TV News: Visual Ideological Frames and the Coverage of Terror Events.

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A discussion of the visual ideological frames used by television stations in their coverage of terror events. Most media studies focus on the verbal poetics or narrative of news reports, failing to deal with the television news visual formations that ideologically frame the events covered irrespective of their verbal expression. The containment of visual association in news reports and the fabrication of the flow of news are powerful venues for the transmission of dominant ideologies that differ from the embedding of those same ideologies in written, oral, or cinematic modes. The writer goes on to discuss this visual framing in terms of: a critique of the “freedom of press” approach, television news ideological frames, headline shots and associated shot clusters, aesthetic fabrications of flow, and form and ideology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-153
Number of pages9
JournalThird Text
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2005


  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Terrorism on television
  • Visual communication
  • Objectivity in journalism
  • Ideology


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