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Betsi Grabe

The Media School

Expert Bio

Betsi Grabe is Provost Professor in The Media School. Her scholarly work focuses on the influence of media images on human comprehension of their social world. Her book, “Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections” (with Erik Bucy; Oxford University Press, 2009), received two book awards in 2010.

She was born and raised in South Africa, where she worked as a television news documentary producer during the State of Emergency in the mid-1980s. She is affiliated with the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, as a research associate.

Areas of Expertise

Media and elections, media and gender/race/socioeconomic status, media and democracy, media images, information processing, politics and media, journalism, media literacy, media and society.

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