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dc.contributor.advisorRutherford, Tracyen_US
dc.creatorNorwood, Jennifer Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-04-12T16:07:07Z
dc.date.available2006-04-12T16:07:07Z
dc.date.created2005-12en_US
dc.date.issued2006-04-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/3353
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluated photographs used in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report in stories about biotechnology and food safety issues from the years 2000 and 2001. This study implemented a semiotic methodology to determine if the messages conveyed by the photographs positively or negatively communicated agricultural issues. This research found that the news magazines had a balanced number of positive and negative photographs. Data indicated that many of the photographs involved similar subjects and, therefore, could be promoting stereotypes. This research also examined the technical methods used by photographers and found that the majority of the photographs were taken with very similar camera settings. This study also found that magazines use a large number of staged shots as opposed to a more documentary style. This staging indicates that photographers have control in the messages communicated to the viewer of the photograph.en_US
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectagricultureen_US
dc.subjectvisual communicationsen_US
dc.subjectsemioticsen_US
dc.subjectphotographsen_US
dc.titleA semiotic analysis of biotechnology and food safety photographsen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDooley, Kim E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRigsby, Enrique D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStarr, Douglass Pen_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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