Representation of muslims in Canadian newspapers: Comparing the coverage of the 2014 Parliament Hill shooting and the 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting

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Date created: 
2018-08-21
Identifier: 
etd19773
Keywords: 
Terrorism
Media coverage
Representation
Muslims
Canadian Newspapers
Content Analysis
Abstract: 

In this research, representation of Muslim in Canadian newspaper is examined. Terrorism-related report has been becoming an essential part for newspaper since 2001 and terrorism is always hotly debated in the globe. With the appearance of terrorist group from Islam world, media relate terrorism and Islam world rather closely. How mass media reflect Islam world and Muslim has great impact on how the public think of Islam countries and their citizens. In this paper, the study mainly focus on how Canadian print media, newspaper in this case, construct image of Islam world and Muslim when they are covering terrorism story.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Senior supervisor: 
Daniel Ahadi
Department: 
Communication, Art & Technology: School of Communication
Thesis type: 
(Extended Essay) M.A.
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