Fairness and balance in affirmative action reporting: How four prestige newspapers cover the issue
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Warren Francke
The scene was like something from the end of a Perry Mason episode when Raymond Burr has the guilty party sweating nervously on the stand as he tires off accusations in rapid succession. Only instead of the fictitious attorney who never lost a case, it was Bill Clinton on the attack. And instead of a criminal, the “guilty” party was conservative author Abigail Thernstorm. Standing over Thernstorm, who was seated on a stage before the audience, Clinton with a blur of questioned livened what until then has been a rather ho-hum town all meeting on race relations.
Flott, Anthony, "Fairness and balance in affirmative action reporting: How four prestige newspapers cover the issue" (1999). Student Work. 3127.
A Thesis Presented to the Department of Communication and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1999 Anthony Flott.