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Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections

Maria Elizabeth Grabe and Erik Page Bucy

Abstract

Image Bite Politics is the first book to systematically assess the visual presentation of presidential candidates in network news coverage of elections and to connect these visual images with shifts in public opinion. Presenting the results of a comprehensive visual analysis of general election news from 1992-2004, encompassing four presidential campaigns, the authors highlight the remarkably potent influence of television images when it comes to evaluating leaders. The book draws from a variety of disciplines, including political science, behavioral biology, cognitive neuroscienc ... More

Keywords: presidential candidates, network news, coverage of elections, visual images, public opinion, general election news, presidential campaigns, television images, evaluating leaders, political science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372076
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372076.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Elizabeth Grabe, author

Erik Page Bucy, author