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Selling a counterinsurgency campaign to print journalists Is there only one side of COIN?

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Description: This research compares the narratives of NATO press releases with Associated Press and Reuters news articles, focusing on the counterinsurgency themes of security and stability in the war in Afghanistan. Seven hundred sixty press releases and two hundred eleven news articles content were analyzed for themes related to the ongoing counterinsurgency campaign over a one-year period, from June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011. NATO forces disseminated more information about security-related themes than the selected news organizations; the media focused their attention on death and violence, largely ignoring stability-related stories. The findings suggest the U.S. domestic audience primarily, through these leading news services was presented with one aspect of the counterinsurgency campaign, that of combat operations in Afghanistan.
Language: English
Format: Degree Work