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A Matter of Life and Death? Examining the Quality of Newspaper Coverage on the Newspaper Crisis
Chyi, Hsiang Iris; Lewis, Seth C.; Zheng, Nan (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
 

Title 
A Matter of Life and Death? Examining the Quality of Newspaper Coverage on the Newspaper Crisis

Issue Date
2012

Publisher
Taylor & Francis

Type
Article

Abstract
During 2008-2010, U.S. newspapers covered the financial issues confronting their own industry extensively. Such coverage drew attention to the state of the newspaper but also raised questions about whether journalists over-reacted to this market downturn. This study examines how the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the New York Times framed the newspaper “crisis.” Results show that coverage focused on short-term drama over long-term trends, lacked sufficient context, shifted blame away from newspapers themselves, invoked “death” imagery, and altogether struggled to capture a holistic portrayal of newspapers’ troubles. Implications for self-coverage and business journalism are discussed.

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issn: 1461-670X (Print)
issn: 1469-9699 (Online)

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This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Journalism Studies © 2012 Taylor & Francis; Journalism Studies is available online at http://www. tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1469-9699&date=2012&volume=13&issue=3&spage=305

Suggested Citation
Chyi, Hsiang Iris; Lewis, Seth C.; Zheng, Nan. (2012). A Matter of Life and Death? Examining the Quality of Newspaper Coverage on the Newspaper Crisis. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/123352.


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