Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Warren Francke
Media bias toward presidential administrations has been subject to discussion since Presidents were first elected in the United States. In the case of Time magazine, the inclusion of bias is intentional. Merrill’s 1965 study examined coverage of Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy and found bias in six different categories. Felder, Meeske and Hall replicated Merrill’s study in 1979 and found that Time continued to use most of the bias categories reported by Merrill.
Doerr, Amy L., "Time Magazine Coverage of Three More US Presidents: Still Stereotyping?" (2000). Student Work. 3117.