The Singapore press : its role in agenda setting and public perceptions.
Date of Issue1997
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
The media environment of Singapore is characterized by (i) a monopoly of the mainstream media and (ii) a media-dependent public. In addition, the environment in which the press operates, coupled with its stated role as an important conduit in the dissemination of news about government policies and philosophies, have resulted in a tendency among the general public to identify the press with the government. The agenda-setting function of the press in Singapore, particularly operating within the framework of such an environment, is the main focus of this study.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Mass media::Media effects
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