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A qualitative analysis of sensationalism in media [electronic resource] /

by Frye, William B.

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A Qualitative Analysis of Sensationalism in Media William B. Frye Sensationalism is a much discussed and examined topic in journalism. This study examines many aspects of sensationalism from its variety of different definitions to its possible effects on the media audience. It briefly touches upon its history and how it has evolved as a concept in the media. Sensationalism was examined and quantified through a research methodology that inspected three different media markets. This research is an attempt to explore new areas of sensationalism that will need to be studied. The study shows which markets have more sensational content than others; demonstrating the use of sensationalism among different newspapers with varying circulation numbers throughout the United States.
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School:West Virginia University

School Location:USA - West Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:sensationalism in journalism

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