1st Edition

Epistemology of News Frame

By Xiao Wei Copyright 2020
    308 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    306 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    “Frame analysis” has long been an active field in journalism and communication, but there are many chaotic, ambiguous definitions and duplicated studies.
       This book combines subjective philosophy with empirical research to fully explore what news framing is and how a media organization's news frame is constructed. Topics discussed include connotation and composition, facts and sources, functions and effects, construction and updates, competition and negotiation, presenting as a whole a clear and systematic epistemological framework and providing inspiration for news frame researchers, media practitioners and the public to understand the role of the news media.
       In addition, the book also examines and analyses empirical cases from different countries and regions, including particular emphasis on frame analysis in China, which can help foreign readers better understand Chinese media reports.

    List of figures.  List of tables.  Foreword.  Acknowledgments  Chapter 1 Introduction: News Frame, Communication Subject and Reality Construction  Chapter 2 Literature Review and Research Approach  Chapter 3 Connotation and Composition of News Frame  Chapter 4 Source of News Frame  Chapter 5 Function and Effect of News Frame  Chapter 6 Construction and Update of News Frames  Chapter 7 News Frames Interaction: Competition and Negotiation Between Subjects  Chapter 8 Discussion on the News Framework from Different Perspectives  Chapter 9 Conclusion  Postscript to the Chinese Edition.  References.  Index


    Xiao Wei is an associate professor of School of Journalism & Communication, Jinan University, China. She has been devoted to the research on news conception and development of journalism for many years.