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The Dynamics of Public Attention: Agenda‐Setting Theory Meets Big Data
Researchers have used surveys and experiments to better understand communication dynamics, but confront consistent distortion from self-report data. But now both digital exposure and resultingExpand
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Social Media Analyses for Social Measurement.
Demonstrations that analyses of social media content can align with measurement from sample surveys have raised the question of whether survey research can be supplemented or even replaced with lessExpand
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The Evolution of Media Effects Theory: A Six-Stage Model of Cumulative Research
The literature of media effects is frequently characterized as a three-stage progression initially embracing a theory of strong effects followed by a repudiation of earlier work and new model ofExpand
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Negativity and Positivity Biases in Economic News Coverage: Traditional Versus Social Media
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We explore this possibility here, focusing on the tone of both newspaper and Twitter content following changes in the U.S. unemployment rate. Expand
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Nontraditional News Negativity: The Relationship of Entertaining Political News Use to Political Cynicism and Mistrust
Although past research suggested that entertainment viewing may weaken political trust, only a few studies have investigated this outcome for specific types of nontraditional news shows. This studyExpand
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The Dynamics of Issue Frame Competition in Traditional and Social Media
This study examines the dynamics of the framing of mass shooting incidences in the U.S. occurring in the traditional commercial online news media and Twitter. We demonstrate that there is a dynamic,Expand
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Television Talk Show Viewing and Political Engagement i Laughing All The Way : The Relationship Between Television Entertainment Talk Show Viewing and Political Engagement among Young Adults
Findings of this study demonstrate that entertainment talk shows matter for young people’s political engagement. Use of television entertainment talk shows for political information, particularlyExpand
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Individual-level differences in negativity biases in news selection
Abstract Literatures across the social sciences highlight the tendency for humans to be more attentive to negative information than to positive information. We focus here on negativity biases in newsExpand
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Priming Personal Perceptions: News Media and the Salience of Personal and National Issue Perceptions in Political Evaluations.
thinking, the theory is suggestive of the type of content that might bring to mind more concrete personal perceptions and more abstract national perceptions. As such, it is useful as a framework forExpand