Aug
10

Update

Research. Is. Exhausting. So after several weeks of trying to collect data, I thought I had a tedious yet foolproof plan to get it all. Inevitably, something had to go wrong. The state-run newspaper articles became increasingly difficult to find and I was wondering why so many of the newspapers I had looked at initially…
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Jul
21

Update

After struggling to find the archives I needed, I’ve now narrowed the scope of my project even more. I’ll be using Al-Ahram, a semiofficial paper, and Al-Shorouq, an independent paper.

Jun
25

Change of tools

They say a bad carpenter blames her tools. Well, that’s certainly what I was doing, but luckily, I changed my tools, and I’m making progress!

Jun
16

Newspaper archives, Arabic unicode, and ligatures, oh my!

I’ve been working on research for about two weeks now, and the roadblocks have inevitably begun. I started the summer by looking for the parts of my literature review that could use some more work and then moved onto trying to collect data. Unfortunately, the newspapers I thought were available on the LexisNexis database turned…
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May
21

Content Analysis of Egyptian Newspapers

Egypt’s transition from hopeful revolution to failed democracy was a dynamic, fast-paced process. From the ousting of the first democratically elected president to the return to military dictatorship, the rapid development of polarization in Egyptian political opinion suggests that elite actors—strategically deploying the media— attempted to push a political agenda that eventually led to the…
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