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Overview

Although there may not be a consensus on what the media's role in politics is or should be, it is clear that the media's pervasive influence has profoundly changed politics in America. In this collection of 37 essays (15 of them new to this edition), Graber explores the history of mass media and its ability to shape political agendas. The new essay titles include, Open Season: How the News Media Cover Presidential Campaigns in the Age of Attack Journalism and I Am on TV, Therefore I Am.

Reveals how the media affect Congress and the executive branch, political parties, organized lobbies and individuals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933116778
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/12/2006
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction 1
Part I Putting Mass Media Effects in Perspective 5
1. The Influence and Effects of Mass Media 7
2. Political Communication Systems and Democratic Values 24
3. Newspapers 36
4. Framing China 44
5. Monica Lewinsky's Contribution to Political Science 48
6. How Synthetic Experience Shapes Social Reality 57
Part II Shaping the Political Agenda and Public Opinion 66
7. Agenda-Setting Research: Where Has It Been, Where Is It Going? 68
8. The Agenda-Setting Function of the Media: Child Abuse 86
9. News Source Use in the Crash of 1987: A Study of Four National Media 99
10. What Moves Public Opinion? 112
11. Public Journalism and Social Capital: The Case of Madison, Wisconsin 128
12. Constructing Public Opinion: The Uses of Fictional and Nonfictional Television in Conversations about the Environment 136
Part III Influencing Election Outcomes 150
13. The Craft of Political Advertising: A Progress Report 152
14. Open Season: How the News Media Cover Presidential Campaigns in the Age of Attack Journalism 161
15. Mainstream Candidates on the Internet 172
16. The Miscast Institution 187
17. Trout or Hamburger: Politics and Telemythology 196
18. The Formation of Campaign Agendas in the United States and Britain 204
Part IV Controlling Media Power: Political Actors versus the Press 211
19. The Uses of News: Theory and (Presidential) Practice 213
20. Surrogate State Department? Times Coverage of Palestine, 1948 226
21. How Members of Congress Use the Media to Influence Public Policy 235
22. I Am on TV Therefore I Am 246
23. The Media and Watergate 255
24. Media, Protest, and Political Violence: A Transactional Analysis 263
Part V Guiding Public Policies 278
25. Homicide and Bargained Justice: The Agenda-Setting Effect of Crime News on Prosecutors 280
26. Mass Media Roles in Foreign Policy 292
27. Reporting the Gulf War 304
28. The Impact of Investigative Reporting on Public Opinion and Policy Making: Targeting Toxic Waste 313
29. The Role of the Press in the Health Care Reform Debate of 1993-1994 327
30. Interest Groups, the Media, and Policy Debate Formation: An Analysis of Message Structure, Rhetoric, and Source Cues 337
Part VI Regulating and Manipulating Media Effects 349
31. Communications Policy and the Public Interest 351
32. Television and the Struggle for Power in Russia 363
33. How Policy Makers Deal with the Press 376
34. Ethical Conflict and Investigative Reporting: Le Monde and the Contaminated Blood Affair 385
35. World Opinion During Times of Crisis 396
36. Strategic Communication 407
Index 418
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