The View Of The Border: News Framing Of The Definition, Causes, And Solutions To Illegal Immigration

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Andrew Davis, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Analyzing newspaper articles and television news transcripts (N = 484), this study explores how American news media have framed the issue of illegal immigration. More specifically, we analyze the way the media present the questions of why illegal immigration is a problem, what the causes are, and how to fix the problem. We also make a comparison across different media outlets (border-state newspapers vs. papers elsewhere; newspapers vs. television news), looking at whether news coverage of the issue has been consistent across the media.

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Kim S, Carvalho JP, Davis AG, Mullins AM. The View of the Border: News Framing of the Definition, Causes, and Solutions to Illegal Immigration. MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY. 2011;14(3):292-314. doi:10.1080/15205431003743679. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2011
immigration, media, illegal immigration, Hispanic immigration, communication, journalism, media coverage

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