Weblogs and the traditional news media in the U.S.A. : A comparative study of the changing roles of weblogs in the news coverage of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina

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dc.contributor.author Patel, Mayav
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-22T12:58:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-22T12:58:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10-22T12:58:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5791
dc.description.abstract This report is a preliminary exploration of the issues concerning traditional media and weblogs at two points in time. It examines the difference between the American mainstream media’s utilisation of weblogs during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and the utilisation of weblogs in the hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005. The mainstream media’s response to the weblog form during the attacks in September 2001 and the hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005 are examined, together with an exploration of the traditional coverage. It reveals how weblogs have become a more significant part of disaster coverage by mainstream media in the United States. These processes and the implications of these changes are explored for an understanding of how the weblog is altering our understanding of the construction and dissemination of news for the traditional media institution in the United States. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject weblogs en
dc.subject Blogger en
dc.subject News en
dc.subject Blogosphere en
dc.subject Mainstream en
dc.subject Katrina en
dc.subject 9/11 en
dc.subject Agenda Setting en
dc.subject Gate Keeping en
dc.subject History en
dc.title Weblogs and the traditional news media in the U.S.A. : A comparative study of the changing roles of weblogs in the news coverage of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina en
dc.type Thesis en


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