The Media Portrayal of Homosexuality

The Media Portrayal of Homosexuality

Contemporary Turkish Press

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2010-08-06 )

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In this study, newspapers from contemporary Turkish press newspapers such as Hürriyet, Milliyet, Radikal are considered liberal or left leaning as well as newspapers such as Akit, Milli Gazete, Vakit and Zaman are considered conservative or Islamic newspapers. The news items of the newspapers mentioned above are categorised as presented in the tables prepared. Through these tables, a general perspective on the press coverage in Turkey is revealed by the analysis of the evaluations of the general features of this coverage on homosexuality and homosexuals. An extensive textual analysis is carried out by analysing the news texts regarding three common events covered in most of the newspapers mentioned above to reflect a more accurate and detailed account of the representation of homosexuality and homosexuals in the Turkish Daily Press. In-depth interviews are conducted with homosexuals to find out their point of view on the portrayal of themselves in the Turkish Daily Press. Te findings of the analysis of the press coverage of homosexuality and homosexuals, and the findings of the interviews are compared.

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Özlem Hoşcan

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Media sciences