Cycles of Spin

Author: Patrick Sellers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139482513
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How do politicians try to shape their news coverage? Sellers examines strategic communication campaigns in the U.S. Congress. He argues that these campaigns create cycles of spin: leaders create messages, rank-and-file legislators decide whether to promote those messages, journalists decide whether to cover the messages, and any coverage feeds back to influence the policy process. These four stages are closely related; decisions at one stage influence those at another. Sellers uses diverse evidence, from participant observation and press secretary interviews, to computerized content analysis and vector auto regression. The result is a comprehensive and unprecedented examination of politicians' promotional campaigns and journalists' coverage of those campaigns. Countering numerous critics of spin, Sellers offers the provocative argument that the promotional messages have their origins in the actual policy preferences of members of Congress. The campaigns to promote these messages thus can help the public learn about policy debates in Congress.

Political Communication

Author: Carsten Reinemann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110377187
Format: PDF
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This volume gives on overview on key theories and findings of political communication research. It provides review articles by renowned international authors on various aspects of (I) the foundations of political communication, (II) different situations, (III) the part played by political actors, (IV) mass media and journalism, (V) features of media messages, (VI) the role played by citizens and (VII) various kinds of effects on citizens.

Agenda Setting zwischen Parlament und Medien

Author: Marko Kovic
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658158980
Format: PDF
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Marko Kovic untersucht, wie sich das Parlament und die Medien in der Schweiz im Laufe von Parlamentssessionen gegenseitig beeinflussen. Er zeigt auf, dass sich Parlamentarierinnen und Parlamentarier in ihren Präferenzordnungen und damit in ihrem parlamentarischen Handeln nicht nur nach den Logiken des Politischen, sondern auch nach Medienlogiken richten. Journalistinnen und Journalisten gestalten die Parlamentsberichterstattung zudem in erster Linie im Sinne von Medienlogiken und weniger nach Politiklogiken. Diese Präferenzkonstellation hat zur Folge, dass ein Teil der parlamentarischen Arbeit "medialisiert" wird: Parlamentarierinnen und Parlamentarier richten ihre parlamentarische Arbeit bisweilen explizit an den Bedürfnissen der Medien aus und nicht an den Bedürfnissen der Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Der Inhalt Einführung und Herleitung des Konzepts der "kommunikativen Legitimität des Parlamentes" Einbettung von Agenda-Setting und Medialisierung in die Denkschule des Rational Choice Triangulation: Verknüpfung quantitativer (Inhaltsanalyse) und qualitativer (Leitfadengespräche) Datenanalyse Die Zielgruppen Dozierende und Studierende der Sozial-, Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft Medienschaffende und Parlamentarierinnen und Parlamentarier Der Autor Marko Kovic ist Präsident von "Skeptiker Schweiz - Verein für kritisches Denken" und von "ZIPAR - Zurich Institute of Public Affairs Research"

Mass Media and American Politics

Author: Doris A. Graber
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506340245
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This comprehensive, trusted core text on media's impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. Graber—a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics—and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard.

Political Reputation Management

Author: Christian Schnee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317634322
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is widely assumed that a competitive political environment of public distrust and critical media forces political parties to manage communications and reputations strategically, but is this really true? Comprehensive control of communications in a fast-moving political and media setting isoften upset by events outside the communicator’s control, taking over the news agenda andchanging the political narrative. Based on interviews with leading communicators and journalists, this book explores the tensions between a planned, strategic communications approach and a reactive, tactical one. The interviewees, who over the past 15 years have been instrumental in presenting and shaping the public persona of party leaders and Prime Ministers, include, amongst others, William Hague, Ian Duncan-Smith, Michael Howard, David Cameron, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.It draws a unique picture of how political reputations are managed and, ultimately, confirms the discrepancy between what political communications management is thought to be, and how communications practitioners actually operate. This book empirically reviews political communications practice in order to analyse to what degree reality matches the concepts of strategic communications management. This will be essential reading for researchers, educators and advanced students in public relations, communications studies and marketing.

Women and Elective Office

Author: Sue Thomas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199363757
Format: PDF
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This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for the presidency, women's representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders' experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.

Winning with Words

Author: Brian F. Schaffner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135840229
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today's politicians and political groups devote great attention and care to how their messages are conveyed. From policy debates in Congress to advertising on the campaign trail, they carefully choose which issues to emphasize and how to discuss them in the hope of affecting the opinions and evaluations of their target audience. This groundbreaking text brings together prominent scholars from political science, communication, and psychology in a tightly focused analysis of both the origins and the real-world impact of framing. Across the chapters, the authors discuss a broad range of contemporary issues, from taxes and health care to abortion, the death penalty, and the teaching of evolution. The chapters also illustrate the wide-ranging relevance of framing for many different contexts in American politics, including public opinion, the news media, election campaigns, parties, interest groups, Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary.

Communicating politics in the twenty first century

Author: Karen Sanders
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230000285
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Practical, topical and theoretical, this book takes an original look at how politics is communicated around the world by politicians, governments and the media industries.

Medialisierung politischer Organisationen

Author: Patrick Donges
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531909428
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Die Mediengesellschaft stellt politische Organisationen wie Parteien vor große Herausforderungen: Die Konkurrenz um die Aufmerksamkeit der Medien wie des Publikums erhöht sich ebenso wie Aufwand und Geschwindigkeit der Kommunikation. Parteien reagieren auf diese Herausforderungen durch den Ausbau von Kommunikationsabteilungen und einer Erhöhung ihrer Kommunikationsleistung. Die Studie untersucht solche Formen der Medialisierung auf Basis der neo-institutionalistischen Organisationstheorie und durch empirische Fallstudien traditioneller Parteiorganisationen in Deutschland, Großbritannien, Österreich und der Schweiz.