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Media@LSE MSc Dissertation Series

This is a selection of the best dissertations authored by students from our MSc-programme

These MSc dissertations have been selected by the editor and deputy editor of the Media@LSE WP-Series and consequently, are not the responsibility of the WP-Series Editorial Board.

2016

No 189 Loudspeaker Broadcasting as Community Radio: A qualitative analysis of loudspeaker broadcasting in contemporary rural China in the framework of alternative media Shutong Wang

No 188 21st Century Cholos Representations of Peruvian youth in the discourse of El Panfleto Esteban Bertarelli

No 187 Representations of Calendar Girls and An Ideology of Modernity in 1930s Republican Shanghai Yifan Song 

No 186 Reality Television as a Neoliberal Technology of Citizenship? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Điều Ước Thứ Bảy Vu Anh Ngoc Nguyen

No 185 Truth on Trial: Indigenous News Media and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Tomas Borsa

No 184 No Place Like Home: Analysing Discursive Constructions of ‘Home’ in Canadian Mainstream Newspaper Coverage of the Elsipogtog Protest Brooklyn Tchozewski

No 183 Modiplomacy and Diaspower: The discursive construction of modernity and national identity in Narendra Modi’s communication with the Indian diaspora Saanya Gulati

No 182 “The centre must hold”: Partisan dealignment and the rise of the minor party at the 2015 general election Peter Carrol

No 181 ‘Rapefugees Not Welcome’. Ideological Articulations of Media Discourses on Migrants and Refugees in Europe: New Racism and Othering – A Critical Discourse Analysis Monica Ibrahim

No 180 Constructing Connectivity: A Qualitative Analysis of the Representation of the Connected and Unconnected Others in Facebook’s Internet.org Campaign Minji Lee

No 179 Space and Place: The Communication of Gentrification to Young People in Hackney Kimberley Brown

No 178 Adherence to the protest paradigm? An examination of Singapore’s news coverage of Speakers’ Corner protests from 2000 to 2015 Joann Tan

No 177 The system is rigged: A discursive analysis of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Jessica Cullen

No 176  An Examination of American Mainstream Media Discourse of Solidarity and Citizenship in the Reporting of the Black Lives Matter Campaign Eilis Yazdani

No 175 Are All Lives Valued? Worthy 'Us', Unworthy 'Others'. A Comparative Content Analysis of Global News Agencies’. Pictorial Representation of the Paris Attacks and the Beirut Bombings. Dokyum Kim 

No 174 Imperial remains: A Critical Discourse Analysis of a Televised Retelling of the Portuguese Colonial Period Beatriz Serra

No 173 Unmasking USAID Pakistan’s Elite Stakeholder Discourses: Towards an Evaluation of the Agency’s Development Interventions Anum Pasha

2015

No 172 Boundary Work between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Global News Agencies’ Double Standard on the Construction of Forced Migrants by Geographical Proximity Woo-chul Kim

No 171 Why Did Our Watchdog Fail? A Counter Perspective on the Media Coverage of the 2007 Financial Crisis Tran Thuy-Anh Huynh

No 170 Unmasking ‘Sidekick’ Masculinity: A Qualitative Investigation of How Asian-American Males View Emasculating Stereotypes in U.S. Media Steffi Lau

No 169 The Silence of the Lamb: Animals in Biopolitics and the Discourse of Ethical Evasion Sana Ali

No 168 The Tartan Other: A qualitative analysis of the visual framing of Alex Salmond and the Scottish National Party in the British Press Ross Alexander Longton

No 167 The Unmasking of Burmese Myth in Contemporary Thai Cinema Pimtong Boonyapataro

No 166 Neoliberal Capitalism, Transnationalism and Networked Individualism: Rethinking Social Class in International Student Mobility Nguyen Quynh Tram Doan 

No 165 The New Media Elite: How has Participation been Enabled and Limited in Leaders Live Online Political Debates Matilde Giglio

No 164 Constructing a Sense of Place through New Media: A Case Study of Humans of New York Mariele O’Reilly

No 163 The failure of cosmopolitanism and the reinforcement of hierarchical news: managing the visibility of suffering throughout the Multimodal Analysis of the Charlie Hebdo versus the Baga terrorist attacks Maria Paola Pofi

No 162 Imagining (In)security: Towards Developing Critical Knowledges of Security in a Mediated Social World Kathryn Higgins

