SoJ Web Report | Dec. 8, 2012
This paper examines the ways in which liberal and conservative American mainstream media framed the Obama administration’s health care initiatives during the critical period of 2009-2010.
This study found that news outlets on all sides of the political spectrum tended to frame opposing points of view as extreme while claiming the ideological middle-ground for themselves.
Also, this study explored how journalists attempted to situate the debate over U.S. health care policy within the context of globalization, and found that the experiences and health care systems of foreign countries were used by American media to support their own particular points of view regarding the issue.
This study was developed and completed in professor Radhika Parameswaran's J614 Globalization, Media and Social Change in spring 2011.
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