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Journalism curiosity and story telling frame: A comparative study of Australian and Danish newspapers

Grunwald, Ebbe and Rupar, Verica 2009. Journalism curiosity and story telling frame: A comparative study of Australian and Danish newspapers. Journalism Practice 3 (4) , pp. 392-403. 10.1080/17512780902798703

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This comparative study of journalism practices in Australia and Denmark explores the interplay between two concepts relevant for journalism's meaning-making activity: a curiosity seen as an action meant to close an information gap, and a story-telling frame seen as a form of structuring information which helps to define what is known of a topic. Using the newspaper coverage of events following the discovery of a “mysterious sickness” in the previous home of a group of Tasmanian devils sent to Copenhagen Zoo as a christening gift for the baby of the Danish royal, the article examines how the epistemological and organisational dimension of frames relates to the process of meaning making. We suggest refining the concept of frame in journalism studies by making a distinction between a frame (an epistemological category) and an angle (a textual organisation category). Our investigation shows that this distinction better serves the analysis and understanding of the mechanisms behind journalism in comparative contexts.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Uncontrolled Keywords: angle, curiosity, frame, journalism practice, news structure
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1751-2786
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:11

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