Local And National News Narratives Pentad 2

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This is a brief overview of local versus national coverage of a Tom Delay. Developed from an NCA Conference paper

This is a brief overview of local versus national coverage of a Tom Delay. Developed from an NCA Conference paper

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  • 1. Local and National News Narratives:Difference at the Pentadic Ratio Level Wade Harmon Student Paper National Communication Association 2007 Communication Theory Lecture Gangnon 17.11.2009
  • 2. Basic Reminder: 5 Key Terms
    • Act
    • Scene
    • Agent
    • Agency
    • Purpose
  • 3. 20 Possible Terms/Ratios
    • Scene Act
    • Scene Agent
    • Scene Agency
    • Scene Purpose
    • Act Scene
    • Act Agent
    • Act Agency
    • Act Purpose
  • 4. Connection Back to Last Lecture
    • Each term can be the anchor or a secondary term
      • 4 relationships per term as anchor
      • 4 relationships per term as secondary
        • Scene-Act does not equal Act-Scene
        • Agent-Agency does not equal Agency-Agent
  • 5. Tom Delay
    • Powerful Member of the US Congress
    • Republican (President Bush’s Party)
    • Results:
      • National: Agent-Purpose
        • H e causes the problem by his motives
      • Local: Agent: Act
        • D emonstrate ‘normal’ human behavior
  • 6. More on Delay
    • Local: Scene-Agent
      • S cene controls the actions
      • Avoiding Scapegoating?
    • National: Agent-Scene
      • T he Agent (Delay) controls the scene
      • Scapegoating
  • 7. 2004 Presidential Election
    • Agent-Act (most important overall)
      • National: power to influence events
      • Local: identification through personality
    • Scene-Agent
      • National: how will the person act in context
      • Local: Less present
        • Agency most important in local coverage (Personality)