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dc.contributor.authorLawhorne, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-26T20:33:47Z
dc.date.available2021-02-26T20:33:47Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/11871
dc.descriptionMaster's Project (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2020en_US
dc.description.abstractA large body of literature suggests that in media history there exists prominent narrative themes about the State of Alaska. These themes affect both resident and visitor perceptions and judgements about what life is and should be in Alaska and subsequently, create values that ultimately influence how the state operates. The evolution of these themes are understood in a modern capacity in the Alaska reality television phenomenon of the early 2000’s. This study concludes that the effect of these forms of media may create conflict and ultimately, may not work in the state’s best interests. The researcher believes that the state has new tools to use in its image management. She recommends that new forms of media be cultivated Alaskan residents, tourism industry leaders and special interest groups as a means of alleviating the misrepresentations, expanding communication representation and developing positive visitor experiences for younger visitors who utilize new forms of media. Communication Theory, interviews and content analysis are used to present a study on Alaskan culture, its presence in media and the influence mass media has on this unique environment.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.title'I am the last frontier': idealized Alaskan themes through media and their influence on culture, tourism, and policyen_US
dc.typeMaster's Projecten_US
dc.type.degreemsen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Communication and Journalismen_US
dc.contributor.chairHum, Rich
dc.contributor.committeeO’Donoghue, Brian
dc.contributor.committeeMcDermott, Tori
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-26T20:33:48Z


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