Television News and the Supreme Court: All the News that's Fit to Air? / Edition 1

Television News and the Supreme Court: All the News that's Fit to Air? / Edition 1

by Elliot E. Slotnick, Jennifer A. Segal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521576164

ISBN-13: 9780521576161

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers the most in-depth analysis of journalistic attention to the Supreme Court (primarily television) currently available. It combines penetrating and remarkably frank interviews with prominent Supreme Court journalists with extensive examination of videotapes of network television news coverage of the Court, to provide a comprehensive picture of how

Overview

This book offers the most in-depth analysis of journalistic attention to the Supreme Court (primarily television) currently available. It combines penetrating and remarkably frank interviews with prominent Supreme Court journalists with extensive examination of videotapes of network television news coverage of the Court, to provide a comprehensive picture of how numerous constraints faced by reporters covering the Court (imposed by the nature of the television news industry and the Court itself) contribute to the pattern of infrequent, brief, and in too many instances, incorrect and misleading stories that are aired about the Court. The implications of this situation for the American public are explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521576161
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Television news: a critical link between the Supreme Court and the American public; 2. The Supreme Court beat: a view from the press; 3. Television news and the Supreme Court: opportunities and constraints; 4. A tale of two cases: Bakke and Webster; 5. A tale of two terms: the 1989 and 1994 court terms; 6. 'The Supreme Court decided today …' - or did it?; 7. Which decisions are reported? It's the issue, stupid!; 8. Television news and the Supreme Court: all the news that's fit to air?; Appendix: schedule of interviews; Notes; References; Index.

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