The Morality of May 2, 2011: A Content Analysis of U.S. Headlines Regarding the Death of Osama bin Laden

  title={The Morality of May 2, 2011: A Content Analysis of U.S. Headlines Regarding the Death of Osama bin Laden},
  author={N. Bowman and R. Lewis and Ron Tamborini},
  journal={Mass Communication and Society},
  pages={639 - 664}
  • N. Bowman, R. Lewis, Ron Tamborini
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Mass Communication and Society
  • Following the death of Osama bin Laden in the late hours of May 1, 2011, many print newspapers throughout the United States and the world ran front-page coverage of his death the following day. Although public support for bin Laden's death was largely consistent, newspaper headlines across the country varied in their presentation of the story, from “Got the Bastard!” to a more stoic “bin Laden dead.” Content analysis derived from the model of intuitive morality and exemplars (MIME) was applied… CONTINUE READING
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