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Political blogs and the changing discourse of public persuasive communication: A textual analysis of pre-primary coverages of 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

dc.contributor.advisorMcAdams, Katherine Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorPattanayak, Saswaten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-22T06:27:44Z
dc.date.available2017-06-22T06:27:44Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2TS2S
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19501
dc.description.abstractIn the weeks leading to the primary of 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, the blogosphere was filled with new kinds of informal ramblings and profanities rarely witnessed in public discourses. The present study undertook content (textual) analysis of blogs and traditional news articles to examine a few research questions: If there were any noticeable shifts in languages and discourse of traditional news that seem to reflect the blogosphere; if the comparisons between blogs and traditional news indicate shifts in journalistic norms; the characteristics of intersecting relationship between traditional journalism and blogs; the possible impacts of blogs on journalistic standards of objectivity; and in the final analysis, in what ways does the influence of the blogosphere appears to be reflected in the headlines and language of non-blog journalism texts, whether overt or more implicit. The study analyzes 300 news items and indicates that blogs and traditional media have an influence on one another in unanticipated ways. In conclusion, it encourages continuous explication of changing norms in news coming from, and influencing, alternative media. The study also proposes the “Blogosphere Model” following critical analysis of the mass media historiography.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePolitical blogs and the changing discourse of public persuasive communication: A textual analysis of pre-primary coverages of 2016 U.S. Presidential Electionsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentJournalismen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledJournalismen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCommunicationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMass communicationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlogosphereen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledExplicationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJournalismen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPublic Sphereen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSaswat Pattanayaken_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledU.S. Presidential Electionen_US


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