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The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media
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.
“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.
media, public knowledge, issue stands, endorsements, Gas Tax Holiday, partisan media, selective avoidance, informing effect, Internet
Jamieson, K. H., and Hardy, B. W. (2011). “The Effect of Media on Public Knowledge” in G. C. Edwards III, L. R. Jacobs, and R. Y. Shapiro (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media. New York, Oxford University Press.
Date Posted: 12 July 2019