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Media Power, Media Politics examines the role and influence of the media in every sphere of American politics. Organized thematically, the book analyzes the relationship between the media and key institutions, political actors, and nongovernmental entities, as well as the role of the new media, media ethics, and foreign policy coverage. Written clearly and concisely by leading scholars in the field, the chapters serve as broad overviews to the issues, while discussion questions and suggestions for further reading...

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Overview

Media Power, Media Politics examines the role and influence of the media in every sphere of American politics. Organized thematically, the book analyzes the relationship between the media and key institutions, political actors, and nongovernmental entities, as well as the role of the new media, media ethics, and foreign policy coverage. Written clearly and concisely by leading scholars in the field, the chapters serve as broad overviews to the issues, while discussion questions and suggestions for further reading encourage deeper inquiry. Media Power, Media Politics is a fresh look at the pervasive influence of the media in American society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442205093
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Edition number: 2

Meet the Author

Mark J. Rozell is professor and chair of the Department of Politics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Media Power, Media Politics Jeremy D. Mayer Mayer, Jeremy D. 1

1 The Presidency and the News Media Jeffrey Crouch Crouch, Jeffrey John Anthony Maltese Maltese, John Anthony 19

2 Congress and the News Media Mark J. Rozell Rozell, Mark J. Richard J. Semiatin Semiatin, Richard J. 43

Interview: The Honorable Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) 63

3 Press Coverage of the United States Supreme Court Vincent James Strickler Strickler, Vincent James Richard Davis Davis, Richard 69

Assignment: Generational Change in Media Consumption 98

4 The Gatekeeping Power of the Media as Illustrated in Its Coverage of Civil Rights and Liberties Nina Therese Kasniunas Kasniunas, Nina Therese 99

Interview: Janet Terry, Local News Writer/Producer 113

5 Bureaucracy and the Media Jan Vermeer Vermeer, Jan 119

Assignment: Media Exposure Survey 134

6 A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing: What We Know about the Role of the Media in State Politics Tari Renner Renner, Tari G. Patrick Lynch Lynch, G. Patrick 137

Interview: Brenna Holmes, Online Political Activist/Consultant 156

7 Political Parties and the Media C. Danielle Vinson Vinson, C. Danielle 159

8 Presidential Elections and the Media Mary E. Stuckey Stuckey, Mary E. Kristina E. Curry Curry, Kristina E. 175

Interview: David Mark, Senior Editor, Politico 199

9 The News Media and Organized Interests in the United States Ronald G. Shaiko Shaiko, Ronald G. 205

Assignment: The Political Message of Your Favorite Movie 230

10 The Media and Public Opinion Stephen K. Medvic Medvic, Stephen K. David A. Dulio Dulio, David A. 233

11 The New Bully Pulpit: Global Media and Foreign PolicyMaryann Cusimano Love Love, Maryann Cusimano 257

Assignment: Playing Politics on Social Networks 289

12 The Central Role of Media and Communication in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Brigitte L. Nacos Nacos, Brigitte L. 293

Interview: Ed Morrissey, Political Blogger 315

13 The Internet and the Future of Media Politics Jeremy D. Mayer Mayer, Jeremy D. Michael Cornfield Cornfield, Michael 319

Index 339

About the Editors 357

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