The Framing of Occupy Wall Street by The New York Times And New York Post




Leach, Ryan

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The purpose of this study was to compare how a liberal paper, <i>The New York Times</i>, and a conservative paper, <i>The New York Post</i>, framed Occupy Wall Street (OWS) during its nearly two-month occupation of Zuccotti Park in 2011. <i>The New York Times</i> and the <i>New York Post</i> were selected because they were both based in New York City where OWS occurred. OWS centered around economic issues originating from the 2007-2008 economic recession. This study utilized the frames previous scholars found to be prevalent among newspaper coverage of social movement organizations. A content analysis was used to analyze <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>New York Post</i> articles that spanned OWS' Zuccotti Park occupation. Research results found that disparaging frames were present in both <i>The New York Times</i> and the <i>New York Posts'</i> coverage of OWS and that there were no statistically significant differences between the two papers in their utilization. In regards to OWS, the movement was treated by <i>The New York Times</i> and the <i>New York Post</i> as illegitimate.



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Leach, R. (2018). <i>The framing of Occupy Wall Street by The New York Times and New York Post</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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