A comparison of embedded and nonembedded print coverage of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq

Michel M. Haigh, Michael Pfau, Jamie Danesi, Robert Tallmon, Tracy Bunko, Shannon Nyberg, Bertha Thompson, Chance Babin, Sal Cardella, Michael Mink, Brian Temple

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Abstract

This study examines the impact of embedded versus nonembedded (unilateral) news coverage during the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. A content analysis was conduycted of the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune news coverage of the invasion and occupation examining whether embedded and nonembedded new reports were different and, if so, how. News reports were examined for differences in tone toward the military, trust in the military, framing, and authoritativeness. The results of the study revealed significant differences in overall tone toward the military, trust in military personnel, framing, and authoritativeness between embedded and nonembedded articles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-153
Number of pages15
JournalHarvard International Journal of Press/Politics
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science

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    Haigh, M. M., Pfau, M., Danesi, J., Tallmon, R., Bunko, T., Nyberg, S., Thompson, B., Babin, C., Cardella, S., Mink, M., & Temple, B. (2006). A comparison of embedded and nonembedded print coverage of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 11(2), 139-153. https://doi.org/10.1177/1081180X05286041