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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Hamdy, Naila Serag, Eman Mohamed 2015-05-21T10:37:29Z 2015-05-21T22:00:10Z 2015 Spring en_US 2015-05-21
dc.description.abstract This research is about analyzing a sample of the Egyptian newspaper’s coverage on issues related to children in order to determine the dominant subjects, images, and sources used to cover news/articles about or related to children. The purpose of the content analysis research is to give advocates a thorough grounding in the way children’s issues are being portrayed in the news. It is important to understand the current representation of the issues related to children in the Egyptian newspapers, to enhance childhood coverage in the future. Frames used in presenting news/articles and images used in portraying children, were discussed by applying the framing theory. Media hype concept was investigated as well in relation to the type and frequency of the news presenting children’s issues. In order to find out, the researcher examined three composite weeks of news coverage on children in four Egyptian major newspapers. The “victim frame” was most likely dominating both the independent and the governmental newspapers with 56% from the total news covered about children. Results also show that children’s social issues and problems received minimal coverage, as the percentage of portraying children as endangered was 13.4% from the total news/articles covered about children. Also, the distribution of news/articles according to the examined months assures that there is a relation between the type of news covered and hyping news.   en_US
dc.description.sponsorship I would like to convey my deepest gratitude to Dr. Naila Hamdy, who encouraged me to proceed in doing something related to my interest in children’s coverage. I have learnt much, not only from her great expertise in the research process, but also from her advising style that was instrumental in helping me stay focused and completing this thesis. Dr. Naila has been a strong source of encouragement, support and positivity, a trait I have learnt much from. I am also grateful to Dr. Hussien Amin, who guided me on this thesis with his expertise in media and development. Dr. Hussien provided me with many suggestions and comments that added to the value of my research. en_US
dc.format.extent 149 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Children and Media en_US
dc.subject Children Newspapers coverage en_US
dc.subject Children issues coverage en_US
dc.subject Children Rights en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Press coverage -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Press -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Newspapers.
dc.title The coverage of children’s issues in Egyptian Newspapers en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Journalism and Mass Communication en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Amin, Hussien
dc.contributor.committeeMember Al-Atraqchi, Firas

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