News Frames, Political Cynicism, and Media Cynicism

  title={News Frames, Political Cynicism, and Media Cynicism},
  author={Joseph N. Cappella and Kathleen Hall Jamieson},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={71 - 84}
  • J. Cappella, K. Jamieson
  • Published 1 July 1996
  • Political Science
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Public confidence in Congress, the government, and social institutions has reached new lows. Healthy skepticism may have given way to corrosive cynicism. Some media watchers and critics blame the media for their preoccupation with the game and strategy of politics rather than social problems and their solution. Others deny that changes in news have affected the quality of democracy or the depth of political alienation. Studies that we have conducted over the past four years show that subtle… 
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