Degree Granting Department
Roxanne Watson, Ph.D.
Kimberly Golombisky, Ph.D.
Kenneth Killebrew, Ph.D.
framing, political, speech, cable, broadcast
This study examined how Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS portrayed the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision from the time of the decision, January 21, 2010 until the mid-term elections November 2, 2010. The broadcast transcripts were read for emergent frames to see how the stations framed coverage. The cable channels had the most coverage. MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS framed the decision negatively, Fox News portrayed it positively, and CNN was neutral to negative in coverage.
Scholar Commons Citation
Brown, Emma Rachel, "Corporate Speech: A Frame Anaylsis of CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Coverage of Citizens United v. FEC" (2011). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.