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Sexual Harrasment in Hollywood and #MeToo Campaign: Thematic Analysis of American and British News Sites

By Martina Movrić

Abstract

Cilj ovog diplomskog rada bio je saznati na koji način su mediji izvještavali o skandalu vezanom uz Harveya Weinsteina i seksualno uznemiravanje koji je izbio u listopadu 2017. godine u Hollywoodu te na koji način su mediji uokviravali vijesti vezane uz skandal. Provedena je tematska analiza 73 članka s news portala The New York Times i The Guardian, a obuhvaćala je vremenski period od 5. listopada do 19. listopada 2017. Tijekom analize identificirane su četiri velike tematske kategorije i nekoliko manjih, pomoću kojih sam došla do zaključaka kako su se portali prvenstveno fokusirali na opisivanje iskustava i priča žrtava, smještajući ih u prvi plan, ali su u podjednakoj mjeri opisivali i karakter i ponašanje Harveya Weinsteina. Analizom je također bilo moguće zaključiti kako su portali uokviravali članke tako da fokus bude na pojedincu kao krivcu za nastali društveni problem, pritom ignorirajući potrebu za širom društvenom i strukturalnom promjenom.The aim of this thesis was to determine in what way the media reported on the scandal about Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment in Hollywood that took place in October 2017. Another aim was to determine in what way media used the concept of framing to position certain themes in the spotlight of public opinion. The thematic analysis was conducted on 73 news articles published on The Guardian and The New York Times news portals from October 5th 2017 to October 19th 2017. During the analysis I was able to identify four thematic categories, and a few smaller ones, that helped me come to conclusion how news portals focused primarily on the victims' experiences and their stories. They also largely focused on the Harvey Weinstein's character and behaviour which led me to conclusion how media framed that one single individual is responsible for the social problem that ocurred, while ignoring the need for bigger social and structural changes

Topics: Harvey Weinstein, seksualno uznemiravanje, Hollywood, tematska analiza, Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, Hollywood, thematic analysis, DRUŠTVENE ZNANOSTI. Informacijske i komunikacijske znanosti. Novinarstvo., SOCIAL SCIENCES. Information and Communication Sciences. Journalism.
Publisher: University of Zagreb. The Faculty of Political Science. Department of Media and Communication.
Year: 2018
OAI identifier: oai:repozitorij.fpzg.unizg.hr:fpzg_692
Provided by: FPZG
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