Chanel Sassoon

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Honors Thesis


News values have remained the same since the inception of journalism; however, the ways we consume news and write stories have changed with the times. Print media, which used to be the main avenue of receiving news, has since been replaced with digital formats. Tumultuous times bring an influx of news stories, especially when they involve politics. Two of the most controversial presidents, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, were the subjects of many news stories during their times in office. To further understand the way political news coverage has changed over the years, the author studied articles published within the first hundred days of each administration in The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times. A content analysis of 200 articles revealed several similarities in the way the newspapers covered each president, but also some striking differences. The differences could be attributed to the changing political and technological environments.

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