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Modern Family And Family Guy: Representation And Relevancy Among Twitter Fans, James Carviou May 2017

Modern Family And Family Guy: Representation And Relevancy Among Twitter Fans, James Carviou

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From a critical perspective, this study interrogates issues of representation and relevance among Twitter fans. Sitcoms are a satirical reflection of everyday life. Studying audience response on Twitter can offer insight into the connection between a television show as a text and its responding fans. There has been a variation in engagement when it comes to television viewership. Some viewers are no longer passively watching their favorite shows. They are engaged on social media offering comments and questioning what they see and hear. This comes at a time when television has evolved with a renaissance of programming and technology, but ...


Mediated Constructions And Lived Experiences Of Place: An Analysis Of News, Sourcing, And Mapping, Robert Edward Gutsche Jr. Dec 2012

Mediated Constructions And Lived Experiences Of Place: An Analysis Of News, Sourcing, And Mapping, Robert Edward Gutsche Jr.

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This dissertation advances previous research on the journalistic interpretive community by placing news at the center of a community's construction of place. By focusing on the construction of Iowa City, Iowa's "Southeast Side" - neighborhoods home to predominantly newly arrived black residents from Chicago and other urban areas - this study identifies dominant news characterizations of the Southeast Side that mark the place as a "ghetto" or "inner city."

Beyond providing information about community issues and social conditions from southeastern neighborhoods, the term Southeast Side performed a singular ideological purpose: to identify and maintain dominant community values throughout the rest ...


Immigrant Family, National Borders: Mainstream And Diasporic News Media, Audiences, And The Oklahoma Taxpayer And Citizen Protection Act, Maryann Elizabeth Martin Jul 2010

Immigrant Family, National Borders: Mainstream And Diasporic News Media, Audiences, And The Oklahoma Taxpayer And Citizen Protection Act, Maryann Elizabeth Martin

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This study examined the role mass media play in animating the relationship between globalization and the nation-state. This study interrogated this relationship using a multi-method approach that analyzed news coverage, the general "media climate" in Oklahoma, and audience responses to the media climate regarding the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, a comprehensive immigration reform bill passed into law in 2007.

The key goals of this study were to examine the ways in which news media in Oklahoma cover the issue of immigration, particularly as it relates to the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, in order to garner a ...


On The Block: Race, Gender, And Power In The Nfl Draft, Thomas Patrick Oates Jan 2004

On The Block: Race, Gender, And Power In The Nfl Draft, Thomas Patrick Oates

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This dissertation takes a feminist approach to gender and race construction in the National Football League (NFL) draft (an annual meeting where teams select contract rights to the best amateur players), which has recently spawned a proliferation of media coverage. The analysis considers the political/economic conditions and the journalistic practices that have helped shape the mediated NFL draft, together with a critical analysis of the draft texts produced by, and related to, ESPN between 2000 and 2002. The texts considered include ESPN's televised coverage of the draft, the content contained on ESPN.com's special NFL draft section ...