The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: A Study of Media Bias Regarding the 2016 Presidential Election
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This paper examines the connection between media bias and the two 2016 candidates’ acceptance-speeches for their respective nominations. Through a study conducted by Tim Groseclose and Jefferey Milyo published by Oxfords Quarterly Journal of Economics, the two networks in question, FOX News and CNN, both have different political biases on different sides of the political spectrum. FOX News is republican while CNN is democrat. By using an appraisal analysis to measure attitude projected by the media, the conclusion declares that the bias pointed out in Milyo and Groseclose article coincide with the bias suggested in this essay. The candidates’ opinions were delivered through the networks’ articles, but with negative and positive judgement that match their alleged bias.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 26 p.
Appraisal, 2016 Presidential Election, Media Bias, Attitude, Campaign Speech
Languages and Literature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10703Local ID: EXE400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10703DiVA: diva2:1074325
Subject / course
Teacher Traning Programme