Framing Bias: Media in the Distribution of Power

  title={Framing Bias: Media in the Distribution of Power},
  author={Robert M. Entman},
  journal={Journal of Communication},
  • R. Entman
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Communication
This article proposes integrating the insights generated by framing, priming, and agenda-setting research through a systematic effort to conceptualize and understand their larger implications for political power and democracy. The organizing concept is bias, that curiously undertheorized staple of public discourse about the media. After showing how agenda setting, framing and priming fit together as tools of power, the article connects them to explicit definitions of news slant and the related… 
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