Genda-Setting and the Presidential Election
Agenda-Setting and the Presidential Election
1) Based on the assigned readings, two additional scholarly sources found through the GCU eLibrary and two Internet sources, write an essay (750-1,000 words) in which you examine whether or not the agenda-setting function of mass media was at work in the most recent presidential election. Consider the following in your essay:
a) What issue(s) was highlighted by the media (or the candidates themselves) that may have had an effect on voters that year?
b) There was an emphasis on independent voters in swing states such as Ohio.
c) What issue had a significant impact in swing states among independents? Support your opinion with research.