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Nov 17

Trends in Journalistic Coverage of Iran’s Killed Scientists

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Daniel T. Rust

(Abstract)

This paper seeks to analyze the coverage of Iran’s murdered nuclear scientists from the last few years in five newspapers of record: the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Times.  The research question is: to what degree do Western newspapers react favorably or unfavorably to assumed covert action against Iranian nuclear scientists, and are these trends caused by American opinion?  Research methods primarily rely on a quantitative analysis of the verbiage used in each news outlet’s coverage of each case.

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