Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1267

Date

2014

Date of Award

11-20-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Journalism

Committee Chair

Matthew Haught

Committee Member

Erin Nicole Willis

Committee Member

Ashley Furrow

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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