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Analysis of new coverage on proposition 8 from Los Angeles and Ireland

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  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Frequency
  4. Placement within the newspaper
  5. Authors for different articles
  6. Information and Themes
  7. Sources to the articles
  8. Conclusion

The elections that took place in November 2008 provided historical opportunities for change in many areas of social and political concern. While the Presidential race was consuming the majority of news coverage, another election in California was also recognized as having national importance and interest. Proposition 8 was a ballot referendum that asked California voters to answer, ?Should the California constitution be changed to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry, providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California??

[...] on 8 lead is eroding in poll.? Los Angeles Times 23 Oct Home Edition: A1. Lexis-Nexis Academic Nov Garrison, Jessica, and Maura Dolan. ?Justices will hear Prop challenges.? Los Angeles Times 20 Nov Home Edition: A1. Lexis-Nexis Academic.5 Dec Garrison, Jessica and Dan Morain. ?Voters warm to gay marriage.? Los Angeles Times 19 Jul Home Edition: B4. Lexis-Nexis Academic Dec Hennessy, Mark. ?Vote could put end to same-sex marriage.? The Irish Times 21 Oct. [...]


[...] Conclusion The Los Angeles Times provided much more coverage on Proposition 8 than The Irish Times. Even so, The Irish Times did provide a good amount of coverage of Prop 8 with detailed information for the people of Ireland. It makes sense that the Los Angeles Times would enjoy much more coverage time, more prominent placement, and longer, more detailed articles. It is clear that both newspapers view gay marriage as a significant social issue and something that should be reported on, and it is a very popular issue currently. [...]

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