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Media Power, Media Politics examines the role and influence of the media in every sphere of American potitics. Organized thematically, the book analyzes the retationship among the media and key institutions, potitical actors, and nongovernmental entities, as wall as the role of the new media, media ethics, and foreign policy coverage. Writen clearly and concisely by leading schotars in the field, the chapters serve as broad overviews to the issues, white discussion questions and suggestions for further reading encourage deeper inquiry. Updated throughout, the second edition includes expanded coverage of the evotving role of new media, a new chapter on terrorism and the media, and new pedagogical exercises and featured interviews with journatists, bioggers, and media advisers.
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This anthology would make a useful text or secondary text for media and politics courses, since the essays are generally accessible to undergraduates and treat a nice range of topics. Discussion questions and suggestions for further reading are also included. While accessible, the essays also employ recent scholarship in this burgeoning field.
The chapters cover many standard topics and some less usual and helpful ones such as bureaucracy, media impact, and ethics. The readings are of uniformly high quality. Some mostly summarize well-known findings, while others provide less familiar detailed information (e.g., on problems with coverage of the Supreme Court).
Allison Clark
Media Power, Media Politics provides an excellent overview of the interaction between different governmental figures and the media. It clearly illustrates how the media covers political actors, and also how political actors seek to utilize the media. The well-written chapters are a great foundation for spurring class discussion. Of the three books I assigned for my Mass Media and Government class, this was clearly the favorite!
Alison Dagnes
My students found Media Power, Media Politics easy to read and it gave them the academic foundation with which to base their theoretical understanding of the media. It is an excellent text that does not seem to go out of date quickly.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742511576
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.01 (d)

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

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Presidency and the News Media Chapter 3 Congress and the Media Chapter 4 The Supreme Court and the Press Chapter 5 The Media and Civil Right & Liberties Chapter 6 Bureaucracy and the Media Chapter 7 The Media in State and Local Politics Chapter 8 Political Parties and the Media Chapter 9 Presidential Elections and the Media Chapter 10 The Media and Interest Groups in the U.S. Chapter 11 The Media and Public Opinion Chapter 12 Global Media and Foreign Policy Chapter 13 Media Impact Chapter 14 The New Media Chapter 15 Media Ethics and Political Communication

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