Agenda-setting theory

Agenda-setting describes the "ability (of the news media) to influence the importance placed on the topics of the public agenda".[1] The study of agenda-setting describes the way media attempts to influence viewers, and establish a hierarchy of news prevalence.[2][3] Nations with more political power receive higher media exposure. The agenda-setting by media is driven by the media's bias on things such as politics, economy and culture, etc.[4] The evolution of agenda-setting and laissez-faire components of communication research encouraged a fast pace growth and expansion of these perspectives. Agenda-setting has phases that need to be in a specific order in order for it to succeed. [5]