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From the 'Battle of Seattle' to the 'War on Terrorism' in The New York Times
Unformatted Document Text:  From the ‘Battle of Seattle’ to the ‘War on Terrorism’ 2 2 Bank, World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Fund, the Group of Eight, and the Free Trade Area of the Americas, using tactics of public rallies, street theater and civil disobedience. Understanding press representations of social-change movements is important because the news media play central roles in their development and in the formation of public opinion about the issues they advocate. The media are widely understood to be a third party in social conflict—not passive observers from outside society but active participants, and ones who hold prominent positions within the existing order (Lule, 2001). This is especially the case with prestigious news outlets that influence policy, other media coverage and public opinion. For a majority of the public, who experience anti-globalization activities only at a distance and with no chance of first-hand information, the “frames” in news coverage provide an important way of understanding the movement’s issues and events. Journalistic framing of anti-globalization activities has consequences not only for the nature of the coverage, but also for the “making and unmaking” of the movement and audience attitudes towards the cause (Gitlin, 1980). News frames influence public opinion by making certain aspects of a story more salient, thereby activating specific thoughts and ideas for readers and viewers (Iyengar, 1991; McLeod & Detenber, 1999). Effects studies have shown that the qualities of news texts influence audience attitudes toward social and political movements. Even subtle differences in news stories have led to significant differences in audience perceptions and attitudes (Shoemaker, 1982; Gamson, 1988; McLeod, 1995). To date, no quantitative study has investigated the evolution of journalistic framing of the anti-globalization movement. The purpose of this study, which was conducted by means of a content analysis of the New York Times, was to explore how the events and issues of this large-

Authors: Rauch, Jennifer., Chitrapu, Sunitha., Evans, John., Mwesige, Peter., Paine, Christopher. and Eastman, Susan.
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From the ‘Battle of Seattle’ to the ‘War on Terrorism’ 2
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Bank, World Economic Forum, the International Monetary Fund, the Group of Eight, and the
Free Trade Area of the Americas, using tactics of public rallies, street theater and civil
disobedience.
Understanding press representations of social-change movements is important because
the news media play central roles in their development and in the formation of public opinion
about the issues they advocate. The media are widely understood to be a third party in social
conflict—not passive observers from outside society but active participants, and ones who hold
prominent positions within the existing order (Lule, 2001). This is especially the case with
prestigious news outlets that influence policy, other media coverage and public opinion. For a
majority of the public, who experience anti-globalization activities only at a distance and with no
chance of first-hand information, the “frames” in news coverage provide an important way of
understanding the movement’s issues and events.
Journalistic framing of anti-globalization activities has consequences not only for the
nature of the coverage, but also for the “making and unmaking” of the movement and audience
attitudes towards the cause (Gitlin, 1980). News frames influence public opinion by making
certain aspects of a story more salient, thereby activating specific thoughts and ideas for readers
and viewers (Iyengar, 1991; McLeod & Detenber, 1999). Effects studies have shown that the
qualities of news texts influence audience attitudes toward social and political movements. Even
subtle differences in news stories have led to significant differences in audience perceptions and
attitudes (Shoemaker, 1982; Gamson, 1988; McLeod, 1995).
To date, no quantitative study has investigated the evolution of journalistic framing of the
anti-globalization movement. The purpose of this study, which was conducted by means of a
content analysis of the New York Times, was to explore how the events and issues of this large-


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