Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2016 Isabel A. Carter-Kahn
This thesis is concerned with the question of whether mainstream political media has been captured by misleading, narrative driven content during the post-primary portion of the 2016 United States presidential election cycle. I conducted an analysis of content of political articles and compared the factual information contained within to how the publication framed the story. I surveyed of two types of political news story from the election: conspiracy theory and scandal. When narrative influence was found, I then traced the narrative to its origin to determine which actors had gatekeeping power over mainstream media.
Carter-Kahn, Isabel, "Digital Media and the Collapse of News Gatekeeping Power During the 2016 Presidential Election" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 927.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.