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Framing as a theory of media effects
Research on framing is characterized by theoretical and empirical vagueness. This is due, in part, to the lack of a commonly shared theoretical model underlying framing research. Conceptual problemsExpand
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Framing, Agenda Setting, and Priming: The Evolution of Three Media Effects Models
This special issue of Journal of Communication is devoted to theoretical explanations of news framing, agenda setting, and priming effects. It examines if and how the three models are related andExpand
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Agenda-Setting, Priming, and Framing Revisited: Another Look at Cognitive Effects of Political Communication
Agenda-setting, priming, and framing research generally has been examined under the broad category of cognitive media effects. As a result, studies often either examine all 3 approaches in a singleExpand
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Community, Communication, and Participation: The Role of Mass Media and Interpersonal Discussion in Local Political Participation
This study examines the role of community integration and mass and interpersonal communication in predicting two types of local political participation; more conventional, "institutionalized" acts ofExpand
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What's next for science communication? Promising directions and lingering distractions.
In this essay, we review research from the social sciences on how the public makes sense of and participates in societal decisions about science and technology. We specifically highlight the role ofExpand
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Examining Differential Gains from Mass Media and their Implications for Participatory Behavior
  • D. Scheufele
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • Commun. Res.
  • 1 February 2002
This study proposes that the relationships between hard news media use, interpersonal discussion of politics, and participatory behavior are far more complex than previously assumed. Expand
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The Public and Nanotechnology: How Citizens Make Sense of Emerging Technologies
We report findings from a national telephone survey on levels of knowledge about and attitudes toward nanotechnology that demonstrate how people make decisions about emerging technologies. OurExpand
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The "Nasty Effect: " Online Incivility and Risk Perceptions of Emerging Technologies
Uncivil discourse is a growing concern in American rhetoric, and this trend has expanded beyond traditional media to online sources, such as the comments section of news items and blog posts. Expand
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Social Structure and Citizenship: Examining the Impacts of Social Setting, Network Heterogeneity, and Informational Variables on Political Participation
In this study, we develop a model of the interplay between sociostructural determinants of an individual's discussion behavior, such as the setting of primary discussion networks (work, church, andExpand
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Exploring motivations for consumer Web use and their implications for e‐commerce
This study examines the influence of demographic variables and dimensions of motivational factors of two types of consumer Web use: percentage of weekly Web surfing time spent searching for productExpand
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