Stories may have political impact less by persuading than by reminding people which side they are on
- July 28, 2017
- Francesca Polletta, sociology, via NiemanLab, July 28, 2017
Professor of sociology Francesca Polletta and Jessica Callahan at the University of California Irvine look at how “the rise of right-wing media outlets and the profusion of user-shared digital news” have changed storytelling (paywall), asking the question, “How was a story of middle-class whites pushed aside by a parade of minority groups, abandoned by the government, and treated with disdain by liberals made real?”
For the full story, please visit http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/07/stories-may-have-political-impact-less-by-persuading-than-by-reminding-people-which-side-they-are-on/.