MARGINALITY AND SELECTIVE REPORTING: ETHNIC AND GENDER ISSUES IN THE PRESS.

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Title:
MARGINALITY AND SELECTIVE REPORTING: ETHNIC AND GENDER ISSUES IN THE PRESS.
Author:
WARNER, JUDITH ANN.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A preliminary theoretical framework for analyzing the role of the press in the public process of defining important social issues and labeling of politically marginal minorities is developed. This theory employs the concept of newsworthiness and stresses the effect of the social organization of news work as a factor in press gatekeeping and agenda setting. It is the object of our research to demonstrate that the "objective" perspective of the news media is, in actuality, a biased one which is imbalanced and slanted towards representation of dominant group interests. Two cases, illegal Mexican immigration, and the 1984 Ferraro-Bush campaign, are analyzed to determine how reporting practices result in imbalanced coverage. Our empirical analyses of news content on these issues will show that a favorable rate of access to the press for dominant group, rather than minority group representatives exists. As a result, news coverage of undocumented Mexican workers and the 1984 woman vice-presidential candidate was imbalanced.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Minorities -- Press coverage -- United States.; Women in mass media -- United States.; Mexican Americans and mass media.; Women -- Political activity -- United States.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Sociology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMARGINALITY AND SELECTIVE REPORTING: ETHNIC AND GENDER ISSUES IN THE PRESS.en_US
dc.creatorWARNER, JUDITH ANN.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWARNER, JUDITH ANN.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA preliminary theoretical framework for analyzing the role of the press in the public process of defining important social issues and labeling of politically marginal minorities is developed. This theory employs the concept of newsworthiness and stresses the effect of the social organization of news work as a factor in press gatekeeping and agenda setting. It is the object of our research to demonstrate that the "objective" perspective of the news media is, in actuality, a biased one which is imbalanced and slanted towards representation of dominant group interests. Two cases, illegal Mexican immigration, and the 1984 Ferraro-Bush campaign, are analyzed to determine how reporting practices result in imbalanced coverage. Our empirical analyses of news content on these issues will show that a favorable rate of access to the press for dominant group, rather than minority group representatives exists. As a result, news coverage of undocumented Mexican workers and the 1984 woman vice-presidential candidate was imbalanced.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMinorities -- Press coverage -- United States.en_US
dc.subjectWomen in mass media -- United States.en_US
dc.subjectMexican Americans and mass media.en_US
dc.subjectWomen -- Political activity -- United States.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFernandez, Celestinoen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMacCorquodale, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYoshino, I. Rodgeren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHenderson, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchlegal, Aliceen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8727941en_US
dc.identifier.oclc698761997en_US
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