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New book!

Lazy Person’s Guide to Framing – now available on Kindle at Amazon. It reached #2 Amazon bestseller rating in ‘Propaganda & Spin’ category. More details here…

Latest blog post:

Tabloid stereotypes – typifying classes by worst-cases – Why tabloid stereotypes are so psychologically insidious.  A brief intro to Prototype Theory, Salient Exemplars and the Misleading Vividness fallacy. Read post…

Other recent posts:

The economic “growth” frame – and its opposition
Framing vs “Orwellian language”
Lakoff in Guardian

“News” as story – not facts

Framing: idiots’ guides

Many people (some journalists included) have the misinformed notion that framing is primarily about “spin” or persuasion (marketing/PR). But frames aren’t about “superficial wordplay”; they’re how and why we think “along the lines” we do. I wrote the following to correct some of the common misconceptions:

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“News” & political framing

Here are some examples from this site on how framing may be applied to political and media issues:

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Written by NewsFrames

February 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

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