Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
Joseph P. Zompetti
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.
Breault, William, "Political Third Parties' Representation In "the Big Three": 24-Hour Cable News Networks' Ideological Construction Of The American Political Duopoly" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 143.