Reporting on Immigration: A Content Analysis of Major U.S. Newspapers’ Coverage of Mexican Immigration
Immigration in the U.S. is an issue that has polarizing political implications at the national and local levels. Reports by the press shape how the public perceives immigration and influence public policy regarding immigrants and immigration. This study examines the stories about Mexican immigration published by four major U.S. newspapers by analyzing their patterns, frequency, length, topics, and framing. This research seeks to shed light on the national print news media’s coverage of Mexican immigration to the United States as well as any of its perceived attempts to influence public opinion and public policy.
Copyright (c) 2011 Manuel Chavez, Scott Whiteford, Jennifer Hoewe Hoewe
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