Media Bias?

Media Bias?

by Tawnya J. Adkins Covert, Philo Wasburn, Philo C. Wasburn, Carolyn Washburne
     
 

Media Bias? addresses the question: To what extent can mainstream news media be characterized as 'conservative' or 'liberal'? The study involves a systematic comparative analysis of the coverage given to major domestic social issues from 1975 to 2000 by two mainstream newsmagazines, Newsweek and Time, and two explicitly partisan publications, the conservative

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Overview

Media Bias? addresses the question: To what extent can mainstream news media be characterized as 'conservative' or 'liberal'? The study involves a systematic comparative analysis of the coverage given to major domestic social issues from 1975 to 2000 by two mainstream newsmagazines, Newsweek and Time, and two explicitly partisan publications, the conservative National Review and the liberal Progressive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739121894
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Tawnya J. Adkins Covert is associate professor of sociology at Western Illinois University. Philo C. Wasburn is professor of sociology at Purdue University.

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. The Media Bias Debate Chapter 4 2. Mainstream and Partisan Newsmagazines Chapter 5 3. Measuring Media Bias Chapter 6 4. Comparing Time, Newsweek, the National Review, and the Progressive Coverage of Selected Social Issues, 1975-2000 Chapter 7 5. The Use of Information Sources in Partisan Publications Chapter 8 6. Does Historical Context Influence Media Bias? Chapter 9 7. Have our Media Been Serving Democracy in their Coverage of Domestic Social Issues? Chapter 10 Bibliography 11 Index 12 About the Authors

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