Anthony Frampton is a journalist, filmmaker and project manager who has worked in the Caribbean for over 20 years. He pursued a diploma in Mass Communications at the University of the West Indies before completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Ohio University. This year, he completed his PhD at Bowling Green State University in Communication Studies. He is a published scholar who has examined the coverage by the U.S. media of important events with global implications. He is currently researching Hollywood offshore productions, Pan African Cinema, and cultural industries in the developing world.
This qualitative study entitled, Covering FIFA Corruption in a Small Island Developing State, examines the coverage by the Dominica News Online of the controversy involving former President of the Dominica Football Association, Patrick Roland John and Vice President of FIFA, Jack Warner surrounding FIFA’s banning of six Caribbean nationals in a bribery scheme featuring former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam. To collect the data, I search the Dominica News Online database for all the available news articles published on the issue. As part of my content analysis, I utilize a customized thematic framework based on framing theory to identify the major frames. From my analysis, I conclude that overwhelmingly the coverage by the Dominica News Online presented the conflict more as a spectacle than as a complex narrative with deep context and relevant background information.