Ending Decades of Animosity: Framing 2014 Thaw in US-Cuba Diplomatic Relations in the Washington Post and Miami Herald
Former Journalism Lecturer, Massey University, New Zealand
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- El-Bendary Md
Former Journalism Lecturer
Massey University, New Zealand
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Received date April 25, 2016; Accepted date April 28, 2016; Published date May 02, 2016
Citation: El-Bendary M (2016) Ending Decades of Animosity: Framing 2014 Thaw in US-Cuba Diplomatic Relations in the Washington Post and Miami Herald. J Pol Sci Pub Aff 4:199. doi:10.4172/2332-0761.1000199
Copyright: © 2016 El-Bendary M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
On December 17, 2014, US President Barak Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro simultaneously announced from Washington and Havana that their countries would resume diplomatic relations ended half a century ago. But how did the US press frame the détente? Exploratory and comparative in nature, the study mainly and inclusively examinesvia qualitative and quantitative analysis-the US press’s coverage of the restoration of US-Cuba diplomatic relations. It seeks out the themes in newspaper opinion items in the Miami Herald and The Washington Post to explain the American public’s position and interpretation of Obama’s new Cuba policy.