An examination of the media’s representation of trauma in the aftermath of the Omagh bombing, looking specifically at local and national newspapers

Gamble, Melanie A. (2011) An examination of the media’s representation of trauma in the aftermath of the Omagh bombing, looking specifically at local and national newspapers. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The Omagh bomb signalled an end to the Troubles which had plagued Northern Ireland for over thirty years. However, it was the worst bombing in the history of the Troubles and claimed the lives of twenty-nine men women and children and the lives of two unborn babies along with injuring hundreds of people. The media, both local and national, can be seen to be beneficial rather than detrimental to the victims and the wider community in the aftermath of the Omagh bomb by appealing to collective grief and loss. Using the theory in relation to grief, anger and blame this study explores how the local and national media represented the aftermath of the Omagh bomb and how those representations constructed public perceptions of the atrocity.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 14:03
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:58
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/7042

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