This study is to investigate the ways news articles portray the "locus of responsibility" (LOR) for cancer causes and solutions and to identify factors associated with the different LOR frames in cancer news. This study specifically focused on health journalists' medical expertise. There were more cancer news with personal LOR frames; professional medical journalists were more likely than general journalists to write cancer stories with personal LOR frames in both cause and solution cancer news; and, however, news organizations without professional medical journalists used more personal LOR frames than those with professional medical journalists, particularly in cause-related cancer news.
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