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1. Weikert, Joshua John. Balancing Act: How an Unbalanced Media Affects the Electorate.

Degree: PhD, 2013, Temple University

Political Science

Previous studies of media bias generally do not consider intra-campaign shifts in the composition of the coverage, leaving unanswered the question of whether coverage is consistently balanced or merely appears so when all the ups and downs of the election are tallied up. Even this aggregate assessment of balance frequently reveals imbalance in coverage, but there are few studies that test for effects of media imbalance. A lack of comprehensive content analysis data makes substantive work in this area challenging and frequently dependent upon single-election studies or those that examine a single variable over multiple years. This project takes advantage of a highly detailed, project-generated content analysis of all NBC Nightly News broadcasts and New York Times articles during the general election period (from just prior to the national party conventions through Election Day) for four election years (1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008) to address the question of whether aggregate and intra-campaign imbalance exists along three axes: volume of coverage (total coverage of the campaign and candidates), share of coverage (percentage of coverage received by each candidate on a given day, not conflated with volume), and tone of coverage (average daily valence score of coverage, positive or negative). Share of coverage is not stable at any point of equilibrium, but swings back and forth, favoring one candidate then the other throughout the general election. Analysis of tone of coverage reveals a surprising correlation between the positive/negative coverage of the candidates, with tone of coverage of the candidates correlating to a statistically significant degree. With this data it is possible to test whether shifts in the composition of coverage cause shifts in electoral support as measured by trial heat polls. Analysis of the data shows a significant relationship between changes in share and tone of coverage and changes in levels of electoral support. The corollary question, "what attracts media attention?" shows that media outlets are attracted by conflict as determined by a qualitative and quantitative analysis of headlines and share of coverage, and a further test shows a significant correlation between media coverage of an issue and both candidates' mention of that issue in their remarks, though not between media coverage and a single-candidate mention of the issue. The end result is a more-comprehensive picture of political reporting, its effect on the electorate, and the ways in which candidates may attract attention than is currently available in the literature. The combination of a multi-election measure with a high degree of intra-campaign diagnostic sensitivity provides a useful benchmark for the further study of media coverage of campaigns, as well as more than sufficient justification for its substantive significance as an area of political study, by virtue of the observed relationship between coverage and levels of electoral support.

Temple University – Theses

Advisors/Committee Members: Hagen, Michael Gray;, Joslyn, Richard, Chomsky, Daniel, Yannella, Philip;.

Subjects/Keywords: Political Science; Journalism; Communication;

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APA (6th Edition):

Weikert, J. J. (2013). Balancing Act: How an Unbalanced Media Affects the Electorate. (Doctoral Dissertation). Temple University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,216606

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Weikert, Joshua John. “Balancing Act: How an Unbalanced Media Affects the Electorate.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. Accessed April 16, 2021. http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,216606.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Weikert, Joshua John. “Balancing Act: How an Unbalanced Media Affects the Electorate.” 2013. Web. 16 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Weikert JJ. Balancing Act: How an Unbalanced Media Affects the Electorate. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Temple University; 2013. [cited 2021 Apr 16]. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,216606.

Council of Science Editors:

Weikert JJ. Balancing Act: How an Unbalanced Media Affects the Electorate. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Temple University; 2013. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,216606


Temple University

2. Peterson, Nicholas L. A RIP IN THE SOCIAL FABRIC: REVOLUTION, INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, AND THE PATERSON SILK STRIKE OF 1913 IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1908-1927.

Degree: PhD, 2011, Temple University

English

In 1913, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) led a strike of silk workers in Paterson, New Jersey. Several New York intellectuals took advantage of Paterson's proximity to New York to witness and participate in the strike, eventually organizing the Paterson Pageant as a fundraiser to support the strikers. Directed by John Reed, the strikers told their own story in the dramatic form of the Pageant. The IWW and the Paterson Silk Strike inspired several writers to relate their experience of the strike and their participation in the Pageant in fictional works. Since labor and working-class experience is rarely a literary subject, the assertiveness of workers during a strike is portrayed as a catastrophic event that is difficult for middle-class writers to describe. The IWW's goal was a revolutionary restructuring of society into a worker-run co-operative and the strike was its chief weapon in achieving this end. Inspired by such a drastic challenge to the social order, writers use traditional social organizations – religion, nationality, and family – to structure their characters' or narrators' experience of the strike; but the strike also forces characters and narrators to re-examine these traditional institutions in regard to the class struggle.

Temple University – Theses

Advisors/Committee Members: O'Hara, Daniel T., Yannella, Philip, Wells, Susan, Ph. D., Waldstreicher, David.

Subjects/Keywords: American Literature; Ernest Poole; Industrial Workers of the World; Jack London; John Reed; Max Eastman; Paterson Silk Strike of 1913

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APA (6th Edition):

Peterson, N. L. (2011). A RIP IN THE SOCIAL FABRIC: REVOLUTION, INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, AND THE PATERSON SILK STRIKE OF 1913 IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1908-1927. (Doctoral Dissertation). Temple University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,150330

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Peterson, Nicholas L. “A RIP IN THE SOCIAL FABRIC: REVOLUTION, INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, AND THE PATERSON SILK STRIKE OF 1913 IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1908-1927.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. Accessed April 16, 2021. http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,150330.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Peterson, Nicholas L. “A RIP IN THE SOCIAL FABRIC: REVOLUTION, INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, AND THE PATERSON SILK STRIKE OF 1913 IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1908-1927.” 2011. Web. 16 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Peterson NL. A RIP IN THE SOCIAL FABRIC: REVOLUTION, INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, AND THE PATERSON SILK STRIKE OF 1913 IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1908-1927. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Temple University; 2011. [cited 2021 Apr 16]. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,150330.

Council of Science Editors:

Peterson NL. A RIP IN THE SOCIAL FABRIC: REVOLUTION, INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, AND THE PATERSON SILK STRIKE OF 1913 IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1908-1927. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Temple University; 2011. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,150330

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