Topic: framing and agenda setting theory

Framing Theory Framing theory brings about the concept of relating current events with past events and then coming up with a conclusion or a pattern. Framing prompts the people, government, and organizations to make certain decisions in line with the perceived result (Entman, R.M., 1993,13). Many at times governments have had to direct their countries in certain ways to the point of breaking international relationships and alliances previously established with other nations. Even within a government or a country, people may decide to defect to a certain party or organization, based on the framing of the events. (Vreese, C.H. 2005,13)

Agenda Setting Theory

According to human nature, if a subject topic or issue is repeatedly brought up for discussion, it automatically becomes important. People tend to want to know the result of the matter, and more so if the predictions are indeed true. Media and politics use this theory as a tool of getting support or causing other ideas or groups to be rejected. (Lippmann 1922)

We will use the agenda-setting theory for study how many times the US media has published the attempt on the front page of the newspapers for developing a sense of importance regarding the public opinion. We will start with the day after the coup to up till five years after.