Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics
  • Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics
  • Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics

Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-Hour News on American Politics

by Alison Dagnes
     
 

This riveting book provides a nonpartisan examination of how the technological changes and financial imperatives of the media have led to an entertainment-driven news system poorly suited to report on American politics.

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Overview

This riveting book provides a nonpartisan examination of how the technological changes and financial imperatives of the media have led to an entertainment-driven news system poorly suited to report on American politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313382789
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Series:
New Directions in Media Series
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction How the Media Are Failing American Government

1 The Media: Partisanship, Media Regulation, and Audience Reception 1

2 Print Media: Newspapers, Magazines, and Book Publishing 21

3 Radio: Talk, News, and Music 45

4 Television: Niche Programming on Broadcast and Cable 69

5 The Internet: A Series of Tubes 93

6 Conclusions 119

Bibliography 129

Index 139

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