Recent Submissions

  • Disneyland Measles Outbreak 

    Palladino, Erica (Virginia Tech, 2015-05)
    This media information sheet analyzes print and online coverage of the 2015 Disneyland measles outbreak. The frameworks that the media used to report on the outbreak presented vaccination as the only viable option from ...
  • Vaccination Reporting in Mother Jones 

    Orndorff, Travertine (Virginia Tech, 2015-05)
    This case study will analyze how Mother Jones’s social and political investments shape the magazine’s reporting on vaccination issues. Mother Jones’s approach to medical issues, such as vaccination, cannot be readily ...
  • Vaccine Reporting in The New York Times and Time, 1980-2013 

    Buss, Kate (Virginia Tech, 2012-05)
    Recently, popular media reporting on vaccination issues has demonstrated a clear bias against voluntary non-vaccinators. Media coverage of the Disneyland measles outbreak of winter 2014-15 indicates that the rhetoric used ...
  • MMR Vaccination Controversy 

    Kasik, Olivia (Virginia Tech, 2012-04)
    This media analysis report seeks to examine the themes that the media uses to discuss the MMR vaccination controversy and their usefulness for understanding the issues.