Media Framing of a Civil Liberties Conflict and Its Effect on Tolerance

@article{Nelson1997MediaFO,
  title={Media Framing of a Civil Liberties Conflict and Its Effect on Tolerance},
  author={T. Nelson and R. Clawson and Zoe M. Oxley},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1997},
  volume={91},
  pages={567-583}
}
Framing is the process by which a communication source, such as a news organization, defines and constructs a political issue or public controversy. Two experiments examined the effect of news frames on tolerance for the Ku Klux Klan. The first presented research participants with one of two local news stories about a Klan rally that varied by frame: One framed the rally as a free speech issue, and the other framed it as a disruption of public order. Participants who viewed the free speech… Expand
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