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Tuesday, March 31 • 2:05pm - Saturday, March 15 • 2:20pm
Shauna N. Gillooly: A Media Framing Analysis: The Coverage of Rape in Indian and Western News Sources

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The media is an integral segment of public knowledge sources, can wield powerful influence, particularly in the dissemination of political and legislative information. The purpose of this study is outlined below / 1. to acknowledge the essential nature of the media; / 2. to provide awareness that all media information contains subjective judgments to some degree, some of this arises from media framing techniques, or the context and rationale provided by news sources that account and help explain the purpose for the event that is being reported or commented upon. / This investigation analyzes a selection of news sources from within India as well as related western sources (United Kingdom, United States) from December 2012 (starting with the New Delhi rape incident) to February 2014, for the purpose of identifying the media framing techniques that were developed during and after the New Delhi case. This paper also asks how those techniques have contributed to the progressive legislative reform in India; continued pressure that media has been placing on the Indian government in regards to violence against women; and political protections and reforms that have been deemed necessary. /


Tuesday March 31, 2015 2:05pm - Saturday March 15, 2031 2:20pm EDT
Civic Center - Meeting Room C - Ground Floor 505 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301