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" The press ... is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly about, bringing one episode and then another out of darkness into vision. "
Essays on Strategy 12 - Page 254
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Our Governmental Machine

Schuyler Crawford Wallace - 1924 - 244 pages
...facts and set them into relation with each other, and make a picture of reality on which men can act." The press "is like the beam of a searchlight that...bringing one episode and then another out of darkness inio vision. Men cannot do the work of the world by this light alone. They cannot govern society by...
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A Study of the Bases of Public Opinion

Vicente Albano Pacis - 1925 - 236 pages
...news signalizes an event and is not a synonym for truth, that in short, and at best, the newspaper is "like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...episode and then another out of darkness into vision". The press, he points out, cannot present a synthesis but only a fragmentary analysis, cannot reveal...
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The U.S. Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference

William A. Dorman, Mansour Farhang - 1988 - 292 pages
...light the hidden facts."3 The press, Lippmann wrote, plays at best a limited role, functioning like a searchlight that moves "restlessly about, bringing one episode and then another out of the darkness into vision."4 His biographer, Ronald Steel, has pointed out what was equally important...
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Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention

Lawrence Wallack, Lori Dorfman, David Jernigan, Makani Themba-Nixon - 1993 - 252 pages
...problems. Media advocates use the media to set the health policy agenda. Agenda Setting Mass media are like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...episode and then another out of darkness into vision. —Walter Lippmann (1922/1965) This classic image is as relevant today as it was when first put forth...
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Experimental Foundations of Political Science

Donald R. Kinder, Thomas R. Palfrey - 1993 - 516 pages
...psychological foundations, and argue for a revival of experimentation in the study of political communication. [The press] is like the beam of a searchlight that...about, bringing one episode and then another out of the darkness into vision. W. Lippmann (1922) Four decades ago, spurred by the cancer of fascism abroad...
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The Effects of the Mass Media on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol

Susan Ehrlich Martin, Patricia D. Mail - 1995 - 302 pages
...created and reported and how the agenda-setting process works. Walter Lippmann noted, "Mass media are like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...episode and then another out of darkness into vision" (1965[1922], p. 229). The key to media advocacy is to fix the searchlight on public policy issues,...
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International News and Foreign Correspondents

Stephen Hess - 1996 - 236 pages
...measurement. Chapter 3 What Gets Covered and Where hen Walter Lippmann wrote in 1922 that the press was "like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...episode and then another out of darkness into vision," his description aptly fit the way television would someday cover foreign news.1 Today journalists speed...
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Community Organizing and Community Building for Health

Meredith Minkler - 1997 - 424 pages
...environment which, in large part, determines these habits. The Functions of Media Advocacy Mass media are like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...episode and then another out of darkness into vision. WALTER LIPPMANN (1922) Substantial evidence suggests that the media agenda determines the public agenda:...
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Understanding Global News: A Critical Introduction

Jaap van Ginneken - 1998 - 252 pages
...permits us to develop only a very partial and slanted view of our environment. Walter Uppmann said: The press ... is like the beam of a searchlight that...vision. Men cannot do the work of the world by this view alone. They cannot govern society by episodes, incidents, and eruptions' (1947: 364). Some people...
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Reviving the Fourth Estate: Democracy, Accountability and the Media

Julianne Schultz - 1998 - 320 pages
...in the democratic system, Lippmann was keen to show that it was 'no substitute for institutions. It is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...about bringing one episode and then another out of the darkness and into vision' (Lippmann, 1922: 229). The very episodic nature of news reporting, the...
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