Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
Journalism and Media Studies
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This thesis looks at why the media had and continues to have a fascination with the late rap artist Tupac Amaru Shakur. A content analysis of coverage from twelve newspaper publications was used to better understand the nature of the coverage on Shakur. Analysis of coverage after Shakur's death determines the tone of coverage varied from the coverage when the rapper was alive. The concept of moral panic explains media attitude.
African Americans and mass media; Journalistic ethics; Moral panics; Shakur; Tupac; --1971-1996
Broadcast and Video Studies | Journalism Studies | Law | Sociology
Combs, Lucas Jerome, ""I Got Shot Five Times and I Got Crucified to the Media": Tupac Amaru Shakur -- Moral Panic, Media Crucifixion and Resurrection" (2014). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2067.