Media Power In Politics, 5th Edition / Edition 5

Media Power In Politics, 5th Edition / Edition 5

by Doris A Graber
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933116773

ISBN-13: 9781933116778

Pub. Date: 07/12/2006

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

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,

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933116778
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
07/12/2006
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Introduction1
Part IPutting Mass Media Effects in Perspective5
1.The Influence and Effects of Mass Media7
2.Political Communication Systems and Democratic Values24
3.Newspapers36
4.Framing China44
5.Monica Lewinsky's Contribution to Political Science48
6.How Synthetic Experience Shapes Social Reality57
Part IIShaping the Political Agenda and Public Opinion66
7.Agenda-Setting Research: Where Has It Been, Where Is It Going?68
8.The Agenda-Setting Function of the Media: Child Abuse86
9.News Source Use in the Crash of 1987: A Study of Four National Media99
10.What Moves Public Opinion?112
11.Public Journalism and Social Capital: The Case of Madison, Wisconsin128
12.Constructing Public Opinion: The Uses of Fictional and Nonfictional Television in Conversations about the Environment136
Part IIIInfluencing Election Outcomes150
13.The Craft of Political Advertising: A Progress Report152
14.Open Season: How the News Media Cover Presidential Campaigns in the Age of Attack Journalism161
15.Mainstream Candidates on the Internet172
16.The Miscast Institution187
17.Trout or Hamburger: Politics and Telemythology196
18.The Formation of Campaign Agendas in the United States and Britain204
Part IVControlling Media Power: Political Actors versus the Press211
19.The Uses of News: Theory and (Presidential) Practice213
20.Surrogate State Department? Times Coverage of Palestine, 1948226
21.How Members of Congress Use the Media to Influence Public Policy235
22.I Am on TV Therefore I Am246
23.The Media and Watergate255
24.Media, Protest, and Political Violence: A Transactional Analysis263
Part VGuiding Public Policies278
25.Homicide and Bargained Justice: The Agenda-Setting Effect of Crime News on Prosecutors280
26.Mass Media Roles in Foreign Policy292
27.Reporting the Gulf War304
28.The Impact of Investigative Reporting on Public Opinion and Policy Making: Targeting Toxic Waste313
29.The Role of the Press in the Health Care Reform Debate of 1993-1994327
30.Interest Groups, the Media, and Policy Debate Formation: An Analysis of Message Structure, Rhetoric, and Source Cues337
Part VIRegulating and Manipulating Media Effects349
31.Communications Policy and the Public Interest351
32.Television and the Struggle for Power in Russia363
33.How Policy Makers Deal with the Press376
34.Ethical Conflict and Investigative Reporting: Le Monde and the Contaminated Blood Affair385
35.World Opinion During Times of Crisis396
36.Strategic Communication407
Index418

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