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dc.contributor.authorMarrs, Richard Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:40Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:40Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05-05en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05192010-151418en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33010en
dc.description.abstractSince the earliest days of the American republic, political sex scandals have been a part of the political discourse. Despite the passing of several hundred years, much discussion is still given to political sex scandals by the popular media. Little attention, however, is paid to research into the relationship among political sex scandals, the media reporting of sex scandals, and the ways in which politicians are able to use the media during admissions of sex scandals. This project analyzes the most common characteristics within three major newspapers reporting on five cases of gubernatorial admissions of extramarital affairs. The multiple case studies analysis observes 89 newspaper articles to secure data from the initial speculation of a gubernatorial extramarital affair to the admission of an extramarital affair and the period of time (up to one month) following the admission of an extramarital affair.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartMarrs_RA_T_2010.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectPolitical Infidelityen
dc.subjectMedia Reportingen
dc.subjectPolitical Scandalen
dc.subjectPolitical Sex Scandalen
dc.titleGubernatorial Girlfriends: An Analysis of News Media Frames of Political Scandalen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen
dc.contributor.committeechairBrians, Craig Leonarden
dc.contributor.committeememberHult, Karen M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWalcott, Charles E.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05192010-151418/en
dc.date.sdate2010-05-19en
dc.date.rdate2010-06-04en
dc.date.adate2010-06-04en


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