Russia's Portrayal In The Western Media: A Quantitative Analysis Of Leading Media Agency News Stories In 2007

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Title: Russia's Portrayal In The Western Media: A Quantitative Analysis Of Leading Media Agency News Stories In 2007
Author: Moscovici, Mihai
Abstract: This study examined Western media news coverage about Russia . Representative samples from the leading Western wire and international broadcasting services - the AP , BBC and DW - were selected and analyzed using content analysis methodology . The research is grounded in the theoretical frameworks of the agenda -setting and framing theories - considering the reality constructed by mass media and the determinants on foreign news coverage . Findings about Russia's portrayal in the Western media are discussed . A quantitative content analysis was used in identifying the main topics , tones and frames used in Western media news coverage about Russia . This research concluded that Western media portrayed Russia using various primary and secondary topics and revealed the - number and type of sources , tone of the stories , and frames in news coverage during 2007 . Western media often portrayed Russia in the context of international relations and security issues . The main frames used by the Western media to portray Russia were "rising threat" , "Cold War" , "troubled democracy" and "partnership" .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /1007
Date: 2008-08-08

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Russia's Portrayal In The Western Media: A Quantitative Analysis Of Leading Media Agency News Stories In 2007. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /1007 .

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