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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. It reached #2 Amazon bestseller rating in ‘Propaganda & Spin’ category. More details here…

Latest blog post:

Media criticism – the state it’s in – I look at reasons why media criticism hasn’t evolved much in the last 30 years – “sub-Chomskyan” panchrestons, confirmation bias, simplistic generalisations, lack of empirical studies, etc. Read post…

Other recent posts:

Lakoff on “growth” & “degrowth” frames
Conservative framing of welfare
Antiwork – reframing work & leisure
Tabloid stereotypes – typifying classes by worst-cases
Framing vs “Orwellian language”

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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