Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
Journalism and Media Studies
First Committee Member
Greg Borchard, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
Through a descriptive and qualitative content analysis of Al-Qaeda videos from 2001 to 2010, this thesis describes how the organization's video production has undergone a surge in production quality by using modern technology and skilled recruits. This thesis also provides background on the Islamic culture and the history of Al-Qaeda in order to put into perspective the goals of the organization's framed messages that are incorporated into their videos. The study also draws on parallels of propaganda use throughout history to highlight how regimes from all over the world understand the importance of communication during a time of war.
Communication and the arts; Mass communication; Propaganda; Qaida (Organization); Social sciences; Terrorism; Video recordings
Broadcast and Video Studies | Communication Technology and New Media | Critical and Cultural Studies | International and Intercultural Communication | Journalism Studies
Martin, Jessica Marie, "The information battlefield: Al-Qaeda's use of advanced media technologies for framed messaging" (2011). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1257.
Broadcast and Video Studies Commons, Communication Technology and New Media Commons, Critical and Cultural Studies Commons, International and Intercultural Communication Commons, Journalism Studies Commons