Doing News Framing Analysis: Emperical and Theoretical Perspectives

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Doing News Framing Analysis provides an interpretive guide to news frames-what they are, how framing effects are uncovered and substantiated in cultural, group, and individual sites. Chapters feature framing analysts reflecting on their own empirical work in research, classroom, and public settings to address specific aspects of framing analysis. Taken together, the collection covers the full range of ways in which framing has been theorized and applied-across topics, sources, mechanisms, and effects.

This volume fosters understanding among the scholarly camps of framing scholars, and encourages greater clarity from framing analysts in all aspects of their empirical inquiry. Chapters offer fresh perspectives from which researchers can begin new research programs puzzle through perplexing problems in a current research program, or expand an existing program. Providing conceptual and methodological guidance, Doing News Framing Analysis will help framing researchers at all levels to better understand news framing and to improve their future news framing research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415992350
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2009
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors vii

Foreword James N. Druckman xiii

Acknowledgments xv

1 Introduction: Doing News Framing Analysis Paul D'Angelo Jim A. Kuypers 1

Part I Perspectives on Frame Building and Frame Definition 15

2 Finding Frames in a Web of Culture: The Case of the War on Terror Stephen D. Reese 17

3 Knowledge Into Action: Framing the Debates Over Climate Change and Poverty Matthew C. Nisbet 43

4 Strategies to Take Subjectivity Out of Framing Analysis Baldwin Van Gorp 84

5 Of Spreading Activation, Applicability, and Schemas: Conceptual Distinctions and Their Operational Implications for Measuring Frames and Framing Effects Bertram T. Scheufele Dietram A. Scheufele 110

6 The Oppositional Framing of Bloggers Stephen D. Cooper 135

Part II Perspectives on Framing Effects 157

7 Studying the Effects of Issue Framing on Public Opinion about Policy Issues: Does What We See Depend on How We Look? Paul R. Brewer Kimberly Gross 159

8 Framing the Economy: Effects of Journalistic News Frames Claes H. De Vreese 187

9 Specificity, Complexity, and Validity: Rescuing Experimental Research on Framing Effects Dhavan V. Shah Michael P. Boyle Mike Schmierbach Heejo Keum Cory L. Armstrong 215

10 Framing the Pictures in Our Heads: Exploring the Framing and Agenda-Setting Effects of Visual Images Renita Coleman 233

Part III Theoretical Integration in News Framing Analysis 263

11 Researching Political News Framing: Established Ground and New Horizons Regina G. Lawrence 265

12 Framing Analysis from a Rhetorical Perspective Jim A. Kuypers 286

13 Framing Through a Feminist Lens: A Tool in Support of an Activist Research Agenda Marie HardinErin Whiteside 312

14 Framing Media Power Robert M. Entman 331

15 Conclusion: Arriving At the Horizons of News Framing Analysis Paul D'Angelo 356

Index 369

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