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Frames and counter-frames giving meaning to dementia: a framing analysis of media content.
Media tend to reinforce the stigmatization of dementia as one of the most dreaded diseases in western society, which may have repercussions on the quality of life of those with the illness. TheExpand
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Toward a More Nuanced Perception of Alzheimer’s Disease
Starting point of this study was the assumption that Alzheimer’s disease is made worse for the person who has the disease by the negative regard in which the illness is held by society. The aim wasExpand
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The news is in the frame: A journalist-centered approach to the frame-building process of the Belgian Syria fighters
This article seeks to understand the genesis of frame-building based on the early coverage of the Belgian Syria fighters in the four leading newspapers in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part ofExpand
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Communication in nuclear emergency preparedness: a closer look at information reception.
Preparedness of the general population plays a key role in the effective implementation of protective actions in case of a nuclear emergency (e.g., evacuation or intake of iodine tablets). In thisExpand
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Information Sources as Explanatory Variables for the Belgian Health-Related Risk Perception of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident.
The media play an important role in risk communication, providing information about accidents, both nearby and far away. Each media source has its own presentation style, which could influence howExpand
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The euro crisis in metaphors and frames: Focus on the press in the Low Countries
This study examines the frames used in reporting on the euro crisis. As far as the debt crisis is concerned, the media are the main source of information for European citizens. It is thereforeExpand
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The news framing of the ‘Syria fighters’ in Flanders and the Netherlands: Victims or terrorists?
In this article we present a cross-national comparison of framing of the issue of the ‘Syria fighters’ in Flanders and the Netherlands. We examine this topic using inductive and deductive framingExpand
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Triggering the News Story
The origin of news production processes has not been extensively researched. This study identifies the factors that influence journalists' preferences for certain newsgathering channels to others atExpand
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Thinking and Writing About Global Poverty
Journalistic coverage informs audiences about poverty in developing countries. However, little is known about the contribution of individual journalists to the frame building of this topic. ThisExpand
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Insights into the reception and acceptance of risk messages: nuclear emergency communication
The objective of this paper is to test whether the effect of variables such as knowledge, attitudes, trust, risk perception, and psychometric risk characteristics changes in the different stages ofExpand
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