This report catalogs one of the most intriguing and thorny new practices to come onto the political scene in many years – the heavy use of so-called “issue advocacy” adverting by political parties, labor unions, trade associations and business, ideological and single-issue groups during the last campaign.
“Free Air Time and Campaign Reform, a conference co-sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Free TV for Straight Talk Coalition and funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, gathered nearly 200 members of the press, scholars in communications and politics, campaign reform advocates, campaign practitioners, consultants and candidates.
This report examines how the Telecommunications Act of 1996 created a highly pro-competitive strategic direction for public policy-makers that federal, state regulators, and state legislators appear to be following.
This report examines a year-long study of political call-in talk radio. The study included a tree wave national survey, content analysis of Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show, examination of fifty political talk shows on each of three days during the Republican primaries, and review of 2,647 print articles mentioning talk radio from fall 1993 to
The Campaign Discourse Mapping Project (CDMP) collected and analyzed the extant speeches, ads, debates, and much of the broadcast and print coverage of the 1960, 1980, 1988, and 1992 presidential general election campaigns.