A Content Analysis of Mozambican Newspapers' Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election

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This study focuses on the amount of coverage given by four major tabloid newspapers-Demos, Zambeze, Savana and Domingo-to the candidates of the major political parties Renamo and Frelimo, during the 2004 presidential race. The number of stories of both parties in those newspapers were counted and calculated by chi-square to determine how much one party was covered than the other identifying signs of balance or bias. The research showed that there was a significant result of 42 percent of likelihood that stories in the four newspapers would either be about Frelimo or Renamo. However, the study also revealed that Frelimo ... continued below

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Namburete, Eliana Munguambe August 2005.

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This study focuses on the amount of coverage given by four major tabloid newspapers-Demos, Zambeze, Savana and Domingo-to the candidates of the major political parties Renamo and Frelimo, during the 2004 presidential race. The number of stories of both parties in those newspapers were counted and calculated by chi-square to determine how much one party was covered than the other identifying signs of balance or bias. The research showed that there was a significant result of 42 percent of likelihood that stories in the four newspapers would either be about Frelimo or Renamo. However, the study also revealed that Frelimo was the party covered most often by Demos, Zambeze and Savana while Renamo was covered most often by Domingo.

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Namburete, Eliana Munguambe. A Content Analysis of Mozambican Newspapers' Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election, thesis, August 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4851/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .