This methodological contribution reflects on how frames in journalism can form a subject of research. Starting point is the overview of Entman’s four locations of frames: in the head of the author of a message and in that of the public, in a message and in culture. The paper, however, focuses on cultural frames, and looks at the way in which it relates to textual elements in the news, with journalists’ schemata and interactions in the newsroom, for example in editors’ meetings. Concrete methods and techniques are evaluated, and illustrated with examples of recent framing research. It argues for a multi-method approach: content analysis, survey research, in-depth interviews and newsroom observations.
|Translated title of the contribution||Looking for frames in the news, in newsrooms and in the minds of journalists|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Mar 2018|
- Frame building
- News rooms
- Reconstruction interviews