Review and Criticism: Research Pioneer Tribute—Maxwell McCombs: Agenda-Setting Explorer

  title={Review and Criticism: Research Pioneer Tribute—Maxwell McCombs: Agenda-Setting Explorer},
  author={William R. Davie and Timothy M. Maher},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting \& Electronic Media},
  pages={358 - 364}
Max McCombs is widely known among communication scholars, for he has devoted almost four decades to building agenda setting from a successful hypothesis into a robust and popular theory of how news influences the salience of issues. From the initial McCombs and Shaw (1972) Chapel Hill study, done during the 1968 presidential election and published in Public Opinion Quarterly, this theory has engendered more than 400 published studies. What McCombs calls the "invisible college" of agenda-setting… 
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