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Boydstun, Amber E. 1977-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,822 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF9227.C2, 345.730773
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Most widely held works by Amber E Boydstun
The decline of the death penalty and the discovery of innocence by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Since 1996, death sentences in America have declined more than 60 percent, reversing a generation-long trend toward greater acceptance of capital punishment. In theory, most Americans continue to support the death penalty. But it is no longer seen as a theoretical matter. Prosecutors, judges, and juries across the country have moved in large numbers to give much greater credence to the possibility of mistakes-mistakes that in this arena are potentially fatal. The discovery of innocence, documented here through painstaking analyses of media coverage and with newly developed methods, has led to historic shifts in public opinion and to a sharp decline in use of the death penalty by juries across the country. A social cascade, starting with legal clinics and innocence projects, has snowballed into a national phenomenon that may spell the end of the death penalty in America
Making the news : politics, the media, and agenda setting by Amber E Boydstun( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a look at the patterns of media attention that determine which issues are brought before the public. Boydstun argues that the media have two modes: an "alarm mode" for breaking stories and a "patrol mode" for covering them in greater depth. While institutional incentives often initiate alarm mode around a story, they also propel news outlets into the watchdog-like patrol mode around its policy implications until the next big news item breaks. What results from this pattern of fixation followed by rapid change is skewed coverage of policy issues, with a few receiving the majority of media attention while others receive none at all. Boydstun documents this systemic explosiveness and skew through analysis of media coverage across policy issues, including in-depth looks at the waxing and waning of coverage around two issues: capital punishment and the "war on terror. --From publisher description
Playing to the crowd agenda control in presidential debates by Amber E Boydstun( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Real-time reactions to a 2012 presidential debate a method for understanding which messages matter by Amber E Boydstun( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two faces of media attention media storms versus non-storm coverage by Amber E Boydstun( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Nonlinear Effect of Information on Political Attention: Media Storms and U.S. Congressional Hearings( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Agenda-setting scholars have claimed that the typical punctuated pattern of governmental attention is a consequence of disproportionate information processing. Yet these claims remain unsubstantiated. We tackle this challenge by considering mass media coverage as a source of information for political actors and by examining the relationship between preceding media information and subsequent governmental attention. Employing data capturing U.S. media attention and congressional hearings (1996-2006), we find that the effects of media attention on congressional attention are conditioned by the presence of "media storms"--Sudden and large surges in media attention to a given topic. A one-story increase in media attention has a greater effect on congressional attention in the context of a media storm, since media storms surpass a key threshold for catching policymakers' attention. We find evidence that the influence of media attention on political attention is nonlinear; agenda-setting operates differently when the media are in storm mode
A Negativity Bias in Reframing Shapes Political Preferences Even in Partisan Contexts by Amber E Boydstun( )

1 edition published in 2019 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Media Frames Corpus: annotations of frames across issues( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The president, the press, and the war a tale of two framing agendas by Rebecca A Glazier( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Colleague Crowdsourcing: A Method for Fostering National Student Engagement and Large-N Data Collection( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Scholars often rely on student samples from their own campuses to study political behavior, but some studies require larger and more diverse samples than any single campus can provide. In our case, we wanted to study the real-time effects of presidential debates on individual-level attitudes, and we sought a large sample with diversity across covariates such as ideology and race. To address this challenge, we recruited college students across the country through a process we call "colleague crowdsourcing." As an incentive for colleagues to encourage their students to participate, we offered teaching resources and next-day data summaries. Crowdsourcing provided data from a larger and more diverse sample than would be possible using a standard, single-campus subject pool. Furthermore, this approach provided classroom resources for faculty and opportunities for active learning. We present colleague crowdsourcing as a possible model for future research and offer suggestions for application in varying contexts
How policy issues become front-page news by Amber E Boydstun( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The decline of the death penalty and the discovery of innocence
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