News distortion as a function of organizational communication

Paul Howard Arntson, Craig R. Smith

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An Analysis of the operation of CBS News’ political coverage from the perspective of organizational communication theory explains much of the distortion of network television news. Aspects of the control system responsible for the distortion are revealed. Mr. Arntson is assistant professor of communication studies, Northwestern University; Mr. Smith is associate professor and chairman of communication arts, University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-381
Number of pages11
JournalCommunication Monographs
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics


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