Framing of Osama bin Laden's Death: A Global Perspective
Department of Writing and Communication
International Communication Research Journal
Media framing of Osama bin Laden's death was examined in four international, 24-hour news networks: CNN.com, BBC World News, Al Jazeera English and Al Arabiya English. This study found no association between news network and frames used, suggesting that neither geographical location nor ethnocentricity influenced media frames. In contrast to previous media analyses that found the most dominant media frames of bin Laden to be evil terrorist, mastermind or evil genius, this study found the dominant frames of bin Laden to be "neutral figure" or "terrorist leader."
Sessa, W. L., North, M. F., & Lang, K. (2014). Framing of Osama bin Laden's Death: A Global Perspective. International Communication Research Journal, 49 (3-4), 89-104. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/542