Fair and Balanced: The History, Operation, and Political Impacts of Fox News Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/undergraduate_thesis_or_projects/h702q8198

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Starting in 2001, just five years after its formation, Fox News had the largest nightly cable television news audience and has become an important participant in American news media. Despite outside claims of Fox’s conservative-leaning news coverage, Fox News claims status as an objective news source presenting “fair and balanced” coverage. Fox argues that the presence of widespread “liberal bias” in mainstream media makes it appear conservative, only by contrast. This work synthesizes a number of research materials to examine possible impacts of Fox News on American politics. Through studying the history, operation, and political impacts of Fox News, I find correlations between Fox News and increased political polarization, misinformation, and Republican vote share. However, it is difficult to specify the exact impact of Fox News on those changes changes because Fox is only part of the larger conservative media system within the information-rich environment in which we live.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Advisor
Non-Academic Affiliation
Keyword
Rights Statement
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Jonathan Bosworth (boswortj@onid.orst.edu) on 2015-06-12T03:30:48Z No. of bitstreams: 1 BosworthJonathanL2016.pdf: 365378 bytes, checksum: a05a58ede22692420e4745e30bda59e0 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2015-06-15T21:04:56Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 BosworthJonathanL2016.pdf: 365378 bytes, checksum: a05a58ede22692420e4745e30bda59e0 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2015-06-15T21:04:56Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 BosworthJonathanL2016.pdf: 365378 bytes, checksum: a05a58ede22692420e4745e30bda59e0 (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 07/27/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items