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News Narratives and News Framing : Constructing Political Reality - Karen S. Johnson-Cartee

News Narratives and News Framing

Constructing Political Reality

Paperback Published: 28th October 2004
ISBN: 9780742536630
Number Of Pages: 376

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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!

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.--W Lance Bennett, University of Washington

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Social Construction of Realityp. 1
Public Opinion and Public Policyp. 43
Journalism at a Crossroadsp. 71
Newsgathering Mythologies and Strategic Ritualsp. 111
News as Narrativep. 147
Actors in the Social Construction of Newsp. 183
Standardization in Framingp. 219
Personalized and Confrontational News Framingp. 255
The 1986 Drug War and Media Convergencep. 301
Referencesp. 307
Indexp. 353
About the Authorp. 361
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ISBN: 9780742536630
ISBN-10: 0742536637
Series: Communication, Media, and Politics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 28th October 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.34  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.58