Agenda Setting in a Digital Age: Tracking Attention to California Proposition 8 in Social Media, Online News and Conventional News

@article{Sayre2010AgendaSI,
  title={Agenda Setting in a Digital Age: Tracking Attention to California Proposition 8 in Social Media, Online News and Conventional News},
  author={Ben Sayre and Leticia Bode and Dhavan V. Shah and Dave Wilcox and C. Shah},
  journal={Policy \& Internet},
  year={2010},
  volume={2},
  pages={7-32}
}
This study compares the agenda-setting cues of traditional media alongside those of online media in general and social media in particular. The main line of inquiry concerns (a) whether people posting content to openly accessible social media outlets may be acting in response to mainstream news coverage, possibly as a “corrective” to perceived imbalances in that coverage, or (b) whether such posts seem to have influenced professional media coverage of the issue, possibly reflecting broader… 

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