The agenda-building function of political tweets

  title={The agenda-building function of political tweets},
  author={John H. Parmelee},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={434 - 450}
This article expands the scope of agenda-building research, which has traditionally focused on the ability of press releases, press conferences, and political ads to influence media coverage. In-depth interviews with political reporters and editors at US newspapers during the 2012 campaign found that tweets from political leaders are used by journalists in ways that suggest first- and second-level agenda building. Participants gave examples of how political tweets have shaped their coverage in… 

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