Abstract

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the process of rumor transmission in an historical context. The basis was a case study of the Leo Frank incident. The editorials of Populist editor Tom Watson, written during Frank's appeal and commutation, were tested for emotional intensity. Significant findings tended to support the anxiety component of the Rosnow/Fine model for rumor transmission. The study was limited as there was no control condition without anxiety.

Graduation Date

1988

Semester

Summer

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Communication

Format

PDF

Pages

53 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0022069

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and sciences

Included in

Communication Commons

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