Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Stephen D. Cooper
Camilla A. Brammer
Kristine L. Greenwood
Hurricane Katrina is widely regarded as the greatest natural disaster to ever befall the United States. Following the storm’s devastation of the Gulf Coast region, a media firestorm unleashed, seeking to ascribe responsibility to governmental actors for the “failed” response effort. Through a comparative framing analysis, this study sought to investigate how major news outlets, the White House, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency framed the response efforts that followed Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 - Press coverage.
Zuverink, Evan T., "The Storm After The Storm: A Comparative Framing Analysis of Governmental and News Reporting On Hurricane Katrina" (2012). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 238.