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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

The News Media’s Low Standards for the High Office

November 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on The News Media’s Low Standards for the High Office

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It’s at times frustrating to watch the national news media cover the caucus campaigning in Iowa — as if we’re all about ethanol, hogs, and loose-meat sandwiches.

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Tags: Cable Television · Elections · Journalism · Journalism Ethics

No Time to be Neutral on Net Neutrality

July 11th, 2007 · Comments Off on No Time to be Neutral on Net Neutrality

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But now major telephone companies and cable companies, which control 98 percent of broadband access in the U.S. (through DSL and cable modem service), would like to dismiss net neutrality give faster connections and greater priority to clients willing to pay higher rates.

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Tags: Cable Television · Internet · Media Economics