Date of Award
Master of Arts
The following research study explores the theory of framing as applied to the examination of broadcast media coverage following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and leading up to the invasion of Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. This thesis provides an understanding of the role three American television networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS, played in informing their audiences of the history behind the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship. Evening news programs from each network were reviewed and coded starting on September 11, 2001, through October 7, 2001, to determine the different frames that were used. This data was compared with public opinion polls conducted by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press during the same timeframe to examine if whether or not any correlation between reporting and public opinion could be made.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Maynard, Bobbie Faye, "Doomed to Repeat It: Afghanistan, Media Framing, and the Loss of Historical Context" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1226.