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Wednesday, April 26 • 11:15am - 11:35am
Nuances On Immigration Coverage Between Spanish-Language Media And English-Language Media; Effects Of Perception And Political Participation Of The Viewers

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This paper explores whether an individual's news source changes their attitudes and perceptions about authorized and unauthorized immigration in the U.S. I focused on the 2 major English language media platforms, CNN and FOX news and one Spanish language media platform, Univision. Through a two week content analysis, I compared the differences in the top story of each media outlet webpage and the importance in which they cover and frame immigration. I hypothesize that each media frames and covers immigration in different ways. Each website’s’ viewers thus observe the information and create a different perception of immigration thus influencing true nature of their political participation during elections. I expect to find a correlation between the immigration news coverage of media outlets, the perception created among viewers, and the effects on political standpoints and participation.

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Wednesday April 26, 2017 11:15am - 11:35am
012 Karpen Hall

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