Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Journalism and Mass Communications

First Advisor

Richard W. Lee


It seems to the unfamiliar with the Arab world that all Arab countries are the same. The Arab countries speak the same language, Arabic; have the same dominant religion, Islam; share the same geographical boundaries; have the same cultural and historical backgrounds; and share the same future as developing countries. The American media, and probably European media, are used, in many cases, to stereotype the Arab countries as one whole. Nevertheless, the Arab countries vary one from another in many characteristics such as natural resources, kind of rule, literacy rate and population density and growth. Egypt is one of these Arab countries. It was the leader of the Arab nations in the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially before the peace· treaty between Egypt and Israel in 1979. No other Arab country has, or is even close to, the now 45 million population of Egypt. That population is growing at the rate of one million yearly. Also, no other Arab country, after the Palestinians, of course, has suffered from wars with Israel and from crusades for Arab unity and against imperialism like Egypt. This study is an attempt to answer these questions using the content analysis technique. A selected sample of The New York Times during two different periods of the American-Egyptian relations will be content-analyzed. The first period is the years 1967, 1968 and 1969 when there was no diplomatic representation between America and Egypt. The years 1977, 1978 and 1979 constitute the second period which is characterized by good relations between the two countries. Since this study is a content analysis of The New York Times during two different periods in the American-Egyptian relations, a look at changes of these relations is useful.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

New York times.
Egypt -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Egypt -- In mass media.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Egypt.



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South Dakota State University


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