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Framing media mergers in France and the United States
Unformatted Document Text:  Framing media mergers in France and the United States 24 funds has fluctuated between just below 50% and 60%, while in France, Germany, Italy and Britain ownership continuously lagged by between 15% and 20%. It is possible that news editors in France recognize the weaker direct implication an issue like the VU merger might have on its wider readership and thus elect to consign it to the business section. To summarize, Source use results do not paint a markedly different picture than frame results, as frames usually go hand in hand with a specific kind of source. A story that dwells on media industry dynamics and the victory of the Internet would need a slew of analysts to fill its inches 15 . The heavy use of commercial sources and especially analysts as a source is both ironic and worrying. Less than half a year after the merger was announced, the same analysts became international scapegoats 16 . The study suffers from a number of limitations. More generalizable conclusions could have been drawn from a larger sample of articles that would have encompassed a longer time period and perhaps a number of additional cases. Also, the analysis should probably be extended to include other media, especially web sources and television. Also, a more extensive analysis might enable us to distinguish between primary and secondary frames and sources. Finally, the existence of dominant frames would be especially relevant if divergent frames are found to have divergent audience effects. As noted above numerous studies 15 Or is it more of a reciprocal dynamic? Analysts are accessible even more than company executives; they tend to talk about industry and financial dynamics; these quotes later direct the orientation of the story. This should not absolve the journalist, who made the conscious choice to interview an analyst knowing full well what information he could provide him with, from responsibility. 16 On the day Henry Blodget, an Internet stock analyst at investment bank Merill Lynch, resigned, an article, published in the Financial Times, opened with this paragraph: “Henry Blodget, one of the Wall Street analysts most closely associated with the internet bubble, is in no mood to apologise for the part he played in one of history's biggest financial manias” (Waters, November 16 th ). A year before the same individual was still considered to be a legitimate information source.

Authors: Davidson, Roei.
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Framing media mergers in France and the United States
24
funds has fluctuated between just below 50% and 60%, while in France, Germany, Italy
and Britain ownership continuously lagged by between 15% and 20%. It is possible that
news editors in France recognize the weaker direct implication an issue like the VU
merger might have on its wider readership and thus elect to consign it to the business
section.
To summarize, Source use results do not paint a markedly different picture than frame
results, as frames usually go hand in hand with a specific kind of source. A story that
dwells on media industry dynamics and the victory of the Internet would need a slew of
analysts to fill its inches
15
. The heavy use of commercial sources and especially analysts
as a source is both ironic and worrying. Less than half a year after the merger was
announced, the same analysts became international scapegoats
16
.
The study suffers from a number of limitations. More generalizable conclusions could
have been drawn from a larger sample of articles that would have encompassed a longer
time period and perhaps a number of additional cases. Also, the analysis should probably
be extended to include other media, especially web sources and television. Also, a more
extensive analysis might enable us to distinguish between primary and secondary frames
and sources.
Finally, the existence of dominant frames would be especially relevant if divergent
frames are found to have divergent audience effects. As noted above numerous studies
15
Or is it more of a reciprocal dynamic? Analysts are accessible even more than company executives; they
tend to talk about industry and financial dynamics; these quotes later direct the orientation of the story. This
should not absolve the journalist, who made the conscious choice to interview an analyst knowing full well
what information he could provide him with, from responsibility.
16
On the day Henry Blodget, an Internet stock analyst at investment bank Merill Lynch, resigned, an
article, published in the Financial Times, opened with this paragraph: “Henry Blodget, one of the Wall
Street analysts most closely associated with the internet bubble, is in no mood to apologise for the part he
played in one of history's biggest financial manias” (Waters, November 16
th
). A year before the same
individual was still considered to be a legitimate information source.


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