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dc.contributor.authorAnparasy Muthusamyen_US
dc.description.abstractPolitical news coverage can serve as a valuable barometer of the media’s ideological orientation, and of a society’s political and cultural values. Applying the methodology of news framing, this study analyses the framing of the Malaysian political leadership transition in October 2003 from Mahathir Mohamad to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in two Malaysian newspapers- the New Straits Times and The Star - vis-a-vis the political and cultural milieu of Malaysian society. The study’s findings pointed to three sub-topics which defined the coverage- Mahathir’s legacy; Abdullah’s image; and political continuity and stability- and eight dominant news frames. Through these, this study provides an alternative and deeper dimension to the sometimes simplistic notion of objectivity and bias about media systems under government control. It demonstrates the significance of a society’s political and cultural contexts for understanding the intricacies of the government-media relationship in that society.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Political aspects
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Journalism::Reporting on public affairs and politics
dc.titleMedia framing of the political leadership transition in Malaysiaen_US
dc.contributor.supervisorKluver, Randolphen_US
dc.contributor.schoolWee Kim Wee School of Communication and Informationen_US​Master of Mass Communicationen_US
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