New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina: A Tale of New Age Racism and Media Framing

dc.contributor.advisorMehring, F.
dc.contributor.advisorBerk, J.H.H. van den
dc.contributor.authorWijngaard, L.J.E. van den
dc.description.abstractThe media have great influence on the communication of political issues to the public. This is especially important during times of crisis, such as a natural disaster like hurricane Katrina. The media were able to hold the federal government and George W. Bush accountable for their slow emergency response. But the media were criticized themselves too, since they made discriminating remarks in their reports of Katrina. Whether George W. Bush and his administration had racist motives regarding the slow response can be argued, since the neighborhoods affected most had the most black residents, but it is almost impossible to prove this. What can be proven, is that the image the public was given of hurricane Katrina and the government response, was highly influenced by media framing.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Letterenen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeBachelor Engelse taal en cultuuren_US
dc.titleNew Orleans and Hurricane Katrina: A Tale of New Age Racism and Media Framingen_US
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