- University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Political Science
- Political Science 104
Last Modified: 2011-07-02
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- Liberal bais among reporters
- Conservative bias in ownership and editorial policy
- Internet is far more efficient and less costly than the traditional tools of politics
- Internet appeals to new voters
- Face new challenges as campaigns experiment w/ new technology
- Blogs are now being portrayed as voices of the people, political players, and as trip-wires for breaking stories
- Blogs have the ability to get info out very quickly
- Blogs thrive b/c of their adaptability and innovation
- Info is more abundant than ever--> participation and knowledge levels have remained the same
- Members of public are increasingly able to ignore the news, especially sources that challenge their view
- People are more interested in entertainment
- Agenda setting: emphasis of an issue correlates w/ importance that the public has on that issue
- Priming: encourages people to use certain standards when evaluating a candidate
- Framing: the way issue is presented leads to public opinion
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