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Mass media and American politics

Author: Doris A Graber; Johanna Dunaway
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : CQ Press, An imprint of SAGE Publications, Inc., [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Tenth editionView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive, trusted core text on media2 impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris A Graber; Johanna Dunaway
ISBN: 9781506340234 1506340237
OCLC Number: 989123590
Description: xix, 515 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Tables, Figures, and BoxesAcknowledgmentsPrefaceAbout the AuthorsPART I: Media Purpose and Structure1 Media Power and Government Control Political Importance of Mass Media Functions of Mass Media Who Should Control News Making? Models of News Making Summary2 Ownership, Regulation, and Guidance of Media Control and Ownership: Public and Semipublic Patterns of Private Ownership The Costs and Benefits of Big Business Control The Regulation/Deregulation Debate Pressures by Media Associations and Advertisers Citizen Lobby Control Summary3 Press Freedom and the Law Censorship in the Twenty-First Century The Public and Freedom of the Press Policy Limits on the Press Access to the Media Public Access to Information Transparency, Secrecy, and National Security Individual Rights versus the Public's Right to Know Summary4 Media and Politics in the Changing Media Landscape The Expansion of Choice Media Polarization and Selective Exposure Changing News Habits and Political Journalism Political Campaigns and Campaigning Digital Democracy? Engagement, Citizenship, and Civic Life SummaryPART II: Who and What Makes the News?5 News-Making and News-Reporting Routines Profile Sketch of U.S. Journalists Gatekeeping Effects of Gatekeeping Reporting Extraordinary Events Covering Pseudo-Crises Summary6 The Media as Policy Makers The Ethics of Melding Political Activism with Journalism Manipulative Journalism in Perspective Muckraking Models Fact-Checking Journalists as Political Actors Agenda Building Documentaries and Docudramas Methods: Fair and Foul Summary7 The Struggle for Control: News from the Presidency The Adversarial Relationship The Media and the Executive Branch Summary8 Media Coverage of Congress and the Courts The Media and Congress Writing Stories about Congress The Media and the Courts News about Crime and the Justice System Summary9 State and Local News Covering State and Local Affairs The Content of Subnational News Decline of Mainstream State Venues and the New Venues Summary10 Foreign Affairs Coverage The Foreign News Niche Making Foreign News Wars in the Modern Age SummaryPART III: Media Effects11 Media Influence on Attitudes and Behavior Differential Effects of News The Role of Media in Political Socialization Patterns in Socialization Choosing Media Stories How People Learn Learning Effects: Knowledge and Attitudes Learning Effects: Behavior Summary12 Elections in the Digital Era The Consequences of Media-Dominated Politics Media Content What People Learn from Campaign Coverage Summary13 Incivility, Negativity, and Bias in the Media Bias in the News Affective Biases Information Biases Ideological and Partisan Biases Causes of Bias Effects of Bias SummaryPART IV: Current Trends and Future Directions14 Current Trends and Future Directions Appraising News Making The Impact of Digital Technologies Regulation as a Barrier to Development The Shape of the Future SummaryIndex
Responsibility: Doris A. Graber (University of Illinois at Chicago), Johanna Dunaway (Texas A & M University).

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This comprehensive, trusted core text on media2 impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. Graber--a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics--and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard.

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