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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Issue and game frames in the news: Frame-building factors in television coverage of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Dekavalla, Marina
Contact Email: marina.dekavalla1@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Frame building
referendum
Scotland
strategic game frame
television, news
Issue Date: 10-Nov-2016
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Dekavalla M (2016) Issue and game frames in the news: Frame-building factors in television coverage of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum (Forthcoming/Available Online), Journalism.
Abstract: This article explores frame building in Scottish television coverage of the 2014 independence referendum. It uses content analysis of news and current affairs coverage and semi-structured interviews with broadcasters and their sources to explain how factors internal and external to the media may be specifically connected to the prominence of generic issue and game frames in the coverage. It argues that broadcasters’ perception of their role in this event and the powerful influence of political sources were factors that encouraged policy-focused coverage, while the journalistic routine of balance and media organizations’ perceptions of what would attract audiences favoured the strategic game frame.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/24409
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464884916674231
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journalism by SAGE. The original publication is available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1464884916674231
Affiliation: Communications, Media and Culture

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