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The Word Terror Used in Selected Online Media Headlines: Framing Analysis

Farah, Rafika Rabba (2018) The Word Terror Used in Selected Online Media Headlines: Framing Analysis. In: Proceedings Quality Improvement Innovation in ELT (COETIN) 2018. Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Malang, pp. 262-264.

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The 9/11 aftermath has led people into negative view of Muslims around the globe. Consequently, Muslims and their symbols—beard, hijab, and mosque—are perceived as evil in the public eyes. In the worse case, media as one of public services which is responsible for every information broadcasted, in fact, are very tendentious that add Muslims into stern opposition of the society. The news angle related to terrorism has been framed in accordance to their political needs. This study recovers the objectivity of media through headlines whether the discourse equally used in the terror-related news or not. Framing analysis from Zhongdang Pan and Kosicki (2013) was adapted as an approach to this research by analyzing six news headlines in three different topics of terror-related events. It is revealed that the selected online media used the word terror only on events that accused Muslim as the suspect doer, such Paris Bomb in 2015; in contrast, terror events like Palestine-Israel and the killing of Rohingya tribe in Burma Myanmar that put Muslims as the victims were not reported as terror. The words genocide, mob, war, and conflict were chosen as headlines instead of terror. This discourse adds nuance to our understanding that media have great responsibility to Muslim images nowadays. Thus, this study has significant contribution to media studies and on similar topics.

Item Type: Book Section / Proceedings
Keywords: Terror; news headline; online media; framing
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Rafika Rabba Farah
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 03:32
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 02:07

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