The CNN Effect Revisited

@article{Robinson2005TheCE,
  title={The CNN Effect Revisited},
  author={Piers Robinson},
  journal={Critical Studies in Media Communication},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={344 - 349}
}
  • Piers Robinson
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Political Science
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication
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