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Hoyt Purvis illuminates and analyzes the growing power of the media from within a sociopolitical context-thoroughly examining the media, the media-politics-government relationship, and its increasingly central role in our public affairs and public life. This book is comprehensive, accessible, and thoroughly up-to-date.
1. History and Evolution of the Media Role in Politics and Public Affairs. 2. Politics in the Television Age. 3. Media Role in Influencing the Public Agenda. 4. The Presidency and the Press. 5. Congress and the Media. 6. The Media and Campaigns/Elections. 7. The Media and International Affairs. 8. The Changing Media and Issues in Government-Media Relations. 9. Politics, New Media Technologies and Future Issues.