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Media narcissism and self-reflexive reporting [electronic resource] : metacommunication in televised news broadcasts and web coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom /

by Williams, Andrew Paul.

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ABSTRACT: This study examined the prevalence of metacommunication in televised news broadcasts and Web coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior scholarship on metacommunication, media narcissism, and self-reflexive reporting has primarily been conducted in analyzing the news coverage of political campaigns, through the content analysis of televised and print media. This study was a quantitative content analysis that explicated the metacommunication concept by applying it to a military conflict and comparing two electronic media channels. Building on the prior established metacommunication frames that examined the extent and type of self-reflexive media coverage and the media's evaluation of the strategy/process of public information efforts, the current study's findings indicated that metacommunication was a prevalent news frame in the coverage of the U.S. war with Iraq in 2003.
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School:University of Florida

School Location:USA - Florida

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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