Bruner, Michael Stephen
Humboldt State University
Michael S. Bruner, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, U.S.A. His research interests are in the connections among communication, culture, media, public discourse, and values. He is co-editor of THE RHETORIC OF FOOD (Routledge, 2012). His recent work on communication and food studies includes essays on "Irony and Food Politics" (Critical/Cultural Studies in Communication, 2015) and "Images of Food Insecurity in Nigeria" (Journal of Communication and Media Research, 2014).
ArticlesDrawing upon popular magazines, newspapers, blogs, Web sites, and videos, this essay compares the media framing of six, “fat” political figures from around the world. Framing refers to the suggested interpretations that are imbedded in media reports (Entman; McCombs and Ghanem; Seo, Dillard and Shen). As Robert Entman explains, framing is the process of culling a few elements of...Read more