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Political Communication

Overview

This collection provides an overview of the broad landscape of political communication, with material suited for the theorist and the more practically inclined. The main criterion for organizing this collection was diversity—presenting a range of authors and ideas. The contributions cover a span of almost eighty years, beginning with an article from 1927 and culminating with work from the first decade of the 21st century. Some of the authors are famous scholars and some are little known, but each article is like ...
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Overview

This collection provides an overview of the broad landscape of political communication, with material suited for the theorist and the more practically inclined. The main criterion for organizing this collection was diversity—presenting a range of authors and ideas. The contributions cover a span of almost eighty years, beginning with an article from 1927 and culminating with work from the first decade of the 21st century. Some of the authors are famous scholars and some are little known, but each article is like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle and fits into an appropriate place.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412947381
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Series: SAGE Benchmarks in Communication Series
  • Edition description: Four-Volume Set
  • Pages: 1672
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 4.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume One
PART ONE: THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES
Media Logic and Political Communication - David L Altheide
The News Media as Political Institution - Timothy E Cook
Looking Backward and Looking Forward
The Effects of Frames in Political Television News on Issue Interpretation and Frame Salience - Claes H De Vreese
The Theory of Political Propaganda - Harold D Lasswell
Gatekeeping, Indexing and Live-Event News - Steven Livingston and W Lance Bennett
Is Technology Altering the Construction of News?
The Political Economy of Communication and the Future of the Field - Robert W McChesney
Turned-out Voters? Media Impact on Campaigns - Pippa Norris
The Ethics of Political Communication - Manuel Pares I Maicas
The Emotional Deficit in Political Communication - Barry Richards
Notes on the Language of Politics - Lindsay Rogers
The News Media as Political Institutions - Michael Schudson
The Indexing Process in Communication - Percy H Tannenbaum
What Voters Learn from Media - David Weaver
Communication Agencies and the Volume of Propaganda - Malcolm M Willey
PART TWO: WATCHING GOVERNMENT, AFFECTING POLICY
Toward a Theory of Press-State Relations in the United States - W Lance Bennett
None Dare Call It Torture - W Lance Bennett, Regina G Lawrence and Steven Livingston
Indexing and the Limits of Press Independence in the Abu Ghraib Scandal
Who Influences Whom? The President, Congress and the Media - George C Edwards III and B Dan Wood
Cascading Activation - Robert Entman
Contesting the White House's Frame after 9/11
The Media, the War in Vietnam and Political Support - Daniel C Hallin
A Critique of the Thesis of an Oppositional Media
The Movement and the Media - Corwin R Kruse
Framing the Debate over Animal Experimentation
Misperceptions, the Media and the Iraq War - Steven Kull, Clay Ramsay and Evan Lewis
Humanitarian Crises and US Foreign Policy - Steven Livingston and Todd Eachus
Somalia and the CNN Effect Reconsidered
Bad News or Good News - Philip Lowe and David Morrison
Environmental Politics and the Mass Media
Bad News, Bad Governance - Thomas E Patterson
Communication Patterns and the Problems of Representative Government in Non-Western Societies - Lucien W Pye
Interest Groups, the Media and Policy Debate Formation - Nayda Terkildsen, Frauke I Schnell and Cristina Ling
An Analysis of Message Structure, Rhetoric and Source Cues
Privacy, Politics and the Press - Dennis F Thompson
Entertainment or Education - Danielle C Vinson and John S Ertter
How Do Media Cover the Courts?
Effects of News Coverage on Policy Attention and Actions - Itzhak Yanovitzky
A Closer Look at the Media-Policy Connection
Volume Two
PART ONE: AFFECTING THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Freedom as a Value in Arab Media - Hussein Amin
Perceptions and Attitudes among Journalists
Community Media - Nico Carpentier, Rico Lie and Jan Servaes
Muting the Democratic Media Discourse?
Public Journalism and Public Knowledge - Anthony J Eksterowicz, Robert Roberts and Adrian Clark
On Electronic Public Space - Susan Herbst
Talk Shows in Theoretical Perspective
The Television Personality in Politics - Kurt Lang and Gladys Engel Lang
Some Considerations
New Frontiers in Political Professionalism - Paolo Mancini
Beyond Simple Exposure - Jack M McLeod and Daniel G McDonald
Media Orientations and Their Impact on Political Processes
Community, Communication and Participation - Jack M McLeod, Dietram A Scheufle and Patricia Moy
The Role of Mass Media and Interpersonal Discussion in Local Political Participation
Revisiting the Civic Duty to Keep Informed in the New Media Environment - Paula Poindexter and Maxwell E McCombs
Why Conversation Is Not the Soul of Democracy - Michael Schudson
