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Dynamic Formulation of Media-Induced Event Schemas in Relation to Shaping Public Knowledge and Collective Memory: A Critical Review

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DOI: 10.25236/ssce.2022.054


Chen Li

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Chen Li


This paper aims to review, both theoretically and empirically, the ways in which media-induced event schemas can contribute to the formation of public knowledge as well as collective memory about specific events/issues. By tracing the trajectory of conceptual development, it reiterates the role played by the news media in informing people of “what is happening” and contextualising how and why such events/issues can appear. On this basis, dynamics of memory retrieval in relation to information-processing are shown with reference to varied empirical studies.


Event schema, Social-cognitive, Collective memory, Public knowledge