Publication Date

2008-01-01

Availability

Open access

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies (Communication)

Date of Defense

2008-11-11

First Committee Member

Gonzalo Soruco - Committee Chair

Second Committee Member

Jaime Suchlicki - Committee Member

Third Committee Member

Diane Millete - Committee Member

Abstract

The proposed thesis intends at quantitatively measuring the Cuba anti-American propaganda associated with the effects of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America. We propose to analyze the Cuban government run international newspaper service, Granma Internacional, to determine if the amount of aggressive propaganda changed as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The question answered is: Did the amount of anti-American propaganda decrease, increase, or remain relatively the same in Cuba?s international newspaper during a time span of one year after the terrorist attack compared to one year before the terrorist attack. In order to answer this question, a content analysis approach will be defined and conducted on the Cuban international media outlet, Granma Internacional. The process will take into consideration front page analysis of headlines and content analysis of relevant media stories to aggregate a value that will determine the intensity of aggressive propaganda for the time span indicated of one year before and after the terrorist attack.

Keywords

Cuba Propaganda

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