Award Date

5-1-2017

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Journalism and Media Studies

First Committee Member

Gregory A. Borchard

Second Committee Member

Stephen Bates

Third Committee Member

Gary W. Larson

Fourth Committee Member

Lawrence J. Mullen

Number of Pages

90

Abstract

This study analyzed media bias in the coverage of Iran by studying the covers of Time magazine that have featured Iranian individuals, politicians, and ordinary citizens. Previous literature has studied media’s influence on shaping perceptions of various issues and foreign culture and politics, as well as more detailed studies of media’s coverage of foreign countries and societies; however, this study focused on a neglected area of scholarship regarding depictions of Iranians in popular media. It used visual and content analyses of covers to determine the way Time magazine depicts Iran to American audiences.

Keywords

Iran; Time Magazine

Disciplines

Broadcast and Video Studies | Journalism Studies

Language

English

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