No 161 Tweens Logged In: How Social Norms and Media Literacy Relate to Children’s Usage of Social Media Kalina Asparouhova

No 160 Finding Ferguson: Geographic Scale in the United States’ National Nightly Network News John Ray 

No 159 Solidarity as Irony: Audience Responses to Celebrity Advocacy Isabel Kuhn

No 158 Phantasmagoric Nationalism: State power and the diasporic imagination Felicia Wong 

No 157 Investigating Music Consumption ‘Circuits of Practice’ Eva Tkavc Dubokovic

No 156 A complex history turned into a tale of reconciliation: A critical discourse analysis of Irish newspaper coverage of the Queen’s visit to the Republic of Ireland Ciara Spencer

No 155 Economic power of e-retailers via price discrimination in e-commerce: price discrimination’s impact on consumers’ choices and preferences and its position in relation to consumer power Arina Vlasova

No 154 Exploring the Boundaries of Crowd Creation: A study on the value of voice in neoliberal media culture Ana Ecaterina C. Tan

No 153 “Songs of Guilt”: When Generosity is to Blame - A Content Analysis of the Press and Social Media Reactions to U2’s “Songs of Innocence” Giveaway on iTunes Alessandro Volonté

2014

No 152 Hybridity within Peer Production: The Power Negotiation of Chinese Fansub Groups Zongxiao Rong

No 151 Writing On the Wall: Conversations with Beirut's Street Artists Zeina Najjar

No 150 'Gaining Control with the Power of the Gun and Maintaining Control with the Power of the Pen': A Content Analysis of Framing the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in the People's Daily Yuanyuan Liu

No 149 Let My Voices be Heard: A Qualitative Study of Migrant Workers' Strategies of Mediation Resistance in Contemporary China Yijun Chen

No 148 'Popular Politics': A Discourse Theory Analysis of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's TV/radio Program Citizen Link Veronica Leon Burch

No 147 A Comparative Analysis of Chinese, Western and African Media Discourse in the Representation of China's Expansion of Economic Engagements in Africa Tong Wei

No 146 Ideological Trafficking of God and the Other Sultana Haider

No 145 The Maasai and the Internet: Online Civil Participation and the Formation of a Civic Identity in Rural Kenya Stine Ringnes Wilhelmsen

No 144 Wood in Water Does Not a Crocodile Make: Migrants Virtual Place-making, Ontological Security and Cosmopolitanism in the Transnational Social Field Sheetal Kumar

No 143 Droning On: A Critical Analysis of American Policy and News Discourse on Drone Strikes Sadaf Khan

No 142 The Impact of Mass Media Sentiments on Returns and Volatility in Asset Markets: Evidence from Algorithmic Content Analysis Panu Kuuluvainen

No 141 Problematising the Self-Representation of Race and Gender in Vines: Who has the Last Laugh? Shaikha Nurfarah Mattar

No 140 Corporate Public Apologies, or Capitalism in Other Words Nina M Chung

No 139 Agenda Setting and Framing in the UK Energy Prices Debate Nicholas Davies

No 138 'It is of Inestimable Benefit': Communicating American Science Policy in the Post-Cold War Era Mercedes Wilby

No 137 Beyond Twenty Cents: The Impact of the Representation of Violence on the Coverage of the Brazilian Protests of June 2013 by the Mass Media Margarida Gorecki Telles

No 136 Framing Françafrique: Neo-colonial Framing Practices in Le Monde's Coverage of the French Military Interventions in Mali and the Central African Republic Lucie Gagniarre 

No 135 Representing Persia: A Discourse Analysis of The American Print Media's Coverage of Iran Kyle Bowen

No 134 From Fat Cats to Cool Cats: CEOs and Micro-celebrity Practices on Twitter Julia Regina Austmann

No 133 Critically Imagining Ineternet Governance: A Content Analysis of the Marco Civil da Internet Public Consultation João Carlos Magalhães

No 132 The Ambiguous ICT: Investigating How Tablet Users Relate to and Interact with Their Device Jessica Blank

No 131 Threats, Parasites and Others: The Visual Framing of Roma Migrants in the British Press Grace Waters

No 130 Fifty Years of Negativity: An Assessment of Negative Compaigning in Swedish Parlimentary Election Campaigns 1956-2006 Gustav Gidenstam

No 129 The Talking Dog: Representations of Self and Others in Japanese Advertising Eryk Salvaggio

No 128 The Selfie Protest: A Visual Analysis of Activism in the Digital Age Clare Sheehan

