Political Agenda-Setting in Cable News as a Possible Technique for Securing an Audience Niche

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In an effort to better understand the motivations behind perceived biases in the US cable news industry, 72 hours of CNN, FOX, and MSNBC during the week preceding the 2006 congressional election were analyzed. First- and second-level agenda-setting theories are used to examine how long and in what way federal politicians are portrayed. The results indicate distinct differences in political presentations between the three networks.

Creator(s): Mott IV, W.E.
Creation Date: August 2007
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: August 2007
  • Digitized: October 16, 2007
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In an effort to better understand the motivations behind perceived biases in the US cable news industry, 72 hours of CNN, FOX, and MSNBC during the week preceding the 2006 congressional election were analyzed. First- and second-level agenda-setting theories are used to examine how long and in what way federal politicians are portrayed. The results indicate distinct differences in political presentations between the three networks.

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Level: Master's
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Keyword(s): Political | agenda setting | bias
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  • OCLC: 191672041 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc3935
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Mott IV, W.E.
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