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The South Korean Kwangju Uprising Of 1980: Through The Eyes Of The American Media, Matthew Brehe Apr 2007

The South Korean Kwangju Uprising Of 1980: Through The Eyes Of The American Media, Matthew Brehe

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

This thesis reviews the history of the American-Korean relationship from the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War through the rise of Chun Doo-hwan. Special emphasis is placed on the Kwangju Uprising as a watershed moment in American-Korean relations. While a great deal has already been written on the American government’s response to Kwangju, little is available on the general American public's response. Though this thesis does not claim to answer this very general question, it does examine public news coverage of major media sources in the United States, including newspapers such as ...


The Power Of The Media: Willie Horton And Negative Advertising, Heiko Coppola Apr 1992

The Power Of The Media: Willie Horton And Negative Advertising, Heiko Coppola

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

The primary medium for political communication seems to be television. Doris Graber states in Mass Media and American Politics that:"The average recent American high school graduate has spent more time in front of a television set than in school..."! The extrapolation that can be made lies within the fact that political ads are often inter-mixed with regular programming. To this extent, Graber's analysis seems to indicate that television is an important conveyance mechanism for a host of messages, political and otherwise.

The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the potential impact that negative political advertising has on ...


Positive And Negative Paths To Peace In Northern Ireland, J. Todd Merrell Apr 1989

Positive And Negative Paths To Peace In Northern Ireland, J. Todd Merrell

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

Tell me why, oh why, Billy Reid had to die, But he died with a gun in his hand. Tell me why, oh why Billy Reid had to die, He died to free Ireland. Twas in the town of Belfast All in the month of May Three youthful Irish soldiers Set out upon their way A mission to accomplish Ireland's freedom, which we need, And the leader of that gallant band was Lieutenant Billy Reid. But the bullet caught our Billy, His life it took away, and there on a street in Belfast An Irish martyr lay.1 This ...


A Comparative Study Of The Role Of Certain Political Communications Strategies Contrasting The 1980 Incumbent Campaign Of Jimmy Carter And The 1984 Incumbent Campaign Of Ronald Reagan, Brian Canady Apr 1987

A Comparative Study Of The Role Of Certain Political Communications Strategies Contrasting The 1980 Incumbent Campaign Of Jimmy Carter And The 1984 Incumbent Campaign Of Ronald Reagan, Brian Canady

Communication Studies Undergraduate Theses

In this study, we will examine the effects that strategies, for the use of available political communication channels, can have on potential and existing political careers. Using the incumbent campaigns of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, we will discuss the ability of each to utilize these strategies in their campaign communication, and the effect which those abilities had on their political success, or lack thereof. Mr. Reagan, we will see, has been extremely successful in his use of communication channels. Mr. Carter, on the other hand, attempted, but was unsuccessful at communicating a positive public image. In order to be ...