The Resource Cycles of spin : strategic communication in the U.S. Congress, Patrick Sellers, (electronic book)

Cycles of spin : strategic communication in the U.S. Congress, Patrick Sellers, (electronic book)

Label
Cycles of spin : strategic communication in the U.S. Congress
Title
Cycles of spin
Title remainder
strategic communication in the U.S. Congress
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Sellers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How do politicians try to shape their news coverage? Patrick Sellers examines strategic communication campaigns in the U.S. Congress. He argues that these campaigns create cycles of spin: Leaders create messages, rank-and-file legislators decide whether to promote those messages, journalists decide whether to cover the messages, and any coverage feeds back to influence the policy process. These four stages are closely related; decisions at one stage influence those at another." "Sellers uses diverse evidence, from participant observation and press secretary interviews to computerized content analysis and vector auto regression. The result is a comprehensive and unprecedented examination of politicians' promotional campaigns and journalists' coverage of those campaigns. Countering numerous critics of spin, Sellers offers the provocative argument that the promotional messages have their origins in the actual policy preferences of members of Congress. The campaigns to promote these messages thus can help the public learn about policy debates in Congress."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Sellers, Patrick J
Dewey number
328.73001/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1128
LC item number
.S45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Communication, society, and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Press and politics
  • Communication in politics
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Cycles of spin : strategic communication in the U.S. Congress, Patrick Sellers, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC464899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 255 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cycles of spin : strategic communication in the U.S. Congress, Patrick Sellers, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC464899
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 255 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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