ERIC Number: EJ262967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
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The Perceived Legitimacy of Deviant Political Groups: Two Experiments on Media Effects.
Shoemaker, Pamela J.
Communication Research--An International Quarterly, v9 n2 p249-86 Apr 1982
Examined the concepts of legitimacy and deviance. Investigated the hypothesis that U.S. media support centrist political groups by delegitimizing deviant political groups. Found some supporting evidence that media coverage of deviant political groups makes them seem ridiculous and eccentric. Discussed implications for journalists and journalism educators. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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