Media audiences and the game of controversy

@article{Biltereyst2004MediaAA,
  title={Media audiences and the game of controversy},
  author={Dani{\"e}l Biltereyst},
  journal={Journal of Media Practice},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={24 - 7}
}
  • D. Biltereyst
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Journal of Media Practice
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