Gatekeeping & Framing Theory and Application to Current Social Media


The current research aims to briefly introduce the concepts of Gatekeeping and Framing theory, which might be the most well-known theories in the communication field, and propose the potential application of the theories to recent social media contexts. The conceptual mechanism of the theories and the practical issues are discussed. A brief research on the theories reveals that such old theories are still applicable and relatable to current media environments.


Team Members: Ashley Moore, Jie Yu, and Mincheol Shin

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