Abstract

This study investigates the image of Turkey in Egyptian newspapers by conducting a content and discourse analysis of three Egyptian newspapers, Al-Ahram, El-Shorouk, and Almasry Alyoum, from January 2012 to December 2014. Based on previous literature, this study applied two theoretical frameworks: 1) Benedict Anderson's hypnosis of imagined communities and 2) media framing theory. To apply media framing, the Semetko and Valkenburg (2000) framing scale was employed. Following that, a rhetorical discourse was used to investigate Anderson's thesis. The study's finding matched Semetko and Valkenburg's framing scale. Both indicated that the attribution of responsibility is the most frequent frame in news. Finally, the discourse analysis resulted that newspapers could be deployed as an instrument to disseminate shared thoughts and ideologies among diverse citizens.

Department

Journalism & Mass Communication Department

Degree Name

MA in Journalism & Mass Communication

Date of Award

2-1-2017

Online Submission Date

January 2017

First Advisor

Hamdy, Naila

Committee Member 1

Amin, Hussein

Committee Member 2

Dawoud, Aliaa

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

124 p.

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The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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