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Media Management in a Small Polity: Political Elites' Synchronized Calls to Regional Talk Radio and Attempted Manipulation of Public Opinion Polls

Kerby, Matthew; Marland, Alex


Little is known about how elected representatives attempt to manipulate public opinion and news media through their participation on regional open line radio or media straw polls. This article examines the systematic attempts by political actors to engage these media in the small polity of Newfoundland, Canada, where politics is characterized by the hyper-local nature of 590-VOCM radio programming. Our mixed-method study draws from talk radio call-in logs, online straw poll vote results,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Communication
DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2014.947449


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