Date of Award
Master of Arts
Erin Nicole Willis
Newspapers have long covered worldwide sporting events. However, their coverage can reflect multiple viewpoints on the events. Using a content analysis of photography and design elements, this study considers the nationalist and global coverage frames used by newspapers worldwide for the 2014 Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup. It found that newspapers use different visual tools to cover the sporting events, with photographs being the most prominent. Countries also tended to cover the events through a national perspective. Only Brazilian newspapers in the coverage of the FIFA World Cup provided extensive non-national coverage of the events. This study advances the understanding of newspapers as a means of building national identity, as sports and coverage of sports help to show pride in one's nation.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Morris, David LaMar II, "Visual Framing of Global Sporting Events in World Newspapers: Comparing the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1065.