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A Comparative Communication Discourse Analysis Examination of the Economic Crisis of 1929 and the Mortgage Crisis of 2008 Through the Analysis of Mainstream and Alternative Media Discourses

Abstract The economic crisis in 2008 triggered a global financial shockwave that left many wondering about the origins of the crisis. Similarly, in the early twentieth century, Wall Street faced catastrophic losses that set the stage for the Great Depression, which resulted in a decade of economic depression, leaving millions of people out of work. Using discourse analysis to understand how economic crisis is framed through the mainstream press, this research project analyzed the stock market crash of 1929-1932 and the mortgage-backed financial crisis of 2007-2009 through the lens of two mainstream publications, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Comparative analysis focused on explanations for the causes of the crises, attributions of ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Price, Eun (Author) / Nadesan, Majia (Advisor) / Gruber, Diane (Committee member) / Ramsey, Ramsey E (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Journalism / Economic history / Alternative press / Discourse analysis / Economic crisis / Mainstream press / Post-recession problems / The Glass-Steagall Act
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 189 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Communication Studies 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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