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 9},
  pages={976-87}
}
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. 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… CONTINUE READING

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Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
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Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs , 65% were overweight / obese and 27% were nonoverweight .
Overall , 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative , stigmatizing manner .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed , wearing professional clothing , or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals .
Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs , 65% were overweight / obese and 27% were nonoverweight .
Overall , 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative , stigmatizing manner .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed , wearing professional clothing , or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals .
Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs , 65% were overweight / obese and 27% were nonoverweight .
Overall , 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative , stigmatizing manner .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed , wearing professional clothing , or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overall , 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative , stigmatizing manner .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed , wearing professional clothing , or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs , 65% were overweight / obese and 27% were nonoverweight .
Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs , 65% were overweight / obese and 27% were nonoverweight .
Overall , 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative , stigmatizing manner .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed , wearing professional clothing , or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overall , 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative , stigmatizing manner .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed , wearing professional clothing , or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs , 65% were overweight / obese and 27% were nonoverweight .
Overall , 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative , stigmatizing manner .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed , wearing professional clothing , or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs , 65% were overweight / obese and 27% were nonoverweight .
Overall , 72% of images that depicted an overweight or obese person were portrayed in a negative , stigmatizing manner .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly less likely to be shown fully clothed , wearing professional clothing , or exercising than were nonoverweight individuals .
Overweight / obese individuals were significantly more likely to have their heads cut out of the photos , to be portrayed showing only their abdomens or lower bodies , and to be shown eating or drinking than were nonoverweight individuals .
Of 441 individuals identified in news photographs , 65% were overweight / obese and 27% were nonoverweight .
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