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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 - Page 254
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News for a Change: An Advocate's Guide to Working with the Media

Lawrence Wallack, Katie Woodruff, Lori Dorfman, Iris Diaz - 1999 - 170 pages
...of the news media to leverage their work for a change. In 1922, Walter Lippmann said that news was "like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...episode and then another out of darkness into vision." News for a Change helps advocates fix and focus that light on important issues and prepares them to...
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With Malice Toward All?: The Media and Public Confidence in Democratic ...

Patricia Moy, Michael Pfau, Michael William Pfau - 2000 - 246 pages
...Father Thomas Jefferson (Letter to John Novell, 1807) The press is no substitute for institutions. It is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...episode and then another out of darkness into vision. Political philosopher Walter Lippmann (1922, p. 229) Discussion of the pivotal role of newspapers in...
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Democracy and the Media: A Comparative Perspective

Richard Gunther, Professor Department of Political Science Richard Gunther, Anthony Mughan - 2000 - 510 pages
...novelty was itself sufficient to disqualify it as an adequate link between the public and its leadership. "The press is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly about," he wrote, "bringing one episode and then another out of darkness into vision. Men cannot do the work...
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The Evolution of Public Policy: Cars and the Environment

Toni Marzotto, Vicky Moshier Burnor, Gordon Scott Bonham - 2000 - 252 pages
...evaluation. Walter Lippman called the media's influence on public policy the "beam of a search light that moves restlessly about, bringing one episode and then another out of the darkness into vision" (1938, 364). The searchlight lands on a policy issue for many reasons, but...
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Westminster Tales: The Twenty-first-Century Crisis in Political Journalism

Steve Barnett, Ivor Gaber - 2001 - 164 pages
...the media are 'too frail to carry the whole burden of popular sovereignty'. The press, said Lippman, is 'like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...Men cannot do the work of the world by this light alone.'7 To extend this analogy to contemporary media, our argument is that the brightness of the beam...
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The View from the States: National Politics in Local Newspaper Editorials

Jan Pons Vermeer - 2002 - 180 pages
...developments. Walter Lippmann long ago alerted us to the significance of such signaling by journalists. "The press is like the beam of a searchlight that...about, bringing one episode and then another out of the darkness into vision."10 Following Lasswell, Graber refers to the media's surveillance function,...
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The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists, and the Stories that Shape the ...

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Paul Waldman - 2003 - 244 pages
...potential of journalists' choices to move events. As Walter Lippmann famously described it, press attention is "like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...one episode and then another out of darkness into vision."3 Through 9S what they illuminated, the press helped determine the outcome of the 2000 post-election...
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Political Psychology: Key Readings

John T. Jost, Jim Sidanius - 2004 - 520 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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Political Psychology: Key Readings

John T. Jost, Jim Sidanius - 2004 - 520 pages
...psychological foundations. and argue for a rssival of experimentetion in the stody of political communication. [The press] is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly abeut. hringing one episnde and then another out of the darkness into vision. W. Lippmano t19221 Four...
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Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams - 2006 - 356 pages
...and limited. "The press," Walter Lippmann elegantly observed, "is no substitute for institutions. It is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly...of darkness into vision. Men cannot do the work of this world by this light alone." All these qualifications are true enough. When we add to them the...
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