News : Politics of Illusion / Edition 6

News : Politics of Illusion / Edition 6

by Lance Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321224663

ISBN-13: 9780321224668

Pub. Date: 07/06/2004

Publisher: Pearson

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321224668
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/06/2004
Series:
Longman Classics in Political Science Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Doris Graber

Acknowledgments 

CHAPTER 1   THE NEWS ABOUT DEMOCRACY:  AN INTRODUCTION TO

News and Democracy

News as a Democratic Information System

A Definition of News 

How Mediated Government Works 

The Fragile Link between News and Democracy 

Soft News and the Turn Away from Politics 

What Kind of News Would Better Serve Democracy? 

 

MATTER  

Four Information Biases That Matter: An Overview 

Dramatization 

The Authority-Disorder Bias 

Case Study: how George W. Bush Got His Swagger

Bias as Part of the Political Information System 

Reform Anyone?

 

PUBLIC OPINION   

The Citizen’s Dilemma: Who and What to Believe 

Processing the News 

News Frames and Political Learning 

News and Personal Experience: What Gets Through 

The Future: Citizens, Information, and Politics 

 

Corporate Profit Logic and News Content 

The Political Economy of News 

The Media Monopoly: Arguments For and Against 

Effects of the Media Monopoly: Five Information Trends 

News on the Internet: Perfecting the Commercialization of Information? 

Megatrends: Technology, Economics, and Social Change 

Whither the Public Sphere? 

 

The Politics of Illusion 

Case Study: Selling the Iraqi War

News Bias and Press-Government Relations 

Symbolic Politics and the Techniques of Image Making 

News Management Styles and the Modern Presidency 

Government and the Politics of News Making 

 

Work Routines and Professional Norms 

How Reporting Practices Contribute to News Bias 

The Insider Syndrome 

Reporters as a Pack: Pressures to Agree 

The Paradox of Organizational Routines 

Democracy with or without Citizens?

 

AUTHORITY 

The Paradox of Objective Reporting

The Origins of Professional Journalism Standards 

Professional Practices and News Bias 

Standards of Decency and Good Taste 

The Use of Stories as Standardized News Formats 

The Practice of Editorial Review 

Notes 

CITIZENS, POLITICIANS, AND JOURNALISTS   

The News about Public Broadcasting 

News and Power in America: Ideal versus Reality 

Proposals for Citizens, Journalists, and Politicians 

The Peris of Virtual Democracy

Notes 

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