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Indicators of Children's Well BeingInformative or Not? Media Coverage of Child Social Policy Issues.

Indicators of Children's Well Being: Informative or Not? Media Coverage of Child Social Policy... [It is well known that news coverage of a topic influences the public’s perception of the importance of that topic. This “agenda-setting effect” of the mass media (McCombs and Shaw, 1972; Rogers and Dearing, 1988) represents one of the key theories about how the news media affect public opinion. Agenda-setting influence occurs at two levels. The first involves the salience or prominence of a given issue on the public agenda, establishing for the public what is important to think about; while the second relates to the specific views or opinions the public holds on a topic, or more simply, what to think about issues that are deemed important to think about (McCombs and Reynolds, 2002).] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Indicators of Children's Well BeingInformative or Not? Media Coverage of Child Social Policy Issues.

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series Book Series (volume 27)
Editors: Ben-Arieh, Asher; Goerge, Robert M.

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer 2006
ISBN
978-1-4020-4237-9
Pages
173 –191
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4242-6_13
Publisher site
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Abstract

[It is well known that news coverage of a topic influences the public’s perception of the importance of that topic. This “agenda-setting effect” of the mass media (McCombs and Shaw, 1972; Rogers and Dearing, 1988) represents one of the key theories about how the news media affect public opinion. Agenda-setting influence occurs at two levels. The first involves the salience or prominence of a given issue on the public agenda, establishing for the public what is important to think about; while the second relates to the specific views or opinions the public holds on a topic, or more simply, what to think about issues that are deemed important to think about (McCombs and Reynolds, 2002).]

Published: Jan 1, 2006

Keywords: Child Care; Topic Area; Violent Crime; News Medium; News Coverage

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