Talking About Poverty: News Framing Of Who Is Responsible For Causing And Fixing The Problem

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Andrew Davis, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This study explores how the American news media frame the poverty issue, looking at the way the media present its causes and solutions. It also examines the notion of frame building, exploring the factors that may influence the media's selective uses of certain frames. Media attributions of responsibility are largely societal, focusing on the causes and solutions at the social rather than personal level. Liberal newspapers made more references than conservative papers to social causes and solutions. Television news is slightly less likely than newspapers to make social-level attributions.

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Kim S-H, Carvalho JP, Davis AC. Talking about Poverty: News Framing of Who is Responsible for Causing and Fixing the Problem. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. 2010;87(3-4):563-581. doi:10.1177/107769901008700308. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2010
news media, poverty, society, culture, newspapers, television news, social problems, journalism, ethics, mass communication, communication

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