The narratives of Charlie Hebdo’s attack A cross-national study of the news coverage

TítolThe narratives of Charlie Hebdo’s attack A cross-national study of the news coverage
Tipus de publicacióJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AutorsGómez-Domínguez, P, Candelaria-Rivera, G, Pérez Latorre, Ó, Gómez-Puertas, L
JournalEstudios Sobre el Mensaje Periodístico
Volum23
Edició1
Date Published1-6-2017
Paraules clauArgelia, Charlie Hebdo, content analysis, France, Semiotics, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
Resum

This study proposes an analysis of the front pages in the coverage of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in major newspapers in France, USA, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Algeria. We applied a mixed methodology that combines quantitative/qualitative content analysis, semiotic analysis and frame-inductive analysis. The results show significant differences between countries in terms of formal coverage, presence and distribution of text and image. In addition, we found two great narrative programs. The Algerian, claiming the innocence of the Muslim community and blames Western and Arab political leaders. And the French, with a program alluding to social empowerment and government support to defend freedom of speech. As the general conclusion, the widely shared story was the French’s Western-imposed over the Algerian-Arabic narrative.

Short TitleLas narrativas del ataque contra Charlie Hebdo. Un estudio de la cobertura periodística internacional