The Communication Of Politics

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How should those exercising power be made more accountable, and what roles should the mass media play in that process? Can the public monitor the exercise of power without the existence of a strong and inquisitive media? This essential textbook examines these and other questions vital to the debate on the media's role in the democratic process.

Ralph Negrine explores the complexity of the links between the media, the institutional political world and the public through case studies drawn from contemporary British politics and other political systems including the United States. He examines some of the often overlooked problems faced by the media in its efforts to create an 'informed citizenry'. Questioning the practices that filter information and confronting the idea that information itself is unproblematic, Negrine shows why the essential task of uncovering truths remains elusive.

The Communication of Politics will complement more traditional approaches to the study of the mass media's role in the democratic process, and will be the standard reference for students of political science, and media and communication studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803977389
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/24/1996
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Negrine is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Mass Communication Studies, Leicester University, UK. His publications include Politics and the Mass Media in Britain and Images of Disability on Television (with Guy Cumberbatch).

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Communication of Political Information
1 The Communication of Political Information and the Creation of an Informed Citizenry 1
2 'Public Information', Leaks and the Production of News 23
3 Reporting Parliament, Reporting Politics 52
4 Specialization in News Organizations: Producing Better News? 78
5 Public Opinion, the Media and the Democratic Process 101
6 The Construction of Politics 127
7 Political Communication and the Americanization of Politics 146
8 Political Communication in the Age of Global Electronic Media 167
References 181
Index 189
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