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Entries from September 2009

Links to News Reports on ACORN Study

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Harold Meyerson, “For ACORN, Truth Lost Amid the Din,” Washington Post, September 23, 2009. University of Northern Iowa, “Profs: Why ACORN was in the news in ’07-’08, and what the media got wrong,” Romenesko, September 23, 2009. Alicia Shepard, “The ACORN Videos: Did NPR Ignore Them?” NPR, September 23, 2009. Michael Calderone, “Study: Media’s been […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Music · Public Relations · Television News

ACORN Study co-author Dreier on Rachel Maddow Show, 9-24-2009

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Television News

Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was in the News, and What the News Got Wrong

September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A study by Christopher R. Martin, Ph.D. and Peter Dreier, Ph.D. Using the controversy over ACORN as a case study, this report illustrates the way the media help set the agenda for public debate, and frame the way that debate is shaped. It describes how “opinion entrepreneurs” (primarily business and conservative groups […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Public Relations · Television News

Conservative Media Concocts Phony Mainstream Media Conspiracy over ACORN

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

“ACORN Story Grows but Mainstream Media Refuse to Cover It.” That complaint from a Fox News headline nicely sums up conservative allegations of a mainstream media conspiracy:  there is a huge story about ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) that Fox is covering, but the mainstream media are not covering because (in the […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Journalism Ethics · Television News