“KILLING IN SILENCE: Alternative and Mainstream Media Coverage of U.S. DRONE STRIKES.”

by Brion White

Institution: Bowling Green State University
Department: Media and Communication
Degree: PhD
Year: 2015
Keywords: Mass Communications; media; narrative; drones
Record ID: 2059748
Full text PDF: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1428432471


ABSTRACTThis dissertation focuses on the media coverage of U.S. drone strikes by both mainstream and alternative media sources. Chapter 1 introduces some background on alternative media and drone strikes and introduces the main points of the project. Chapter gives an extended literature review of ideology, media and power and alternative media to establish the parameters of the study and establish previous work on similar topics. Chapter 3 establishes both the method and methodology of the study, including why I conducted the study I did and how I processed the information from both mainstream and alternative media. Chapter 4 includes the results from both the mainstream media and alternative media texts I used in this study. Finally, Chapter 5 reviews my contributions to the literature along with future research based on the findings of this study.