Mediating the Vote

Mediating the Vote

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A sea change is taking place in how people use media, and it affects not only how people perceive political candidates and where they get their information, but alsoa€”more broadlya€”their basic democratic values. Mediating the Vote explores a number of questions about media use and its relation to democratic engagement, analyzing the effects of communication forms on the 2004 presidential elections. The book contributes to an important goal in political communication studies: creating a more refined, integrated, anda€”ultimatelya€”precise picture of how media affects democratic engagement.The Changing Media Landscape in U.S. Presidential Campaigns Michael Pfau, J . Brian Houston, Shane M. Semmler ... for the ways in which we think and feel about those candidates, and, perhaps most importantly, for Americaa#39;s civic health, ... Michael Pfau, J. Brian Houston, and Shane M. Semmler, 2006 Political communication scholars maintain that politics is ... of the communication forms that people use to receive political information (Chaffee, 1981; Geer aamp; Lau, 1998; McLeod, anbsp;...

Title:Mediating the Vote
Author:Michael Pfau, J. Brian Houston, Shane M. Semmler
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2007


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