By: Hannah Griffin
Advances in technology are changing how we communicate. More importantly, they are changing the way information is received and how public opinion is formed. This capstone project explores the increasing interconnectedness between news media, public policy, and public opinion through an analysis of both theories and practices related to public diplomacy and both social media and digital media. A case analysis of Israel’s public diplomacy efforts on social media platforms were reviewed in conjunction with mainstream American news media coverage of Israel on digital platforms to better understand how Israel establishes its own narrative among American audiences, and how the American news media’s framing of Israel interacts with this narrative.