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The influence of polls on television news coverage of presidential campaigns

Author: Vincent M Fitzgerald
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018
Series: Lexington studies in political communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a comprehensive content analysis of the use of polls by the three major television network newscasts during presidential general election campaigns from 1968 to 2016. It documents the dramatic increase of polls and the decline in coverage of substantive issues and the candidates' policy positions over that time.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent M Fitzgerald
ISBN: 1498542328 9781498542326
OCLC Number: 1030610188
Description: xv, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements List of Tables and FiguresPreface 1 Polls, Campaigns, and Television2 The Rise of Polls3 Campaigns as Sport4 Being Used by the Polls5 Polls, Issues, and News Coverage6 Driving the Campaign CoverageAppendixBibliographyIndexAbout the Author
Series Title: Lexington studies in political communication.
Responsibility: Vincent M. Fitzgerald.

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Vincent M. Fitzgerald has produced a strong indictment of the misuse of polls by television news-a crime against informed civic discourse that has been going on for decades. His compelling new book, Read more...

 
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