Framing alleged Islamist plots: a case study of British press coverage since 9/11.

Matthews, J., 2015. Framing alleged Islamist plots: a case study of British press coverage since 9/11. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8 (2), pp. 266-283.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2015.1042305

DOI: 10.1080/17539153.2015.1042305

Abstract

In the decade post 9/11 , the UK terrorist threat was associated with a series of high profile counter terrorism operations, linked to specific plots. These terrorism related episodes received significant media attention and, as a consequence, were a visible sign of the contemporary terrorist threat. This paper seeks to identify the dominant frames rendered in news media reporting on these episodes. Through a longitudinal study of UK press coverage, the analysis reveals that two prominent frames were present, an inevitability and preparedness frame, with alleged plots serving to underline the risk posed by contemporary terrorism,and a belonging and responsibility frame, which cast later episodes as belonging to the Muslim communities disrupted by police

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1753-9153
Uncontrolled Keywords:terrorism, alleged plots, news framing, newspapers
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:21972
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:27 May 2015 10:27
Last Modified:07 Nov 2016 01:08

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