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How the news is framed & how it affects your brain


News Frames is a UK site on media framing »


New book!

Lazy Person’s Guide to Framing – now available on Kindle at Amazon. Read it before it’s too late. More details here.

Latest blog post:

Framing vs “Orwellian language”Orwell’s fiction ‘memes’Newspeak, doublethink, Big Brother, etc – still sound resonant, but his famous essay, Politics and the English Language, seems outdated (and wrong) in important respects. Of course, you can’t blame Orwell for not knowing what cognitive science and neuroscience would discover after his death… Read post…

Other recent posts:

Lakoff in Guardian
Anti-news (or “assorted gibberish”)
Populist framing, left & right

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:


“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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