Bachelor of Arts
The Bosnian War and the atrocities that accompanied it headlined media sources around the world from 1992 to 1995. Journalists who covered the war later produced memoirs of their time within the region. These accounts influenced the views and language of other journalists who wrote for newspapers in the United States at the time. This can be seen through the development of common language among journalists, such as the term “ethnic cleansing.” This project examines articles from United States newspapers, from their early coverage of the conflict to their later efforts to encourage American intervention in Bosnia. These newspapers guided their readership to support an interventionist policy by the United States, which was realized in the Dayton Agreement.
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Cheeley, Brant, "Misinformed but Well Meaning: "Ethnic Cleansing" and United States Newspaper Coverage of the Bosnian War From 1992-1995" (2019). Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History). 269.
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