Media-Government-Public: Coalitions and Oppositions

  title={Media-Government-Public: Coalitions and Oppositions},
  author={Elihu Katz},
  • Elihu Katz
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Triangles, famously, describe coalitions and oppositions. It may be useful to think of the news as a triangle of relations among M, G and P, that is, among Media, Government (or Establishment), and People. Thus, “routine news” is typically initiated by G, resulting in a coalition with M. “Investigative reporting” of accidents and scandals is initiated by M, and aims for a coalition with P in opposition to G. Similarly, a “revolutionary scenario” is initiated by P against G, seeking to enlist M… CONTINUE READING

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