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Title:Hacked: a qualitative analysis of media coverage of the Sony breach
Author(s):Williams, Bre'Ona Janese; Bengert, Alina; Ward-Caldwell, Brenasia S
Subject(s):cyber
hack
data breach
media
audience
Abstract:With the increase of cyber-attacks, online news media has focused on reporting the immediate consequences after each attack to its audience. While the attention may be on one particular hacking event, media sources tend to analyze and discuss events differently. Focusing on one of the most recent data breaches, the Sony hack, this research describes the findings on the portrayal of the Sony hack by three different online news sources during the first ten days following the breach. A qualitative analysis of data shows each source discussed the hack in a way that appeals to its respective target audience. This research demonstrates that news sources report on the same subject differently in order to adhere to the interest and expectations of their respective audiences.
Issue Date:2016-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:NA
Series/Report:IConference 2016 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89417
DOI:10.9776/16335
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-08


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