Public Opinion, the Press, and Public Policy / Edition 1

Public Opinion, the Press, and Public Policy / Edition 1

by J David Kennamer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275950972

ISBN-13: 9780275950972

Pub. Date: 09/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This contributors' volume examines the ways in which public opinion affects public policy via the news media. Insofar as the media represent or characterize the public, they represent or frame policy questions and decisions. They convey—accurately or inaccurately—the overall climate of public opinion to policymakers, and are themselves used as evidence of

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Overview

This contributors' volume examines the ways in which public opinion affects public policy via the news media. Insofar as the media represent or characterize the public, they represent or frame policy questions and decisions. They convey—accurately or inaccurately—the overall climate of public opinion to policymakers, and are themselves used as evidence of public opinion by policymakers. This work draws together theory and original research concerning the role of the press in shaping public policy and links the fields of journalism, mass communications, and political science.

This work will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in journalism, communications studies, public policy, government, and political science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275950972
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1994
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Public Opinion, the Press and Public Policy by J. David Kennamer

The Public's Knowledge of Politics by Michael X. Delli Carpini and Scott Keeter

Effective Public Opinion by James B. Lemert

Interest Groups in the News by Lucig Danielian

Who Sets the Media Agenda? The Ability of Policymakers to Determine News Decisions by Dan Berkowitz

The News Media and Public Policy Agendas by David Pritchard

Marching to the Police Beats: The Media-Source Relationship in Framing Criminal Justice Policy by Jack C. Doppelt

Reporting on the Public Mind by Leonard Tipton

The Spiral of Silence: Linking Individual and Society through Communication by Charles T. Salmon and Chi-Yung Moh

Policymakers and the Third-Person Effect by Dominic L. Lasorsa

Bibliography

Index

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