Thesis Title

Media Images of Sub-Saharan African Countries on the Three U.S. Television News Networks (Abc, Cbs, and Nbc) From January 1980 to September 1988: a Content Analysis

Date of Graduation

Summer 1989

Degree

Master of Arts in Communication

Department

Communication

Committee Chair

James Sneegas

Subject Categories

Communication

Abstract

This study was undertaken to provide an understanding of how the networks gave news coverage of Sub-saharan African countries from January 1980 to September 1988. The research questions were: what sort of news coverage do these countries get, and more specifically, what salient events are more likely to appear on American television networks? A content analysis of the networks' evening newscasts was conducted using the Television News Index and Abstracts. The findings support the research hypotheses that: (1) Networks coverage of Sub-saharan Africa is likely to focus on crises; and (2) the coverage is likely to parallel concerns of American foreign policy.

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© Callistus C Anyaeto

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