ARTICLE: Journalists struggle against framing

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Framing as a part and parcel of the journalistic process is an uncomfortable thought to journalists, write Jan Boesman and Baldwin Van Gorp, both of KU Leuven. The authors conducted over 200 hours of observations in the newsrooms of the Belgian newspaper De Morgen and the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant.

Journalists in the two newspapers use the terms “frame” and “framing” in describing their quest to consistently abandon mainstream frames. Both of the papers strive to deframe or reframe current events, yet remaining more or less oblivious to their underlying meta-frames, the authors find.

The article An Insidious Poison or a Door to the Story? was published by the journal Journalism Practice. It is available online (abstract free).

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