Can the media create public opinion? a social-identity approach by Phyllis A. Anastasio

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Article from Current directions in psychological science, Vol.8, No.5, 1999 (pp.152-155).

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Other titlesCurrent directions in psychological science.
StatementPhyllis A. Anastasio, Karen C. Rose, and Judith Chapman.
ContributionsRose, Karen C., Chapman, Judith.
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Scholars debate about the strengths and weaknesses of the models, but in the end, the government has to win the public opinion battle at home and : Michel M. Haigh.The role of the news media in defining the important issues of the day, also known as the agenda-setting influence of mass communication, has received widespread attention over the past 20 years.

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In the book "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann writes the following: It is a problem of provoking feeling in the reader, of inducing him to feel a sense of personal identification with the stories he is reading.

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