This study examines the role of U.S. presidents as a news source in the media agenda shaping process. DICTION text-analysis software was used to analyze transcripts of U.S. presidents' state of the union addresses and related news coverage from 1981 to 2007. DICTION software calculated scores for five major dimensions of content in the addresses and related news stories. Results revealed that the addresses and related news coverage contained dissimilar rhetoric, suggesting that, overall, the presidents had little influence on independent media outlets in that regard.
|Title of host publication||Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Print)||1466650036, 9781466650039|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Jan 2014|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- Social Sciences(all)