Journalism and Mass Communications

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Using critical discourse analysis to examine Op-Eds during the Hill-Thomas and the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings, this paper explores how the media can function as an arbiter of public opinion in debates surrounding controversial events. Findings show a shift not only in the contributors, from predominantly men in 1991 (75%) to predominantly women in 2018 (70%), but […]

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This study critically examines the Missing Richard Simmons podcast to explore how producers and participants use media to define and process complex relationships with celebrity figures. Employing qualitative textual analysis, this research demonstrates how audiences mediate celebrity interactions and the potential role these relationships play within a marginalized and fragile community. This project qualitatively explores […]

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