This study investigated differences in the newspaper coverage of Gulf War I (1991) and the recent U.S. Iraq War II (2003) using content analysis of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Results indicate that there were significant differences in the coverage of the two wars. The data show that The New York Times published significantly more war news stories and carried more photographs and visual elements than The Wall Street Journal. Other findings reveal significant differences in the timeliness of reporting a war story, location of the story in the newspaper, dateline of the story, author of the story, nationality of the sources, and the occupation of the sources quoted.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Persian Gulf War, 1991--Mass media and the war; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Mass media and the war; Content analysis (Communication); New York times; Wall Street journal
Communication and Media Technologies (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Communication (CLA)
Ramanan, Rama, "Differences in coverage of the Gulf Wars: New York Times v. Wall Street Journal" (2006). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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