Epistemology of News Frame: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Epistemology of News Frame

1st Edition

By Wei Xiao


276 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367435349
pub: 2020-02-15
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“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.

Table of Contents

List of figures. List of tables. Foreword. Acknowledgements 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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies