Analysis of a news story, through the lens of security studies.
Analyse how the news story represents this specific issue by thinking through the following questions. THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ARE GUIDELINES ONLY, they are there to help you think through some issues related to the text. You do not need to answer each question specifically.
What kind of language is used?
Are specific photographs or images used to illustrate the story, and to what effect?
What is the focal point and why?
Who, or what, is missing from the reporting?
How does the news story construct and represent ideas about security, threat, fear and danger?
What is the dominant frame used by the report to represent this issue, and why?
In your discussions, you must draw on one of the theoretical perspectives we covered this semester (e.g. constructivism, gender etc).
You must also use references, and cite your evidence, as well as provide a bibliography at the end.