Date of Award

4-14-2014

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

School of Communication

First Advisor

Joseph P. Zompetti

Abstract

This thesis conducts content and functional analyses to investigate the amount and functions of third-party mentions in 24-hour cable news networks. Additionally, this thesis applies framing tactics, ideographs, and other rhetorical theory to examine strategies utilized to ideologically construct cognitions regarding the current American political duopoly.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Breault_ilstu_0092N_10241.pdf

Page Count

105

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