Sarah Palin and the media during the elections

Angelica Olmos Urbina, University of Texas at El Paso


The purpose of this study is to analyze former candidate Sarah Palin's portrayal by the media during the 2008 political campaign for vice-president of the United States. Through media framing, political communication, politics and the media, the study will present a qualitative study on her portrayal through two different media sources. The presidential elections of 2008 involved two women, a first in American history, and made waves for varying reasons. The purpose of the study is to build a greater understanding between the unique relationship between the media and political candidates.

Subject Area

Communication|Political science

Recommended Citation

Urbina, Angelica Olmos, "Sarah Palin and the media during the elections" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1551254.