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Media Framing

Resisting the Drums of War

Roy Eidelson Eidelson Consulting “Resisting the Drums of War” demonstrates how images and messages are used to frame a topic to influence the viewer. (See David Giles article in this issue for a discussion on Media Framing). In this case, the video tackles the war in Iraq showing that it was promoted by targeting the audience’s concerns about vulnerability, injustice, distrust, superiority, and helplessness. This video is not only an example of how media can be used to influence perceptions, but how the power of media can be used to counteract inaccuracies and political agendas. Available also on YouTube. http://youtu.be/mRxvOBG-5DMhttp:// ...

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