Why is Paris burning?: comparing French and American newspaper framing of the 2005 riots in Paris' suburbs Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Kurowski, Rachel Michelle
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
  • In this paper, I compare the newspaper coverage by French and American newspapers of the riots that occurred in Paris' suburbs in 2005. These riots were a highly publicized event, as they highlighted the problems with France's integration model. Most of the rioters were Muslim youths, who live in ghettos with poor socioeconomic conditions. I analyzed the articles of a conservative and a liberal paper from each country during the three weeks after the first articles appeared. I looked for national and political framing in each paper. I also found a third frame while doing my research: collective action or injustice.
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