The Crisis of Public Communication [NOOK Book]

Overview

The role of the mass media in the world of politics has become increasingly influential and controversial. In The Crisis of Civic Communication, the in-depth analysis of Blumler and Gurevitch points to the undeniable fact that political communication is no longer

part of democratic ideals, and finds that the roots of the problem are intertwined with our contemporary environment, characterized by an increasingly disaffected audience.

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The Crisis of Public Communication

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Overview

The role of the mass media in the world of politics has become increasingly influential and controversial. In The Crisis of Civic Communication, the in-depth analysis of Blumler and Gurevitch points to the undeniable fact that political communication is no longer

part of democratic ideals, and finds that the roots of the problem are intertwined with our contemporary environment, characterized by an increasingly disaffected audience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203181775
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/30/1995
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 517 KB

Table of Contents

1 The crisis of civic communication 1
2 Linkages between the mass media and politics 11
3 Politicians and the press: an essay on role relationships 25
4 The orientations of journalists to social and political institutions 45
5 Towards a comparative framework for political communication research 59
6 Comparative research: the extending frontier 73
7 The formation of campaign agendas in the United States and Britain 86
8 Political communication systems and democratic values 97
9 Producers' attitudes towards television coverage of an election campaign (UK election 1966) 111
10 The construction of election news at the BBC (1979) 122
11 Setting the television news agenda (1983) 139
12 The earnest versus the determined: election news-making at the BBC (1987) 153
13 Struggles for meaningful election communication (1992) 167
14 Longitudinal analysis of an election communication system: newsroom observation at the BBC, 1966-92 182
15 The crisis of communication for citizenship: in and out of the ashes? 203
Notes 222
References 227
Index 235
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