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Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior
     

Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior

by David Barker
 

This book systematically examines the manner and extent to which listening to talk radio results in persuasion. The focus is on the medium's ringleader — Rush Limbaugh — the talk show host with the largest audience by far.

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This book systematically examines the manner and extent to which listening to talk radio results in persuasion. The focus is on the medium's ringleader — Rush Limbaugh — the talk show host with the largest audience by far.

Editorial Reviews

Political Communication
The volume exemplifies both rigorous and creative sciences. It is appropriate for many political communication and behavior university classes.

— C. Richard Hofstetter

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator - Christopher H. Sterling
[A] welcome addition to the growing shelf of scholarly works on radio broadcasting... well documented... offers useful research paths for others to follow.
Australasian Journal of American Studies - Bridget Griffin-Foley
[An] important and quite ground-breaking study of American conservative call-in talk radio.
Public Opinion Quarterly - David C. Barker
the volume is useful not only for those who study media effects, but also for those who work in the area of political persuasion.
Political Communication - C. Richard Hofstetter
The volume exemplifies both rigorous and creative sciences. It is appropriate for many political communication and behavior university classes.
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator
[A] welcome addition to the growing shelf of scholarly works on radio broadcasting... well documented... offers useful research paths for others to follow.

— Christopher H. Sterling

Australasian Journal of American Studies
[An] important and quite ground-breaking study of American conservative call-in talk radio.

— Bridget Griffin-Foley

Public Opinion Quarterly
the volume is useful not only for those who study media effects, but also for those who work in the area of political persuasion.

— David C. Barker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231118064
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/20/2002
Series:
Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century Series
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Doris A. Graber

David Barker's theoretically grounded, empirically based analysis explains how persuasion works for all the new, unabashedly biased media that are flourishing today. Methodologically, the experimental research that grounds the figures is imaginatively designed and beautifully executed. It provides a model for sophisticated modern political communication research.

Doris A. Graber, University of Illinois, Chicago

Meet the Author

David Barker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Prof. Barker has published several articles on talk radio in the Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, and Political Communication.

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