A Look at Agenda-setting: past, present and future

  title={A Look at Agenda-setting: past, present and future},
  author={Maxwell E. McCombs},
  journal={Journalism Studies},
  pages={543 - 557}
  • M. McCombs
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journalism Studies
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