The fight for ‘how to think’: Traditional media, social networks, and issue interpretation

@article{Meraz2011TheFF,
  title={The fight for ‘how to think’: Traditional media, social networks, and issue interpretation},
  author={Sharon Meraz},
  journal={Journalism},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={107 - 127}
}
This study tested social influence theories against traditional media attribute agenda setting theory within 18 ideologically diverse political blogs, two elite traditional media entities, and the latter’s 11 political newsroom blogs across three issues in 2007. Results reveal significant correlations in left-leaning network agendas ranging from 0.64 to 0.91 through all issue periods. Social influence did not homogenize interpretative agendas within the right-leaning network through two of the… 

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