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ERIC Number: ED120875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 22
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Testing the "Afghanistanism" Hypothesis: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News.
Ostman, Ronald E.
Given that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) seems to stress national identity and the importance of developing Canadian perspectives on world events, this study examines whether the CBC practices "Afghanistanism," i.e., the tendency to be more critical when reporting, reviewing, or commenting on news events and personalities in foreign nations than when reporting upon national matters. Twelve government-subsidized, half hour radio news programs produced by the CBC entitled "The World at Six" were tape recorded for content analysis. Coders then evaluated each discrete item of the newscasts, finding a total of 156 news items for the analysis that followed. The data tend to support the contention that the CBC practices "Afghanistanism" in its radio news reporting, although limitations of sample and method of analysis urge caution in accepting these findings without further investigation. (Author/RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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