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dc.contributor.advisorEthan Zuckerman.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGoncalves, Alexandre Aen_US
dc.contributor.otherMIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-05T20:03:11Z
dc.date.available2015-01-05T20:03:11Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/92660
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M. in Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Humanities, Graduate Program in Science Writing, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 83-104).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research analyzes the battle of frames in the controversy surrounding rolezinhos- flashmobs organized by low-income youth in Brazilian shopping malls. To analyze the framing of these events, a corpus of 4,523 online articles was compiled. These articles, published between December 7th, 2013, and February 23 rd, 2014, were investigated using Media Cloud-the system for large scale content analysis developed by the Berkman Center at Harvard and the MIT Center for Civic Media. Data from Facebook indicated which articles received more attention on the social network. A framing analysis was performed to describe the conflicting frames in the debate. The 60 most popular texts--those that attracted 55% of the social media attention in the corpus-were content analyzed. They served as an input for a hierarchical cluster analysis algorithm that grouped articles with similar frame elements. The result of the cluster analysis led to the identification of three frames: one that criminalized rolezinhos or at least tried to discourage them (arrastdo frame), another that acquitted the youth and blamed police, government, State, or society for discriminating poor citizens (apartheid frame), and a third frame that criticized both conservatives and progressives for using the controversy to push their particular agendas (middle ground frame). After finding the keywords that singled out each frame, natural language processing methods helped to describe the genesis and evolution of those frames in the overall corpus as well as the framing strategies of the main actors.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Alexandre A. Goncalves.en_US
dc.format.extent104 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectGraduate Program in Science Writing.en_US
dc.subjectComparative Media Studies/Writing.en_US
dc.titleConflicting Frames : the dispute over the meaning of rolezinhos in Brazilian mediaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M. in Comparative Media Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writingen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Comparative Media Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc898185454en_US


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