Date of Award
International and Intercultural Communication
Renee Botta, Ph.D.
Agenda building, Biotechnology, Framing, Genetically modified food, Propaganda model
This research is a qualitative study examining the communication surrounding the issue of genetically modified food in the UK and the UK from October, 2011 through September, 2012. Material from biotechnology industry organizations, industry-funded non-profits, groups campaigning against the continued use of the technology, and mainstream media coverage of the issue in both countries during this time was examined using thematic analysis. The issue is analyzed through the lenses of Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model, agenda building and framing theory. The research finds support for agenda building as well as a modernized understanding of the propaganda model, which the researcher argues are complementary theories.
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Doezema, Tess Ann, "Genetically Modified Food in the US and the UK: Proponents, Dissenters and Media Coverage" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 970.
Received from ProQuest
Tess Ann Doezema
Communication, Environmental Studies