Framing Effects in the Coverage of Scientology versus Germany: Some Thoughts on the Role of Press and Scholars - 2001-01-01

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F299.png Framing Effects in the Coverage of Scientology versus Germany: Some Thoughts on the Role of Press and Scholars January 1, 2001, Brigitte Schön, Marburg Journal of Religion

"Scientology might be one weird religion, but the German reaction to it is weirder still - not to mention disturbing." This is how Richard Cohen of the Washington Post describes the controversy of Scientology vs. Germany, and he adds, "[...] the treatment of Scientologists is both inexplicable and troubling." The inexplicable or rather as yet unexplained could usually be expected to raise the attention of scholars, especially if there is a troubling thrill to it. However, German scholars have mostly preferred to remain silent on the issue, and the few who spoke out published in German, but not in English.


{{cite news | author = Brigitte Schön | title = Framing Effects in the Coverage of Scientology versus Germany: Some Thoughts on the Role of Press and Scholars | url = http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb03/ivk/mjr/pdfs/2001/articles/schoen2001.pdf | work = Marburg Journal of Religion | date = January 1, 2001 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}