Oct. 6 - Sources and framing Why are sources closely...

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Sources and framing Why are sources closely related to framing?
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Organizational Research elaborates the similarities of media organizations with other large-scale organizations: professional culture of the newsroom; internal division of labor/daily routines; institutional goals translated into specific policies and practices; Hierarchical structure - ways that peer and superior-subordinate relationships regulate interactions among journalists.
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Researchers in this field argue that the slanting of news towards the views of dominant institutions is due, not to the personal biases of reporters, editors, or news corporation owners, but results from the complex interactions among managing and subordinate members of news organizations .
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Sociologist who study social movements conclude that social movements are typically under- reported in the mainstream news media. They may be mentioned, but superficially , so that the average citizen is unlikely to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues.
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What are some reasons why?
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Even if a social movement becomes “news” The long-standing, pervasive and complex, structural issues of social movements can’t be discussed in quick soundbites or the short space allotted most news stories. Thus, they are usually discussed in simplistic ways.
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It is faster and easier to report on unemployment rates than, say, to explain the long and complicated history of how jobs have disappeared in this country over the past 30 yrs and steps to address this It is easier to report poverty statistics than discuss root causes of poverty
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Dominant frame Vs Challenger Frame
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Challenger frames focus on structural issues of domination and inequality. What are “structural issues”?
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Challengers who want to draw attention to structural injustices face an uphill battle since the public is often unfamiliar with the political assumptions of the challengers. Examples?
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course JOURNALISM 335 taught by Professor Marchi during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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