Faculty Publications

Document Type

Report

Abstract

This study, which received no outside funding from any organization, analyzed the complete 2007‐2008 coverage of ACORN by 15 major news media organizations, and the narrative frames of their 647 stories during that period. The news media analyzed include the four the highest circulation national newspapers—USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal—and an analysis of the transcripts of reports from leading broadcast news organizations: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio (NPR), and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS). We also analyzed stories from three local newspapers representing cities in which ACORN has a long‐time presence: the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Minneapolis Star‐Tribune, and Pittsburgh Post‐Gazette.

Department

Department of Communication Studies

Comments

White Paper

Original Publication Date

9-2009

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

2009

Copyright

© 2009 Peter Dreier and Christopher R. Martin

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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