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Framing as a theory of media effects
A process model of framing is developed, identifying four key processes that should be addressed in future research: frame building, frame setting, individual-level processes of framing, and a feedback loop from audiences to journalists.
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 and
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 single
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 of
What's next for science communication? Promising directions and lingering distractions.
Research from the social sciences on how the public makes sense of and participates in societal decisions about science and technology is reviewed, offering a set of detailed recommendations for improved public engagement efforts on the part of scientists and their organizations.
Examining Differential Gains from Mass Media and their Implications for Participatory Behavior
It is expected that hard news media use has an overall positive main effect on political participation, but this main effect cloaks significantly different effects for people who talk to others about politics rather frequently and those who do not.
The "Nasty Effect: " Online Incivility and Risk Perceptions of Emerging Technologies
It is found that exposure to uncivil blog comments can polarize risk perceptions of nanotechnology along the lines of religiosity and issue support.
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. Our
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 product
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, and