Document Type

Synthesis Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Communication

Major

Professional Communication

First Advisor

Steven Alan Carr

Committee Members

Assem Nasr, Wei Luo

Date of Award

Spring 2018

Abstract

This study looks at how the Wall Street Journal framed the conflict in Southern Sudan that has resulted in over 300,000 deaths, and close to 4 million people being displaced within just one year of fighting. Goffman’s frame analysis was used in analyzing the newspaper articles in order to better understand the western perspective utilized by a mainstream media in covering the conflict.

Keywords

newspaper, journalism, Sudan, genocide, Goffman, frame

Disciplines

Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | International and Intercultural Communication | Journalism Studies | Mass Communication | Social Influence and Political Communication

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