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

by Alison Dagnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313382786

ISBN-13: 9780313382789

Pub. Date: 03/23/2010

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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.

• Interviews with C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb, Time magazine's TV critic James Poniewozak, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update head

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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.

• Interviews with C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb, Time magazine's TV critic James Poniewozak, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update head writer Alex Baze, and others shed light on today's media

• A chronology examines the technological progression of the American media and the financial developments of media corporate ownership over the past 50 years

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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