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Cyberterrorism and the News Media / Stuart Macdonald; Lee Jarvis; Tom Chen; Andrew Whiting

Swansea University Author: Macdonald, Stuart

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This report provides an overview of findings from a research project exploring how mainstream media represent cyberterrorism. The research was conducted in the summer of 2013, and focused on a sample of thirty-one news outlets (selected for reasons of accessibility, language, diversity of geographic...

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Published: 2014
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa48166
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Abstract: This report provides an overview of findings from a research project exploring how mainstream media represent cyberterrorism. The research was conducted in the summer of 2013, and focused on a sample of thirty-one news outlets (selected for reasons of accessibility, language, diversity of geographical origin, and, diversity of political perspective). The report explores news content produced by these 31 outlets between 1 January 2008 and 8 June 2013. These dates were selected because they cover a significant period of time (over five years), during which a number of key events occurred including: the cyberattacks on Georgia, the Stuxnet revelations, and the release of the UK’s Cyber Security Strategy. Items were added to our corpus using a keyword search for the terms “cyber terrorism”, “cyberterrorism” and “cyber terror”, with a total of 535 items identified for coding and analysis.
Keywords: Cyberterrorism, media, news
College: Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law