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2013

Communication

Media

University of Colorado, Boulder

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Who Really Controls The Message Of Presidential Debates?, Mary E. Cornell Jan 2013

Who Really Controls The Message Of Presidential Debates?, Mary E. Cornell

Journalism & Mass Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Presidential debates have played an important role in the American campaign process but it has been debated on whether or not the message is more controlled by the media or the candidate. Response type, level of criticism and measure of evasiveness are the variables used in this research in hopes of gaining a better understanding of the debate message.