News Narratives and News Framing: Constructing Political Reality

Paperback | October 8, 2004

byKaren S. Johnson-cartee

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News Narratives and News Framing is a revealing look at how the media's construction of news affects our political, economic, and social realities. In this introduction to the theory behind news framing, Karen Johnson-Cartee pulls together elements from communication, journalism, politics, and sociology to create a picture of how news forms these realities for the public. With its comprehensive reference section and suggestions on how to influence the news agenda, this is a beneficial resource for students in political communication, media criticism, and communication theory.

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News Narratives and News Framing is a revealing look at how the media's construction of news affects our political, economic, and social realities. In this introduction to the theory behind news framing, Karen Johnson-Cartee pulls together elements from communication, journalism, politics, and sociology to create a picture of how news ...

Karen S. Johnson-Cartee is professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.07 × 6.23 × 1.04 inPublished:October 8, 2004Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0742536637

ISBN - 13:9780742536630

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 The Social Construction of Reality Chapter 3 2 Public Opinion and Public Policy Chapter 4 3 Journalism at a Crossroads Chapter 5 4 Newsgathering Mythologies and Strategic Rituals Chapter 6 5 News as Narrative Chapter 7 6 Actors in the Social Construction of News Chapter 8 7 Standardization in Framing Chapter 9 8 Personalized and Confrontational News Framing Chapter 10 Appendix: The 1986 Drug War and Media Convergence Chapter 11 References

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A compelling introduction to the idea of news as a social construction. This book combines the classic works from communication and sociology with contemporary research showing how news is constructed and how those constructions matter in today's world. Valuable for both students and scholars.