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The Resource Congress and the media : beyond institutional power, C. Danielle Vinson

Congress and the media : beyond institutional power, C. Danielle Vinson

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Congress and the media : beyond institutional power
Title
Congress and the media
Title remainder
beyond institutional power
Statement of responsibility
C. Danielle Vinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the last four decades, members of Congress have increasingly embraced media relations as a way to influence national policymaking and politics. In 1977, nearly half of congressional members had no press secretary. Today, media relations is a central component of most congressional offices, and more of that communications effort is directed toward national media, not just the local press. Arguing that members of Congress turn to the media to enhance their formal powers or to compensate for their lack of power, Congress and the Media explains why congressional members go public and when they are likely to succeed in getting coverage. Vinson uses content analysis of national newspaper and television coverage of congressional members over time and members' messages on social media as well as case studies to examine how members in different political circumstances use the media to try to influence policymaking and how this has changed over time. She finds that members' institutional position, the political context, increasing partisan polarization, and journalists' evolving notions of what is newsworthy all affect which congressional members are interested in and successful in gaining media coverage of their messages and what they hope to accomplish by going public. Ultimately, Congress and the Media suggests that going public can be a way for members of Congress to move beyond their institutional powers, but the strategy is not equally available to all members nor effective for all goals."--
  • "Members of Congress have increasingly embraced media relations to influence policymaking. In Congress and the Media, Vinson argues that congressional members use the media to supplement their formal powers or to compensate for their lack of power to explain why congressional members go public and when they are likely to succeed in getting coverage."--
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Vinson, Danielle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Communication in politics
  • Press and politics
  • Mass media
  • Communication in politics
  • Mass media
  • Press and politics
  • Public relations
  • Reporters and reporting
  • United States
Label
Congress and the media : beyond institutional power, C. Danielle Vinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780190632250
Lccn
2016034529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)959648622
Label
Congress and the media : beyond institutional power, C. Danielle Vinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780190632250
Lccn
2016034529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)959648622

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