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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

Label
Congress and the media : beyond institutional power
Title
Congress and the media
Title remainder
beyond institutional power
Statement of responsibility
C. Danielle Vinson
Creator
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,
Dewey number
328.73/0731
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Communication in politics
  • Press and politics
  • Mass media
Label
Congress and the media : beyond institutional power, C. Danielle Vinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction: Congress Goes Public -- 2 Four Decades of Going Public in Congress -- 3 Why Congressional Members Go Public -- 4 New Paths to Influence: Broadcast and New Media -- 5 Congress Responds to the President: the Case of Social Security Reform -- Co-authored with Megan S. Remmel -- 6 Overcoming Institutional Weakness: the Congressional Black Caucus Goes Public -- 7 A Tale of Two Senators: Adapting Public Strategies to Different Goals -- 8 The Possibilities and Limits of Going Public in Congress -- Appendix -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn976307759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190632281
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)976307759
Label
Congress and the media : beyond institutional power, C. Danielle Vinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction: Congress Goes Public -- 2 Four Decades of Going Public in Congress -- 3 Why Congressional Members Go Public -- 4 New Paths to Influence: Broadcast and New Media -- 5 Congress Responds to the President: the Case of Social Security Reform -- Co-authored with Megan S. Remmel -- 6 Overcoming Institutional Weakness: the Congressional Black Caucus Goes Public -- 7 A Tale of Two Senators: Adapting Public Strategies to Different Goals -- 8 The Possibilities and Limits of Going Public in Congress -- Appendix -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn976307759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages .)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190632281
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)976307759

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