A112. Fuller, R. P. & Rice, R. E. (2014). Lights, camera, conflict! Newspaper framing of the 2008 Screen Actors Guild negotiations. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(2), 326-343.
examines coverage of the 2008-2009 negotiations
between the Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance for Motion Picture and
Television Producers, through 148 articles published in The Hollywood Reporter, The
Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. News coverage tended
to focus on actions, strategies and procedures; unions’ actions against
management rather than management’s actions against unions; intra- and
inter-union conflict rather than conflict within management; and
consequences only in a broad sense. This study situates framing of
the broader literature, and offers recommendations to journalists who
media and other industries, labor-framing researchers, and media unions.
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