In this episode, we explore the influence and impact of framing - in particular how mainstream news tends to frame national issues as gamified, two-sided face-offs -  democrat vs. republican... conservative vs. progressive… this politician vs. that politician. This can happen even when the two-sided frame is not actually relevant, and it can lead to an erosion of understanding among news audiences.

My guests are:

Dr. Regina Lawrence – Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Journalism & Communication at the University of Oregon

Dr. Amber Boydstun, Professor of Political Science with a courtesy appointment in the Communications Department at UC Davis.

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