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One thousand days of propaganda

Fincham, Kelly (2007) One thousand days of propaganda. Master of Arts thesis, Dublin City University.

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Abstract

THE purpose of this study is to examine the "War on Terror" journalism of The New York Times and The Irish Times. These are the respective "papers of record" of the United States and Ireland. The findings are based on an analysis of 1,000 front pages and editorials in The New York Times that refer to the events of September 11, 2001 and the ensuing "War on Terror" The period studied is from September 12, 2001 to November 28, 2004. The study compares this data with coverage in The Irish Times over the same period to see how it has interpreted the same events. The methodologies used are quantitative and qualitative analysis and Herman and Chomsky's "Propaganda Model". Every headline, photograph, caption, blurb and editorial fiom the period is examined to provide empirical data. The results conclude that even since its admission in May, 2004, that reporting in a number of stories leading up to the attack on Iraq "was not as rigorous as it should have been", The New York Times, partly because of deeply embedded factors, continues to facilitate some of the most questionable aims of the US administration. The dissertation is also presented as a website to allow for wider dissemination.

Item Type:Thesis (Master of Arts)
Date of Award:2007
Refereed:No
Supervisor(s):Holt, Eddie
Uncontrolled Keywords:propoganda model; media coverage; "War on terror"
Subjects:Social Sciences > Journalism
Social Sciences > Terrorism
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Communications
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16983
Deposited On:11 May 2012 11:25 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 11 May 2012 11:25

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