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Daily_Mail_17_03_2014Latest blog post:

“News” as story, not facts – No “newsworthy” event (or non-event) has “meaning” without a conceptual frame. We need frames to make sense of anything. As some cognitive scientists point out, we don’t think in terms of neutral “facts” – our thoughts aren’t strung-together facts. We require frames to provide “meaning” to facts. Journalists instinctively know this. Read post…

Other recent posts:

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

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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February 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

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