Research Publication Title

Animal Portrayal in the Media

Major

Mass Communication

Faculty Mentor(s)

Mary Jean Land maryjean.land@gcsu.edu

Keywords

Animals, conservation, rights, media, magazines, domestic, wild

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine how animal rights and conservation are portrayed in news media, particularly in magazines. Additionally, this study seeks to uncover how portrayal of these topics has evolved over the past 25 years, and whether or not the spread of the conservation movement has affected the content of either magazine. By conducting a content analysis of the magazines Discover and National Geographic, the study will gather data from articles regarding coverage of animals, wildlife, and the conservation movement, analyzing how these things are portrayed and how coverage changes over time. The study will reveal how wild and domestic animals are covered, how prominently their rights are featured in articles, and the differences in coverage of these topics between the two magazines. The study will also examine the effects of different animals when interacting with humans in different environments, especially through the transmission of particular diseases.

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Animal Portrayal in the Media

The purpose of this study is to determine how animal rights and conservation are portrayed in news media, particularly in magazines. Additionally, this study seeks to uncover how portrayal of these topics has evolved over the past 25 years, and whether or not the spread of the conservation movement has affected the content of either magazine. By conducting a content analysis of the magazines Discover and National Geographic, the study will gather data from articles regarding coverage of animals, wildlife, and the conservation movement, analyzing how these things are portrayed and how coverage changes over time. The study will reveal how wild and domestic animals are covered, how prominently their rights are featured in articles, and the differences in coverage of these topics between the two magazines. The study will also examine the effects of different animals when interacting with humans in different environments, especially through the transmission of particular diseases.