Nightly News Nightmare / Edition 2

Nightly News Nightmare / Edition 2

by Stephen J. Farnsworth, Robert S. Lichter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742553787

ISBN-13: 9780742553781

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Beginning with the 1988 presidential election and now updated through 2004, The Nightly News Nightmare shows how network news coverage of what is arguably the nation's most important political event has declined. Through extensive analysis of news content from the 'Big Three' and Fox, acclaimed media scholars Farnsworth and Lichter compare what the candidates said

Overview

Beginning with the 1988 presidential election and now updated through 2004, The Nightly News Nightmare shows how network news coverage of what is arguably the nation's most important political event has declined. Through extensive analysis of news content from the 'Big Three' and Fox, acclaimed media scholars Farnsworth and Lichter compare what the candidates said with what the networks say they said and judge the disparity a nightmare. The authors go on to suggest that perhaps the candidates themselves do a better job of portraying the campaigns than those who used to be the trusted network guardians of the news. While making clear that overall coverage of the Bush-Kerry race marked an improvement compared to previous elections, Farnsworth and Lichter also point out that in other ways, things were worse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742553781
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1 U.S. Presidential Elections and Television News: Studying Media Content Chapter 4 2 A Need-to-Know Basis?: Covering Issues of Substance and the Horse Race Chapter 5 3 Who Elected You?: Candidates versus Reporters Chapter 6 4 A Plague on All Your Houses: Negativity, Fairness, and Accuracy Chapter 7 5 "Nobody Does It Better"?: The Networks versus Other Campaign News Sources Chapter 8 6 Maybe Next Year?: The Future of Campaign Coverage Chapter 9 Appendix A: Campaign Information Items Used in the Content Analysis Chapter 10 Appendix B: Internet Resources on the News Media and Presidential Elections Chapter 11 References Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Authors

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