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Broadcast Media Sourcing

Title: Broadcast Media Sourcing: A Case Study of the 2010 Health Care Debate.
Name(s): Frady, Beth Walker, author
Proffitt, Jennifer, professor directing thesis
Houck, Davis, committee member
Castillo, Jeanette, committee member
School of Communication, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine the theories of media sourcing as well as content and media diversity as it relates to the public interest through a political economic lens. Over the years, the fact that the media is where everyday citizens turn to get their news has been realized. What is less commonly discussed is where media outlets turn to get their information to produce the news of the day. It has been hypothesized by scholars who study political economy of media that outlets only relay what is in the interest of the government and business elite; therefore, these ideas will be tested. Furthermore, using the 2010 health care debate as a case study, this thesis measures who gets to speak in news stories aired on broadcast, cable, and public outlets as well as the context of what they are saying during pertinent times in the debate.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4837 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the College of Communication in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: August 3, 2011.
Keywords: Affordable Care Act, Health Care reform, Media sourcing, Political Economy of Media, Politics
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jennifer Proffitt, Professor Directing Thesis; Davis Houck, Committee Member; Jeanette Castillo, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Communication
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