By Patrick Sellers
How do politicians attempt to form their information assurance? examines strategic conversation campaigns within the U.S. Congress. He argues that those campaigns create cycles of spin: leaders create messages, rank-and-file legislators make a decision no matter if to advertise these messages, newshounds come to a decision even if to hide the messages, and any assurance feeds again to persuade the coverage method. those 4 phases are heavily similar; judgements at one level effect these at one other. dealers makes use of various proof, from player statement and press secretary interviews, to automated content material research and vector vehicle regression. the result's a accomplished and unparalleled exam of politicians' promotional campaigns and newshounds' insurance of these campaigns. Countering quite a few critics of spin, bargains the provocative argument that the promotional messages have their origins within the real coverage personal tastes of contributors of Congress. The campaigns to advertise those messages therefore may help the general public find out about coverage debates in Congress.
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Specifically, I examine leaders’ and followers’ efforts to shape the legislative agenda inside Congress and in the news media’s coverage outside Congress. Much of the evidence comes from four specific congressional debates in 1997 and 2003. The next section introduces the four debates and outlines the most important events and overall promotional tactics for each. The differences among the debates enable useful comparisons for addressing central questions about strategic communications in Congress.
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Cycles of Spin: Strategic Communication in the U.S Congress (Communication, Society and Politics) by Patrick Sellers