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dc.contributor.advisorIatrou, Steven
dc.contributor.authorNorris, Joshua J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:55Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:55Z
dc.date.issued2008-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3962
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIdeas have consequences. This simple yet sufficient principle comes from a philosophical work of the same name by Richard M. Weaver, published in 1948. In this book, Weaver refers to the "channels of information and entertainment" as the "Great Stereopticon." The purpose of this "machine" is to "project selected pictures of life in the hope that what is seen will be imitated." According to Weaver, the audience is growing and so is their responsiveness to being "told the time to laugh and the time to cry" The media understand this concept and looks to wield choice words, in the information domain, in order to manage a certain perception, in the cognitive domain, through an active process called framing. This thesis postulates a correlation exists between a given area's system of belief and the framing by the local media of certain events. In order to determine if this correlation exists, this thesis looked specifically at events in Iraq and the framing of these events by the media in and around Dearborn (Michigan), which has the highest density population of Muslims in the U.S. This study establishes a methodology for deciphering the layers of public information that inform and solidify theses views.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/ismnalysisnecess109453962
dc.format.extentxiv, 59 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshMass mediaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshIraqen_US
dc.subject.lcshLanguage and languagesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWar on Terrorism, 2001-en_US
dc.title"Ism" analysis a necessity for effective strategic communicationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPfeiffer, Karl
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Warfare Systems Engineering
dc.description.serviceUS Marine Corps (USMC) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc268855267
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Warfare Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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