The collapse of the Texas A&M bonfire and the media aftermath

dc.contributor.advisorSylvie, Georgeen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMorrison, Marken
dc.creatorMeasley, Travisen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T15:06:26Zen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T22:22:59Z
dc.date.available2011-07-27T15:06:26Zen
dc.date.available2017-05-11T22:22:59Z
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.date.updated2011-07-27T15:06:31Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis report is an in-depth analysis of the media coverage of the 1999 collapse of the Texas A&M Bonfire. The report also provides insight, through extensive interviews with journalists involved in the coverage, of how reporters handle the personal emotions associated with tragedy reporting. Through the interviews, I paint a picture of what it was like to arrive on the scene in College Station on Nov. 19, 1999 and detail some of the different strategies and philosophies journalists used to cover the event. The final part of the report is dedicated to exploring the relationship between media and communities in tragedy. The Bonfire collapse and the Columbine school shootings in Littleton, Colo., serve as case studies to analyze the effect of media on a community and vice versa. To conclude, the report attempts to paint a picture of the reality of the Bonfire coverage – its difficulties, its successes and, in some areas, where the media failed.en
dc.description.departmentJournalismen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3305en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3305en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectBonfireen
dc.subjectNews mediaen
dc.subjectUnited Statesen
dc.subjectTexasen
dc.subjectCollege Stationen
dc.subjectAccidentsen
dc.subjectTexas A&Men
dc.titleThe collapse of the Texas A&M bonfire and the media aftermathen
dc.type.genrethesisen

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