Obesity Stigma in Online News: A Visual Content Analysis

@article{Heuer2011ObesitySI,
  title={Obesity Stigma in Online News: A Visual Content Analysis},
  author={Chelsea A. Heuer and Kimberly J McClure and Rebecca M. Puhl},
  journal={Journal of Health Communication},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={976 - 987}
}
This study conducted a content analysis to examine the types of images that accompany online news stories about obesity and to determine how obese people are portrayed in news photographs. [] Key Method Images were selected from news articles about obesity obtained from 5 major news Web sites, during a 2-week period in September of 2009. Images accompanying news stories about obesity (N = 549) were systematically coded. Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs, 65% were overweight/obese and 27% were…

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