Consider the personal, medical-technological, and societal news frames. How does this article frame who/what is the problem ; leading to what kind of solutions? Does it go very far upstream? In your topic area, is this a common approach? Based on your own reporting, write a couple of sentences that add an upstream component to the story.
This article frames obesity as a medical problem. Drug companies are attempting to come up with a weight loss pill that will become the first new anti-obesity medication in more than ten years. The article does not take the issue of obesity very far upstream. It does not address the social and institutional forces that lead to such a high prevalence of obesity in the United States. Medication ... More »
This story is written within a medical-technological and societal news frame, presenting the story as an issue for both society in general and the medical community. Society is in need of a drug that can induce weight loss, and the medical community is attempting to create a safe drug that creates little side effects. The solutions presented within this article is simply the development of a drug that can induce weight loss with minimal side-effects. However, this article does not ... More »
This article focuses almost completely on the medical frame stating that medication and drugs are the solution to the problem of obesity. This article does not travel upstream at all because it sticks to the viewpoint that this new drug is the best solution to the problem. In my topic area, this is a common approach to some people however the people I interviewed and met with are working more upstream by working on policies and prevention issues to improve obesity and diabetes. To ... More »