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Published: 23 March 2017

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780190632250

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Congress and the Media

Beyond Institutional Power

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  • Includes three previously unpublished case studies on congressional efforts to go public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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