The Neglect of Power in Recent Framing Research

  title={The Neglect of Power in Recent Framing Research},
  author={Kevin M. Carragee and Wim Roefs},
  journal={Journal of Communication},
This article provides a critique of recent developments in research examining media frames and their influence. We contend that a number of trends in framing research have neglected the relationship between media frames and broader issues of political and social power. This neglect is a product of a number of factors, including conceptual problems in the definition of frames, the inattention to frames sponsorship, the failure to examine framing contests within wider political and social… 

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  • M. Löblich
  • Sociology
    The Palgrave Handbook of Methods for Media Policy Research
  • 2019
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