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Language direction trends in news items naming Baylor University published in the New York Times and selected Texas newspapers (1974-2005).

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dc.contributor.advisor Bishop, Mike (Michael).
dc.contributor.author White, Gregory Alexander.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Journalism. en
dc.date.copyright 2006-05-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/4292
dc.description.abstract This thesis compared language direction in 116 news items from local and distant media populations over a thirty-year period. Population members included the Dallas Morning News, Houston Post, and Houston Chronicle, as well as the New York Times. Its purpose was to find if trends showed distant media such as the Times portrayed Baylor University differently than local media. Findings from news item paragraphs in controversial and non-controversial story groups revealed distant and local media used mainly neutral language. Compared against local media samples, the distant population did not portray Baylor differently in a significant way, according to statistical applications. Analysis also disclosed the New York Times published stories for a national audience, while selected Texas newspapers wrote for local readers. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Baylor University -- Press coverage. en
dc.subject Newspapers -- Content analysis. en
dc.subject Direction in language. en
dc.title Language direction trends in news items naming Baylor University published in the New York Times and selected Texas newspapers (1974-2005). en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Baylor University access only en
dc.contributor.department Journalism. en


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