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Hunt, Katherine. 2015. "Competing for Attention: A Comparative Study of Social Movements and News Media in Abortion Debates." Dissertation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Why do some social movements in abortion debates get more attention from the news media than others? Do movements that support the status quo receive more attention than those opposing the status quo? Through quantitative content analysis of eight major newspapers in South Korea, Ireland, and Canada and fieldwork in South Korea and Ireland, I theorize that antistatus quo groups – whether they are for or against abortion rights – may reopen debate conditions in their countries by strategically using international human rights norms and frames and gaining standing in the news media in environments that tend to be hostile to their views.
Advisor: Ari Kohen