News Narratives and News Framing: Constructing Political Reality

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 361 pages
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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. Visit our website for sample chapters!
 

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Contents

The Social Construction of Reality
1
Public Opinion and Public Policy
43
Journalism at a Crossroads
71
Newsgathering Mythologies and Strategic Rituals
111
News as Narrative
147
Actors in the Social Construction of News
183
Standardization in Framing
219
Personalized and Confrontational News Framing
255
The 1986 Drug War and Media Convergence
301
References
307
Index
353
About the Author
361
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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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