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Key Factors in Frame Building: How Strategic Political Actors Shape News Media Coverage


Hänggli, R (2012). Key Factors in Frame Building: How Strategic Political Actors Shape News Media Coverage. American Behavioral Scientist, 56(3):300-317.

Abstract

In this article, the author focuses on the relationship between political actors and the mass media. The author uses media frames as dependent variables and investigates the factors that influence the presence and frequency of frames applied by journalists (the frames in “news media”). This has come to be known as frame building. The author argues that there are at least three important factors in frame building: power, the salience of the frames in the media input, and the multiplication effect of the minister. Using data from content analyses of campaign material and news media and from interviews with political actors, the author finds support that for frame presence, power is important. For frame frequency, the salience of the frames in the media input and the minister are crucial.

In this article, the author focuses on the relationship between political actors and the mass media. The author uses media frames as dependent variables and investigates the factors that influence the presence and frequency of frames applied by journalists (the frames in “news media”). This has come to be known as frame building. The author argues that there are at least three important factors in frame building: power, the salience of the frames in the media input, and the multiplication effect of the minister. Using data from content analyses of campaign material and news media and from interviews with political actors, the author finds support that for frame presence, power is important. For frame frequency, the salience of the frames in the media input and the minister are crucial.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:frame building, framing, news frames
Language:English
Date:March 2012
Deposited On:02 Apr 2012 10:38
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:45
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:0002-7642
Additional Information:Special Issue Title: Framing Politics: An Integrative Approach
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.1177/0002764211426327
Official URL:http://abs.sagepub.com/content/current
Related URLs:http://abs.sagepub.com/
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-61290

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