Media play an integral role in forming, the publics' perception on matters of all dimension, varying from the small, entertainment tidbits to the wide-ranging world affairs. This research examines how the news publication, the New York Times, framed the keywords Muslim and Islam before and after the 9/11 attacks. Qualitative and quantitative content analyses were used to evaluate articles published 30-days before and after 9/11/2001. Pre-9/11 data set included analysis of 40 articles for the keyword Islam and 47 articles for the keyword Muslim. Post-9/11 data set included analysis of 139 articles for the keyword Islam and 160 articles for the keyword Muslim.
Results for the pre-9/11 articles indicated that a framework emphasizing the Israeli and Palestinian conflict in Jerusalem dominated both Islam and Muslim data sets, Post-9/11 data sets showed disparate frameworks for the Islam and Muslim articles. Islam was most frequently employed in the context of violence, whereas Muslim was most often applied using a reconciliatory and patriotic frame.
|School:||University of Houston|
|School Location:||United States -- Texas|
|Source:||MAI 45/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Journalism, Mass media|
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