Departmental Papers (ASC)

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

2011

Publication Source

The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

DOI

10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199545636.003.0015

Abstract

This chapter takes a look at the effect of media on public knowledge, studying the knowledge on the candidates' issue stands and endorsements, and then introducing the concept of the Gas Tax Holiday. It also discusses the effects of partisan media and selective avoidance, along with the informing effect of the Internet.

Copyright/Permission Statement

“The Effect of Media on Public Knowledge” by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Bruce W. Hardy in The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media edited by George C. Edwards III, Lawrence R. Jacobs, and Robert Y. Shapiro, 2011, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.

Keywords

media, public knowledge, issue stands, endorsements, Gas Tax Holiday, partisan media, selective avoidance, informing effect, Internet

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Date Posted: 12 July 2019