Date of Award
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
This study analyzed the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and USA Today's contributions to portraying the 2009 Henry L. Gates arrest. This study is interested in finding out how nationally circulated mainstream dailies and weeklies framed the indident and Gates' image within their news coverage. This study also seeks to find out how the media constructed race. Most importantly, this study seeks to uncover racial stereotypes as they relate to race and social status.
Jones, Ashley Ann, "Blackness as a weapon: A critical discourse analysis of the 2009 Henry Louis Gates arrest in national mainstream media" (2011). Theses Digitization Project. 3909.