Perspectives on American Political Media / Edition 1

Perspectives on American Political Media / Edition 1

by Gary C. Woodward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205262503

ISBN-13: 9780205262502

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Perspectives on American Political Media is a comprehensive survey of how political figures and issues are presented to the nation and the world through the filters of television and the mass media. It explores the diverse channels of political influence in American life and how elected officials, lobbyists, and journalists shape events for public consumption.

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Perspectives on American Political Media is a comprehensive survey of how political figures and issues are presented to the nation and the world through the filters of television and the mass media. It explores the diverse channels of political influence in American life and how elected officials, lobbyists, and journalists shape events for public consumption.

Readers are introduced to the media world in which members of Congress, White House officials, and other government officials must contend. They are shown how these political figures attempt to master this world to achieve their own objectives, while winning over an increasingly suspicious and disenfranchised public. The book also explains how recent changes in the mass media have redistributed power in mega-media corporations, the Presidency, and the Congress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205262502
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Politics, Media, and Democracy1
1The Media, Their Owners, Advertisers, and Intercorporate Structure25
2News in the Television Age: Patterns of Organization and News Selection55
3The Publicity Functions of Congress93
4Winning and Holding the Presidency: A Campaigns Perspective121
5Foreign News, War, and Diplomacy149
6Witnessing Justice: Press Coverage of the Courts185
7Art, Popular Entertainment, and Politics213
Selected Bibliography241
Index247

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