Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of Journalism and Creative Writing


Following the tradition of Max Weber, this thesis is exploring the role of social interaction as an important part of a society. As social interactions encompass a very wide range , the focus is on the role of news in printed media (newspapers) as the part of the social construction of reality where what is defined as reality is in fact a subjective definition upon some event or matter whose Value is inherent within the society. In the definition of Peter Berger, what we know as reality is actually socially reconstructed.



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