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Unformatted text preview: 07:03:12 Agenda Setting why does this issue gain attention? 1.) Barbara Nelson Child Abuse issue that never really got any attention a. Why does sit finally emerge? b. Not seen as a problem before c. Academics were doing research on child abuse i. Media picks it up and it is translated for general public ii. Media is a translator for scholarly work 2.) Subjectively defined 3.) Cobb and Elder a. Two categories that exist in order to reach issue creation i. Initiator 1. Unanticipated event an event that causes an issue to become visible a. President has a heart attack b. Hurricane Katrina c. Brings attention to an issue 2. Do-Gooder someone raises and issue out of no gain for self a. Appeal to sense of philanthropy 3. Exploiters a. Raise and issue that will get them personal gain b. Could also help others so its not always about personal gain 4. Re-Adjuster a. Someone who sees and imbalance or inequality b. Fixes the unfairness and unbalance in the system 5. Not mutually exclusive categories...
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- Spring '08
- Public Policy