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Understanding Photographic Representation : Method And Meaning In The Interpretation Of Photographs, Gerald John Davey Jul 1992

Understanding Photographic Representation : Method And Meaning In The Interpretation Of Photographs, Gerald John Davey

Theses and Dissertations

The "linguistic turn" in early twentieth-century philosophy established that through language we not only live in a world but create it as well. Language, in this sense, incorporates the entire range of media and cultural artifacts through which we create and share meaning. In contemporary post-industrial societies, photographic images play a central role in communicating and creating the world in which we live. In part, this increasingly visually oriented culture is possible because we tend to equate what we see in photographs with what is real. Photographs, however, bring to light a vision of the world, not the world itself ...


Homeless And Hopeless: Resignation In News Media Constructions Of Homelessness As A Social Problem, Bernadette R. Mcnulty Jan 1992

Homeless And Hopeless: Resignation In News Media Constructions Of Homelessness As A Social Problem, Bernadette R. Mcnulty

Dissertations (ASC)

This dissertation examined news constructions of homelessness as a social problem to identify how news stories communicate notions of what constitutes homelessness; how many and what types of people are homeless; and who can, should or must do something about this social problem. The study entailed a narrative analysis of 92 news magazine articles and 111 CBS news broadcasts about homelessness. The dissertation included a frequency analysis of homeless-related citations appearing in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, Television News Index and Abstracts and the Social Science Index from 1976 to 1990.

News stories present no explicit definition of homelessness ...


Diffusion Of Iowa State University Research Information Through Mass Media: The Cooperative Extension Service, Knowledge Gaps And Information Equity, Edward James Narigon Jan 1992

Diffusion Of Iowa State University Research Information Through Mass Media: The Cooperative Extension Service, Knowledge Gaps And Information Equity, Edward James Narigon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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How Actualities Affect The Credibility And Audience Evaluation Of Radio Newscasts, Michael G. Bradd Jan 1992

How Actualities Affect The Credibility And Audience Evaluation Of Radio Newscasts, Michael G. Bradd

Masters Theses

This study tests the hypotheses that actualities increase the audience appeal and credibility of a radio newscast. Two treatment newscasts of identical content were produced using the same announcer. One of the treatments used actualities in four of the seven stories while the other treatment had no actualities. Analysis of variance was used to compare subjects' evaluations of the two treatments. The study found that contrary to common wisdom in the radio industry, actualities have no statistically significant impact on the audience appeal of a newscast. The data did not confirm the credibility hypothesis; it strongly suggested that actualities do ...