No 127 Negativity and Australian Political Discourse: A Case Study of the Australian Liberal Party's 2013 Election Television Advertising Clare Creegan

No 126 What are You Laughing at? A Social Semiotic Analysis of Ironic Racial Stereotypes in Chappelle's Show Cindy Ma

No 125 Reconsidering Agenda Setting and Intermedia Agenda Setting from a Global Perspective: A Cross-National Comparative Agenda Setting Test Christoph Rosenthal

No 124 Big Data Exclusions and Disparate Impact: Investigating the Exclusionary Dynamics of Big Data Phenomenon Charly Gordon

No 123 Tabloidisation of the Norwegian News Media: A Quantitative Analysis of Print and Online Newspaper Platforms Celine Storstad Gran

No 122 Red, White and Afro Caribbean: A Qualitative Study of Afro-Caribbean American Identity During the Olympic Games Ashley Gordon

No 121 The City without Gates: Facebook and the Social Surface Andrew Crosby

No 120 Yes I Do Mind: Constructing Discourses of Resistance against Racial Microaggressions on Tumblr Abigail Kang

2013

No 119 Tensions in Urban Street Art: a Visual Analysis of the Online Media Coverage of Banksy Slave Labour Elisabetta Crovara

No 118 The Sticky Case of Sticky Data: An Examination of the Rationale, Legality, and Implementation of a Right to Data Portability Under European Competition Law Paul T. Moura

No 117 Pinning Pretty: A Qualitative Study of Pinterest Users' Practices and Views Elizabeth White

No 116 Comparing Perceptions of NGOs and CSR: Audience Evaluations and Interpretations of Communications Gitanjali Co Devan Anderson

No 115 What is Web-Populism doing to Italian Politics? The Discursive Construction of 'Grillini' vis-a-vis the Antagonist Other Isadora Arredondo

No 114 Yellow Skin-White Prison: A Content Analysis of French Television News Broadcast Ngo Bossoro

No 113 A Revisionist Turkish Identity: Power, Religion and Ethnicity as Ottoman Identity in the Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl Esra Doğramacı 

No 112 Behind the Curtain: Women's Representations in Contemporary Hollywood Reema Dutt

No 111 From Liberal Conservative to Conservative Conservative: David Cameron's Political Branding Ignacio José Antonio López Escarcena

No 110 'Micropolitics' and Communication: An Exploratory Study on Student Representatives' Communication Repertoires in University Governance Nora Kroeger

No 109 Ideology No More: A Discourse of Othering in Canadian Mainstream Newspaper Representations of the Idle No More Movement Christian Ledwell

No 108 Media Representation of Nationalism and Immigration: A Case Study of Jamie's Great Britain Xin Liang

No 107 You're Not Alone: Virtual Communities, Online Relationships & Modern Identities in the Military Spouse & Blogging Community Elizabeth M. Lockwood

No 106 Harperist Discourse: Creating a Canadian 'Common Sense' and Shaping Ideology Through Language Mashoka Maimona

No 105 The Spiral of Silence and Social Media: Analysing Noelle-Neumann's Phenomenon Application on the Web during the Italian Political Elections of 2013 Cristina Malaspina

No 104 Participatory Culture on YouTube: A Case Study of the Multichannel Network Machinima Bryan Mueller

No 103 Up the Cascade: Framing of the Concession of the Highway between San Jose and San Ramon Marie Garnier Ortiz

No 102 Science in the Headlines: The Stakes in the Social Media Age Sasjkia Otto

No 101 Representing Disease: An Analysis of Breast Cancer Discourse in the South African Press Lauren Post

No 100 Blob and Its Audience: Making Sense of Meta-Television Giulia Previato

No 99 Streaming the Syrian War: A Case Study of the Partnership between Professional and Citizen Journalists in the Syrian Conflict Madeline Storck

No 98 Immigration Policy Narratives and the Politics of Identity: Causal Issue Frames in the Discursive Construction of America's Social Borders Felicity P. Tan

No 97 Behind 'gift-giving': The Motivations for Sharing Fan-Generated Digital Content in Online Fan Communities Mengchu Wang

No 96 Smartphone Location-based Services in the Social, Mobile, and Surveillance Practices of Everyday Life Carey Wong

No 95 The Impacts of Design on Voluntary Participation: Case Studies of Zimuzu and Baike Li Zeng

