A frame analysis was conducted on newspaper editorials about the Patriot Act. Editors initially positioned the Act as a violation of civil rights. This “civil liberty” frame emphasized potential social problems that may arise from the Act by connecting it excessive law enforcement power. The discourse changed in 2004 where the Act was primarily used to support election commentary thereby diminishing the cultural importance of it.
|State||Published - Aug 10 2007|
|Event||Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference - Washington, DC|
Duration: Aug 10 2007 → Aug 10 2007
|Other||Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference|
|Period||08/10/07 → 08/10/07|