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The Press as Storyteller

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman

in The Press Effect

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195152777
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833900 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195152778.003.0001
 The Press as Storyteller

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The reports that journalists offer are not called “stories” by accident. This chapter analyzes a series of cases, in wars, electoral campaigns, and policy debates, in which dramatic stories framed coverage and overwhelmed the facts. As a result, inaccuracies passed into news and the public was left misinformed.

Keywords: campaign news; framing; journalism; news stories; policy debates; public opinion; war news

Chapter.  9659 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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