Common knowledge : news and the construction of political meaning

  title={Common knowledge : news and the construction of political meaning},
  author={W. Neuman and Marion R. Just and Ann N. Crigler},
  • W. Neuman, Marion R. Just, Ann N. Crigler
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Photo opportunities, ten-second sound bites, talking heads and celebrity anchors: so the world is explained daily to millions of Americans. The result, according to the experts, is an ignorant public, helpless targets of a one-way flow of carefully filtered and orchestrated communication. Common Knowledge shatters this pervasive myth. Reporting on a ground-breaking study, the authors reveal that our shared knowledge and evolving political beliefs are determined largely by how we actively… CONTINUE READING
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