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Published: 09 March 2017

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190632243

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Congress and the Media

Beyond Institutional Power

C. Danielle Vinson

  • Tests the theory that congressional members use the media to compensate for institutional weaknesses or move beyond their formal powers
  • Only book that systematically looks at congressional members' efforts to go public over four decades
  • Compares congressional members' communication through newspaper, television, and new media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube)
  • Includes three previously unpublished case studies on congressional efforts to go public
  • Examines the effectiveness of congressional members' efforts to go public through national media

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