University of Twente Student Theses

Login

Who said what? : The difference between news media coverage and governmental communication regarding the MH17 crisis

Jałocha, S.A (2017) Who said what? : The difference between news media coverage and governmental communication regarding the MH17 crisis.

[img]
Preview
PDF
1MB
Abstract:The crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 2014 heavily affected Dutch society, as most of the passengers on board were from the Netherlands. Because of this impact the crisis received enormous attention from the Dutch news media and also the Dutch government communicated about the crisis actively. The present study investigates the difference between the media coverage and the governmental communication in regards to the MH17 crisis. By the use of a content analysis, both media coverage and governmental communication were investigated and in total 300 newspapers articles and 50 governmental speeches were analyzed. This research focused how media coverage and the governmental communication about the MH17 crisis differ in the use of five typical news frames (i.e. the human interest frame, the conflict frame, the responsibility frame, the economic consequences frame, the morality frame) and the tone of voice. Furthermore, this study provide insights how the MH17 crisis was framed in news media coverage and the governmental communication. The results show that most of the news articles and governmental speeches were covered in terms of the human interest frame, followed by the conflict frame and the responsibility frame. Only the economic consequences frame differed between news media coverage and the governmental communication. Next, the tone of voice toward stakeholders differed significantly between media coverage and governmental communication. Thus, based on the results of this research it can be stated that news media and the Dutch government differed to some extent in their communication about the MH17 crisis.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72242
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page