 13, 2014. The disaster ultimately resulted in the deaths of 301 miners. To better understand how this incident was portrayed in newspaper coverage, a textual analysis of frames was conducted. In order to garner the broadest possible scope regarding the depiction of this disaster, newspapers with varying political and religious affiliations were examined. These frames were analyzed to identify elements of classical propaganda in news organizations regardless of political or religious affiliation.
Coverage from four daily newspapers (Yeni Şafak, Sabah, Cumhuriyet, and Everensel) was analyzed for frames that emphasize nationalism, Islamism, or worker-employer relations. The study found that the most commonly used elements of classical propaganda were: emotional appeals and flag waiving—or the invocation of nationally held symbols to motivate action or thought the audience would not have done on their own volition.
|Advisor:||Hicks, Gary R.|
|Commitee:||Baasanjav, Undrah, Poepsel, Mark|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Journalism, Middle Eastern Studies, Labor relations|
|Keywords:||Soma mine disaster, Turkey|
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