Typing Politics: The Role of Blogs in American Politics

Typing Politics: The Role of Blogs in American Politics

by Richard Davis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195373758

ISBN-13: 9780195373752

Pub. Date: 05/26/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Richard Davis provides a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the growing role played by political blogs and their relationship with the mainstream media. Through a detailed content analysis of the most popular political blogs-Daily Kos, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, Wonkette, and others-he shows the degree to which blogs influence the traditional news medial,

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Richard Davis provides a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the growing role played by political blogs and their relationship with the mainstream media. Through a detailed content analysis of the most popular political blogs-Daily Kos, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, Wonkette, and others-he shows the degree to which blogs influence the traditional news medial, analyzes general attitudes about the role of blogs in journalism, and provides a novel assessment of the blog audience. Compact, accessible, and well-researched, Typing Politics is an invaluable contribution to the literature on a phenomenon that has reshaped the landscape of political communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195373752
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

1 Agenda Setting 9

2 Blogs and Politics 22

3 Bloggers 33

4 Inside the Blogs 56

5 Agenda Seekers 82

6 Journalists 107

7 The Audience 155

Conclusion 178

Appendix: Methodology 194

Notes 199

Index 233

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