Movements and Media as Interacting Systems

  title={Movements and Media as Interacting Systems},
  author={William A. Gamson and Gadi Wolfsfeld},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={114 - 125}
In this article, some organizing principles and hypotheses are offered concerning the ways in which social movements interact with the news media and the outcomes for both parties. The structural part of the analysis focuses attention on the power and dependency aspects of the relationship and the consequences of the asymmetries. The cultural part focuses attention on the more subtle contest over meaning. Hypotheses on how social movement characteristics affect media coverage focus on movement… Expand
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