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COMPARING MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE GULF OIL SPILL IN THE US AND UK: IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL CRISIS COMMUNICATION

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
The following research is a content analysis of 114 articles written by the American and British news media outlets in the first month following the BP Gulf oil spill in April 2010. The goal of the research was to identify any dominant frames evident in the reports and to compare the two countries to see if there was a difference in the dominant frames used. Positive, negative, and neutral tones were also evaluated to determine if there was a difference between the countries. The results show that both countries reports predominantly used an ecology and action frame, while British media outlets also used an economic frame. Both countries reported with primarily a negative and neutral tone. The implications of these findings for crisis communication managers are discussed.
Title: COMPARING MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE GULF OIL SPILL IN THE US AND UK: IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL CRISIS COMMUNICATION.
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Name(s): Crytzer, Sarah, Author
Coombs, Timothy, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The following research is a content analysis of 114 articles written by the American and British news media outlets in the first month following the BP Gulf oil spill in April 2010. The goal of the research was to identify any dominant frames evident in the reports and to compare the two countries to see if there was a difference in the dominant frames used. Positive, negative, and neutral tones were also evaluated to determine if there was a difference between the countries. The results show that both countries reports predominantly used an ecology and action frame, while British media outlets also used an economic frame. Both countries reported with primarily a negative and neutral tone. The implications of these findings for crisis communication managers are discussed.
Identifier: CFE0003890 (IID), ucf:48743 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Nicholson School of Communication
Masters
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Subject(s): media
framing
crisis communication
agenda setting
framing theory
tone
crisis
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003890
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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