Source: Obesity, 2012, 20 (8), p.1688-1695.
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Date of publication: August, 2012.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: This study offers a large-scale examination of the evolution and framing of the obesity epidemic in UK newspapers, identifying shifts in news coverage about causes of and potential solutions to the obesity epidemic over a 15 year period. The authors found an increase in media reporting on obesity, with a particular increase in reporting on childhood obesity, and a shift towards reporting on societal solutions such as regulatory change.
Length of publication: 8 pages.