Date of Award

6-10-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication

First Advisor

Leonard Teel - Chair

Second Advisor

Kathryn Fuller-Seeley

Third Advisor

Holley Wilkin

Abstract

This qualitative analysis of the framing of health issues by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the world’s premier health organizations, and by major U.S. newspapers analyzes the frames present in a sample of the CDC’s press releases, and the frames present in the contemporaneous (and often resulting) press coverage. This study focuses on communication surrounding public health events that occurred in the six-year period 2002–2007.

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