News Narratives and News Framing: Constructing Political Reality (Communication, Media, and Politics)

News Narratives and News Framing: Constructing Political Reality (Communication, Media, and Politics)

By: Karen S. Johnson-Cartee (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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.


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742536623
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780742536623
  • weight: 603
  • ISBN10: 0742536629

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