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In the news: How people with autism are represented in popular print media. Lauren M. Prisco Rene’ E. Wroblewski St. Bonaventure University. Methodology. Use on-line data base – National Newspaper Index

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in the news how people with autism are represented in popular print media

In the news: How people with autism are represented in popular print media

Lauren M. Prisco

Rene’ E. Wroblewski

St. Bonaventure University

methodology
Methodology

Use on-line data base – National Newspaper Index

Search for articles in People, Newsweek, Time, Redbook, Chicago Tribune, NY Times, US News and World Report, Washington Post for the past 3 years.

Searched for the word Autism as a keyword

purpose of research
Purpose of Research

Determine what information the “average Joe” had about people with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Evaluate popular print media for the use of person-first language.

data analysis
Data Analysis
  • Read through all articles and classified them according to content
  • Classifications:
    • Classification-16 Articles
      • Educational (procedure)- 10 Articles
      • Increase in diagnosis- 6 Articles
    • FAQ-3 Articles
data analysis1
Data Analysis
  • Medical-59 Articles
    • Vaccines- 32 Articles
    • Genetics - 7 Articles
    • Insurance - 7 Articles
    • Treatment-5 Articles
    • Other-8 Articles
data analysis2
Data Analysis
  • Personal - 42 Articles
    • Human Interest-23 Articles
    • Crime- 9 Articles
    • Media-10 Articles
  • Services
    • Community-19 Articles
    • Program description
person first language
Person-first language

Yes - 97 Articles

No - 26 Articles