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A look at the agenda setting theory in communications.
# 121917 | 2,500 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media)

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The paper discusses the agenda setting theory in communications, the history of agenda-setting theory development and the application of the theory and its criticisms. The focus of the paper is on the news media that tells people what to think about.

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"The following presents the topic of Agenda-Setting Theory. Agenda setting theory in communications is presented with a discussion of the historical development of the theory. For example, the idea was first conceived by Walter Lippmann in the ...s and was named the agenda-setting theory in the ...s by Shaw and McCoombs. This is followed by a summary and conclusion.
"Agenda-Setting Theory. Maxwell McCombs and Donald Shaw named agenda-setting theory in the early ...s. According to this theory, the media, which consist primarily of the news media, tell..."

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