Doing News Framing Analysis
Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives
Doing News Framing Analysis provides an interpretive guide to news frames – what they are, how they can be observed in news texts, and 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.
Table of Contents
Foreword by James N. Druckman
1. Doing News Framing Analysis -- Paul D’Angelo & Jim A. Kuypers
Part 1: Perspectives on Frame Building and Frame Definition
2. Finding Frames in a Web of Culture: The Case of the War on Terror -- Stephen D. Reese
3. Knowledge Into Action: Framing the Debates Over Climate Change and Poverty -- Matthew C. Nisbet
4. Strategies to Take Subjectivity Out of Framing Analysis -- Baldwin Van Gorp
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
6. The Oppositional Framing of Bloggers -- Stephen D. Cooper
Part II: Perspectives on Framing Effects
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
8. Framing the Economy: Effects of Journalistic News Frames -- Claes de Vreese
9. Specificity, Complexity, and Validity: Rescuing Experimental Research on Framing Effects -- Dhavan V. Shah, Michael P. Boyle, Mike Schmierbach, Heejo Keum, & Cory L. Armstrong
10. Framing the Pictures in Our Heads: Exploring the Framing and Agenda-Setting Effects of Visual Images -- Renita Coleman
Part III: Theoretical Integration in News Framing Analysis
11. Researching Political News Framing: Established Ground and New Horizons -- Regina G. Lawrence
12. Framing Analysis From a Rhetorical Perspective -- Jim A. Kuypers
13. Framing Through a Feminist Lens: A Tool in Support of an Activist Research Agenda -- Marie Hardin & Erin Whiteside
14. Framing Media Power -- Robert M. Entman
15. Conclusion: Arriving at the Horizons of News Framing Analysis-- Paul D’Angelo
Paul D’Angelo (Ph.D., Temple University) is an assistant professor of mass media and political communication at The College of New Jersey. His research on theories and effects of news framing in political campaign settings, both within the U.S. and in comparative perspectives, has appeared in American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Communication, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, and the Atlantic Journal of Communication. His work on the disciplinary historiography of political communication has in appeared in Mass Communication and Society and Communication Yearbook.
Jim A. Kuypers (Ph.D., Louisiana State U.) is an associate professor of political communication at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the author or co-author of six books, including Press Bias and Politics: How the Media Frame Controversial Issues, and Bush’s War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in the Terrorist Age. He is a former co-editor for the American Communication Journal. He is the recipient of the American Communication Association’s Outstanding Contribution to Communication Scholarship Award, the Southern States Communication Association’s Early Career Research Award, and Dartmouth College’s Distinguished Lecturer Award. His research interests include political communication, meta-criticism, and the moral/poetic use of language.
"While some academics consider the framing concept past its prime, this volume shows how vibrant, diverse, and global framing research is. Conceptual tensions, the interplay between different actors’ frames, frames in the new and platform driven media landscape, and comparative challenges. All these fundamental perspectives areaddressed in this monumental and timely collection. A must read."
–Claes de Vreese, Ph.D. Professor of Political Communication, University of Amsterdam.
"Paul D’Angelo puts on a command performance as editor, assembling a world-class team of researchers who make a definitive statement about how news framing research ought to be conducted—and the issues that arise in examining the lenses through which journalists produce news to an awaiting world. Part reflection on the craft of media research, part empirical demonstration, equal measures insightful, Doing Framing Analysis II should be on the shelf of every serious analyst of news."
– Erik P. Bucy, Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication, Texas Tech University