Framing Surveillance in Post-911 Era (click to download PPT)

Framing Surveillance in Post-911 Era (click to download PPT)

Presentation on coverage of surveillance in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks on world trade centers.

Abstract:

This study begins with the investigation of whether two related
events, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the passage of the
PATRIOT Act following the attacks, trigger an increase in the number
of articles that have their main focus as the privacy rights and
surveillance of individuals. Moreover, this paper explores how these
two trigger events would influence the ways in which mainstream
newspapers identify the constituencies that are undertaking
surveillance and/or intruding privacy.

Informed by the research on framing analysis, this study also
investigated newspaper ideology as a possible factor that influences
how the trigger events lead to a change in the actors that are
identified by newspaper articles as undertaking surveillance and/or
intruding privacy. The trigger events and a newspapers’ endorsement
of George W. Bush in 2000 elections were significant predictors of the
change in the tendency of the newspapers to identify government
institutions as undertaking surveillance. The trigger events were
also found to have led to a decrease in the tendency of the newspapers
to focus on private institutions as invading privacy and/or
undertaking surveillance.

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