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Chapter 2 Crigler Outline Literature Review and Thesis/Main Argument Main argument: Through content analysis of Time magazine, determine how the coverage of the president has changed in the media over last four decades. Literature Reviews: Graber (1987): The role of the press changes based on the political climate. If politics and government are turbulent, then the press acts like more of a watchdog. The media needs to feel like they have control of a situation. For instance, after the Watergate scandal, the press realized that their role as government watchdog was being compromised, and as a result they became for critical of politics and politians. Gustainis (1988), Bormann (1982) and Lule (1988): Headlines in the media change based on public opinion. Articles and news are created based on what the public finds important or interesting. Hart, Jerome and McComb (1984): Public opinion is shaped by what the headlines read. In essence, the media has the power to persuade the public to follow their agenda.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLI SCI 426 taught by Professor Dorman during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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