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Is anyone responsible? How television frames political issues.
A disturbingly cautionary tale, "Is Anyone Responsible?" anchors with powerful evidence suspicions about the way in which television has impoverished political discourse in the United States and at
News That Matters: Television and American Opinion
Almost twenty-five years ago, Shanto Iyengar and Donald R. Kinder first documented a series of sophisticated and innovative experiments that unobtrusively altered the order and emphasis of news
Red Media, Blue Media: Evidence of Ideological Selectivity in Media Use
We show that the demand for news varies with the perceived affinity of the news organization to the consumer’s political preferences. In an experimental setting, conservatives and Republicans
Affect, Not Ideology A Social Identity Perspective on Polarization
The current debate over the extent of polarization in the American mass public focuses on the extent to which partisans’ policy preferences have moved. Whereas "maximalists" claim that partisans’
A New Era of Minimal Effects? The Changing Foundations of Political Communication
The great thinkers who influenced the contemporary field of political communication were preoccupied with understanding the political, social, psychological, and economic transformations in modern
Going Negative: How Political Advertisements Shrink and Polarize the Electorate
Drawing on both laboratory experiments and the real world of America's presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional races, the authors show that negative advertising drives down voter turnout - in
Framing responsibility for political issues: The case of poverty
How people think about poverty is shown to be dependent on how the issue is framed. When news media presentations frame poverty as a general outcome, responsibility for poverty is assigned to
Does Attack Advertising Demobilize the Electorate
We address the effects of negative campaign advertising on turnout. Using a unique experimental design in which advertising tone is manipulated within the identical audiovisual context, we find that
Prime Suspects: The Influence of Local Television News on the Viewing Public
Local television news is the public's primary source of public affairs information. News stories about crime dominate local news programming because they meet the demand for 'action news." The
News Coverage of the Gulf Crisis and Public Opinion
This article documents three types of media effects that operated on public opinion during the Persian Gulf crisis and war. First, the level of network news coverage matched the proportion of Gallup
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