2012

No 94  Mediated Politics and Ideology: Towards a New  Synthesis. A case study from the Greek General Election of May 2012 Angelos Kissas

No 93  E-Arranged Marriages:  How have Muslim matrimonial websites affected traditional Islamic courting methods? Ayesha Ahmed

No 92  Hospitality in the Modern Mediapolis: Global Mediation of Child Soldiers in central and east Africa Bridgette Bugay

No 91  Media Framing of the 2009-2010 United States  Health Care Reform Debate: A Content Analysis of U.S. Newspaper Coverage Christina Brown

No 90  Behind the Laughter: Mediating Hegemony through Humour Ningkang Wang

No 89  Saving Europe online?  European identity and the European Union’s Facebook communication during the eurozone crisis Johannes Hillje

No 88  Like it? Ritual Symbolic Exchange Using Facebook’s ‘Like’ Tool Kenneth J. Gamage

No 87  Understanding representations of low-income  Chinese migrant workers through the lens of photojournalists Lee Zhuomin

No 86 The Modernization of Irish Political Campaigning: The 2011 General Election Liam Murphy

No 85  Online Freedom?Film Consumption in the Digital Age Luane Sandrin Gauer

No 84  Audience Reception of Charity Advertising:  Making Sense, Interpreting and Decoding Advertisements That Focus on Human Suffering Magdalini Tsoutsoumpi

No 83 Beneath the Anthropomorphic Veil:  Animal Imagery and Ideological Discourses in British Advertising Manjula Kalliat

No 82  Mobile Discourses:  A Critical Discourse Analysis on  Reports of Intergovernmental Organizations Recommending Mobile Phones for Development  Maria Paola de Salvo

No 81  We the People:  The role of social media in the participatory community of the Tea Party movement Rachel Weiler

No 80  SOPA Deliberation on Facebook:  Deliberation and Facilitation or Mere Mobilization? Ray Wang

No 79  Discerning the Dominant Discourse in the World Summit on the Information Society Ria Sen

No 78  The impact of online health information on the doctor-patient relationship. Findings from a qualitative study Susanne Christmann

No 77  The Influence of Weibo Political Participations on the Political Efficacies of Weibo Users Wenxu Wang

No 76  In what Forms and Patterns does Inequality Exist in the Weibosphere? Xiao Han

No 75  Creating Scandal to Avoid Panic:  How the UK Press Framed the News of the World Phonehacking Scandal  Zuzanna Natalie Blaszkiewicz

2011

No 74 Measuring media pluralism in the convergence era: The case of News Corp’s proposed acquisition of BSkyB Davide Morisi

No 73 Observers, Witnesses, Victims or Activists? How Inuit Voices are Represented in Mainstream Canadian Newspaper Coverage of Global Warming Patricia H. Audette-Longo

No 72 Global journalism, local realities: Ugandan journalists' views on reporting homosexuality Rachael Borlase

No 71 Why pay if it's free? Streaming, downloading, and digital music consumption in the "iTunes era" Theodore Giletti

No 70 Peacebuilding and Public Service Media: Lessons from Star Radio and media development in Liberia Elizabeth Goodfriend

No 69 The Discourse of Protest: Using discourse analysis to identify speech acts in UK broadsheet newspapers Stefan Brambilla Hall

No 68 Life With or Without the Internet: The Domesticated Experiences of Digital Inclusion and Exclusion Mark Holden

No 67 We are all well (and undisrupted) in the shelter - the 33 of us: Narratives in the rescue of the Chilean Miners as a Live Media Event César Antonio Jiménez Martínez

No 66 Critical Failure: Class, Taste and the Value of Film Criticism Moses Lemuel

No 65 The Story of Egypt: Journalistic impressions of a revolution and new media power Thomas Ledwell

No 64 Political Fandom in the Age of Social Media: Case Study of Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign Komal H. Parikh

No 63 Against all odds: Evidence for the 'true' cosmopolitan consumer A cross-disciplinary approach to investigating the Cosmopolitan Condition Saskia Scheibel

No 62 Relating to 'Ohio' in Political Advertisements: Interpreting Representations of Culture in Narratives, Myths, and Symbols from Democratic Spots in the 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign Daniel Schwarz

No 61 Youth Understanding of Climate: Towards a theory of social adaptation to climate change in Africa Hardi Shahadu

2010

No 60 Translating China:A case study of Chinese-English translation in CCTV international broadcasting Yueru Zhang