Television and Authoritarianism - James Shanahan
Exploring the Concept of Mainstreaming
Mass Media Use, Issue Knowledge and Political Involvement - Alexis S Tan
Out of the Theaters and into the Streets - David Whiteman
A Coalition Model of the Political Impact of Documentary Film and Video
PART TWO: PUBLIC OPINION, THE PUBLIC'S AGENDA AND THE PRESS
News Frames, Political Cynicism and Media Cynicism - Joseph N Cappella and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Prime Suspects - Franklin D Gilliam and Shanto Iyengar
The Influence of Local Television News on the Viewing Public
Turning the Spotlight Inward - Thomas J Johnson and Timothy Boudreau with Chris Glowaki
How Five Leading News Organizations Covered the Media in the 1992 Presidential Election
Why Americans Don't Trust the Media - David A Jones
A Preliminary Analysis
The Press and Public Opinion - Walter Lippmann
The Agenda-Setting Function of Mass Media - Maxwell McCombs and Donald Shaw
Setting the Agenda of Attributes in the 1996 Spanish General Election - Maxwell McCombs, Esteban Lopez-Escobar and Juan Pablo Llamas
Media Framing of a Civil Liberties Conflict and Its Effect on Tolerance - Thomas E Nelson, Rosalee A Clawson and Zoe M Oxley
What Moves Public Opinion? - Benjamin I Page, Robert y Shapiro and Glenn R Dempsey
Media, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy - Stuart N Soroka
The Agenda-Setting Effects of International News Coverage - Wayne Wanta and Y W Hu
An Examination of Differing News Frames
Volume Three
PART ONE: CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS
Can the Press Monitor Campaign Advertising? An Experimental Study - Stephen Ansolabehere and Shanto Iyengar
Messages Received - Larry M Bartels
The Political Impact of Media Exposure
Criteria for Evaluating Political Campaign Webpages - Pamela J Benoit and William L Benoit
Voters, Candidates and Campaigns in the New Information Age - Michael X Delli Carpini
An Overview and Assessment
Voter Learning in the 2004 Presidential Election - Dan Drew and David Weaver
Did the Media Matter?
A Spot Check - Stephen E Finkel and John G Greer
Casting Doubt on the Demobilizing Effect of Attack Advertising
Why Are American Presidential Election Campaign Polls So Variable When Votes Are So Predictable? - Andrew Gelman and Gary King
Talking Tough - Elisabeth Gidengil and Joanna Everitt
Gender and Reported Speech in Campaign News Coverage
Presidential Performance Criteria - Doris A Graber and David Weaver
The Missing Element in Election Coverage
Sound Bite News - Daniel C Hallin
Television Coverage of Elections 1968-1988
Public Opinion in Television Election News - Stephanie Greco Larson
Beyond Polls
Voting Alone - Carolyn Marvin and Peter Simonson
The Decline of Bodily Mass Communication and Public Sensationalism in Presidential Elections
From Contest to Content - Judy McGregor, Susan Fountaine and Margie Comrie
The Impact of Public Journalism on New Zealand Election Campaign Coverage
Political Image Makers and the Mass Media - Dan Nimmo
Does the Watchdog Bite? Newspaper Ad Watch Articles and Political Attack Ads - Patrick B O'Sullivan and Seth Geiger
The Press and the Local Candidate - David Rosenbloom
The Journalism of Opinion - Catherine A Steele and Kevin G Barnhurst
Network News Coverage of US Presidential Campaigns
Volume Four
PART ONE: GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Understanding International Discourse - Anantha S Babbili
Political Realism and the Non-Aligned Nations
Political Communication as an Instrument of Foreign Policy - W Phillips Davison
An Outline for the Study of International Political Communications - W Phillips Davison and Alexander L George
Framing US Coverage of International News - Robert Entman
Contrasts in Narratives of the KAL and Iran Air Incidents
Global Communication and Foreign Policy - Eytan Gilboa
The Barriers to Media Opening in Latin America - Sallie Hughes and Chappell Lawson
Excavating Concealed Tradeoffs - Ellen Mickiewicz
How Russians Watch the News
The 'Americanization' of Political Communication - Ralph Negrine and Stylianos Papathanassopoulos
A Critique
Political Communication Culture in the United States and Germany - Barbara Pfetsch
Media Discourse on Globalization and Terror - Andrew Rojecki
Framing European Politics - Holli A Semetko and Patti M Valkenburg
A Content Analysis of Press and Television News
International Political Communication - Hans Speier
Elite versus Mass
PART TWO: THE RISE OF NEW MEDIA
Patterns of Internet and Traditional News Media Use in a Networked Community - Scott L Althaus and David Tewksbury
The New Media and Our Political Communication Discontents - Jay Blumer and Michael Gurevitch
Democratizing Cyberspace
The Internet, Public Spheres and Political Communication - Peter Dahlgren
Dispersion and Deliberation
Cyberspace and the End of Politics - Vincent Mosco and Derek Foster
'Connecting' and 'Disconnecting' with Civic Life - Dhavan V Shah, Nojin Kwak and R Lance Holbert
Patterns of Internet Use and the Production of Social Capital
A Not-So World Wide Web - Geoffry Taubman
The Internet, China and the Challenges to Non-Democratic Rule
Virtual Soundbites - Howard Tumber and Michael Bromley
Political Communication in Cyberspace
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