News Images of the Terrorist Attacks: Framing September 11th and Its Aftermath in the Pictures of the Year International Competition

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Abstract

This study employed a content analysis to examine the visual coverage of the September 11th attacks through images submitted to Pictures of the Year International. This study classified the 667 images into four main themes: events, aftermath, firefighters, and the Muslim world. In an attempt to determine how the September 11th terrorists' attack was framed by photojournalists, this study revealed that most of the images framed strong pro-American perspectives by showing a challenged America and a nation united through patriotism while only limited images introduced different anti-American perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-184
Number of pages27
JournalAtlantic Journal of Communication
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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