No 59 From watchdog to lapdog?The impact of government intimidation on the public watchdog performance of peace media in processes of democratisation Michael Spiess

No 58 From Hardback to Software: How the Publishing Industry is Coping with Convergence Lauren Christina Sozio

No 57 Witnessing War: Blogs from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan Jessica Siegel

No 56 Mediated Cosmopolitanism? The Other’s Mediated Dialogical Space on BBC World’s Hardtalk Andrew Rogers

No 55 Reconceptualising IT? Policy Learning and Paradigms of Sustainability in the ICT Policy of the European Union Jussi Nokkala

No 54 ‘Alive with Possibility’: Brand South Africa and the Discursive Construction of South African National Identity Yasuko Murai

No 53 The Journalistic Identities of Liveblogging A Case Study: Reporting the 2009 Post-Election Protests in Iran David McDougall,

No 52 Blogging the Gap: A survey of China bloggers Kerry Arnot

No 51 Young People’s Adoption and Consumption of a Cultural Commodity – iPhone Hui Jiang

No 50 Preserving the Liberal World Order in an Age of Globalization: Representing the People’s Republic of China in the American Prestige Press Jasmine Chan

No 49 In the Name of Allah? Alison Jarrett

No 48 An Investigation into the Meaning of Locally Produced Entertainment Media to Lebanese Women:A Concentration on the Film Sukkar Banat (Caramel) Carol Haidar

No 47 ‘Discuss This Article!’ Participatory Uses of Comment Sections on SPIEGEL ONLINE: A Content Analysis Eilika Freund

No 46 Fleeting Racialisation?: Media Representation of African Americans During the California Proposition 8 Campaign - App 1 - App 2 Tiana Epps-Johnson

No 45 The Big Society Will Not Take Place: Reading Postmodernism in Contemporary Conservative Discourse Matthew Eisner Harle

No 44 Situating the imagination:Turkish soap operas and the lives of women in Qatar Dima Issa

No 43 guardian.co.uk: online participation, ‘agonism’ and ‘mutualisation’ Mariam Cook

No 42 Freedom or intervention: What is the role of the regulator in achieving competitive pay-TV markets? Yi Shen Chan

No 41 The united states of unscreened cinema: The political economy of the self-distribution of cinema in the U.S. Bajir Cannon

No 40 Constructing the virtual body: Self-representation, self-modification and self-perfection in pro-eating disorder websites Gillian Bolsover

No 39 The Altruistic Blockbuster and the Third-World Filmstar Olina Banerji

2009

2008

2007

No 19  A Study on Self-regulatory Initiatives in China's Internet Industry Lijun Cao

No 18  An Exploration of the 2006 Electoral Campaign for the Re-election of Walter Veltroni for Mayor of Rome Maddalena Vianello

No 17  Creating Global Citizens? The Case of Connecting Classrooms Mandeep Samra

No 16  Audience Reception of Health Promoting Advertising Cristian Raftopoulou

No 15  The Game of (Family) Life: Intra-Family Play in the World of Warcraft Holly Peterson

No 14  Global TV and Local Realities: Constructing Narratives of the Self Sunandini Pande

No 13  Twitter: Expressions of the Whole Self Edward Mishaud

No 12  Crowdsourced News: The Collective Intelligence of Amateurs and The Evolution of Journalism Melissa Metzger

No 11  To Support or Distort: An Analysis of Ontario Referendum Campaign Websites Anna Mather

No 10  Political Handbags: The representation of women politicians Eva Markstedt

No 9  Free Speech, Political Correctness and the Public Sphere in a Talk Radio World Michele Margolis

No 8   Propaganda, Grassroots Power, or Online Public Sphere? Zheng Liu

No 7  Preventing Drug Abuse in China: Anti-Drug Campaigns in the Eyes of a Drug User Bo Li

No 6  Taming Technology: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Families and Their Domestication of the Internet Josh Hack

No 5  Keeping up Appearances: Candidate Self-Presentation through Web Videos in the 2008 US Presidential Primary Campaign Nisha Gulati

No 4  The End of the Media's '"War on Terror"? An Analysis of a Declining Frame Dominik Cziesche

No 3  Fantasizing Reality: Wetware, Social Imaginaries, and Signs of Change Jennifer Cross

No 2  The Colbert Nation: A Democratic Place to be? Kristen Boesel

No 1  Media Constructions of Extreme Female Thinness Nelly Abranavel