Poster Title

#CrimingWhileWhite: An Analysis of Journalistic Coverage of a Contested Hashtag

Research Mentor(s)

Carolyn Nielsen

Affiliated Department

Journalism

Sort Order

09

Start Date

14-5-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

14-5-2015 2:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

In examining journalistic coverage of #CrimingWhileWhite, this study found that news narratives portrayed the hashtag in four major frames: a sign of solidarity and support, demonstration of white privilege, hijacking of the narrative and a sign of complacency. Drawing on the frameworks of Critical Race Theory according to Delgado and Stefancic, Post-Racial Theory according to Squires and Framing Theory from Gamson and Modigliani, this study examined 18 articles using textual analysis to identify these frames.

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#CrimingWhileWhite: An Analysis of Journalistic Coverage of a Contested Hashtag

Journalism

In examining journalistic coverage of #CrimingWhileWhite, this study found that news narratives portrayed the hashtag in four major frames: a sign of solidarity and support, demonstration of white privilege, hijacking of the narrative and a sign of complacency. Drawing on the frameworks of Critical Race Theory according to Delgado and Stefancic, Post-Racial Theory according to Squires and Framing Theory from Gamson and Modigliani, this study examined 18 articles using textual analysis to identify these frames.