Blog offensive: An exploratory analysis of attacks published on campaign blog posts from a political public relations perspective

Blog offensive: An exploratory analysis of attacks published on campaign blog posts from a... An advancement in online campaigning during the 2004 election cycle was the integration of blogs in candidate Web sites. This content analysis investigated the political public relations message strategy on campaign blogs during the 2004 election, focusing on attacks as a part of Functional Theory of Political Campaign Discourse. Results indicated frequent discussion of the opponent, reliance on attacks, and the dominance of logical appeals. Candidates focused on issue over image. The incumbent attacked more often than the challenger. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Public Relations Review Elsevier

Blog offensive: An exploratory analysis of attacks published on campaign blog posts from a political public relations perspective

Public Relations Review, Volume 32 (4) – Nov 1, 2006

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2006 Elsevier Ltd
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0363-8111
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10.1016/j.pubrev.2006.09.008
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Abstract

An advancement in online campaigning during the 2004 election cycle was the integration of blogs in candidate Web sites. This content analysis investigated the political public relations message strategy on campaign blogs during the 2004 election, focusing on attacks as a part of Functional Theory of Political Campaign Discourse. Results indicated frequent discussion of the opponent, reliance on attacks, and the dominance of logical appeals. Candidates focused on issue over image. The incumbent attacked more often than the challenger.

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Public Relations ReviewElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2006

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