Poster 70: Henry Allen – Content Analysis: Newspaper Coverage of Colony Collapse Disorder

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Faculty mentor: Sara Yeo

Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a widely reported phenomenon where commercial colonies of the European honeybee experience sudden and significant decline due to the loss of adult worker bees.
I conducted a content analysis exploring several ways that newspapers framed CCD.
I gathered a sample of CCD newspaper articles based on certain criterion, then combed each one for the presence (or lack of) for three variables: importance explanation, behavior promotion, and cause/fix responsibility.

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