agenda setting, framing, content analysis, newspapers, elite media, Iran, elections, terror, terrorism, terrorist, Middle East, Islam, Khomeini, Ahmadinejad, Pahlavi, Tehran
This study is a quantitative content analysis of the New York Times and Washington Post coverage of Iran during the period surrounding the Ayatollah Khomeini's ascension to power in 1979 as well as the period surrounding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's election in 2005. The results showed that coverage of Iran in the elite American print media as it related to terror was higher in the period after Khomeini came to power and also in the period after Ahmadinejad's election than it was in the period immediately preceding their respective ascensions. The results also showed that there was more coverage of Iran as it related to terror in the year surrounding Ahmadinejad's election than there was during the year surrounding Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power in Iran.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Kamal, Melissa, "A Content Analysis Of Elite U.S. Newspapers' Coverage Of Iran, 1979 And 2005" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4403.