The Institutions of American Democracy: The Press / Edition 1

The Institutions of American Democracy: The Press / Edition 1

by Geneva Overholser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195309146

ISBN-13: 9780195309140

Pub. Date: 12/30/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

American democracy is built on its institutions. The Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary, in particular, undergird the rights and responsibilities of every citizen. The free press, for example, protected by the First Amendment, allows for the dissent so necessary in a democracy. How has this institution changed since the nation's founding? And what can we,

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American democracy is built on its institutions. The Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary, in particular, undergird the rights and responsibilities of every citizen. The free press, for example, protected by the First Amendment, allows for the dissent so necessary in a democracy. How has this institution changed since the nation's founding? And what can we, as leaders, policymakers, and citizens, do to keep it vital?

The freedom of the press is an essential element of American democracy. With the guidance of editors Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, this volume examines the role of the press in a democracy, investigating alternative models used throughout world history to better understand how the American press has evolved into what it is today. The commission also examines ways to allow more voices to be heard and to improve the institution of the American free press.

The Press, a collection of essays by the nation's leading journalism scholars and professionals, will examine the history, identity, roles, and future of the American press, with an emphasis on topics of concern to both practitioners and consumers of American media.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195309140
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/30/2005
Series:
Institutions of American Democracy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS
GENERAL INTRODUCTION: The Press as an Institution of American Constitutional Democracy, Jaroslav Pelikan
INTRODUCTION, Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
SECTION I: ORIENTATIONS: THE PRESS AND DEMOCRACY IN TIME AND SPACE, Michael Schudson
1. Presses and Democracies, Daniel C. Hallin and Robert Giles
2. American Journalism in Historical Perspective, Michael Schudson and Susan E. Tifft
3. The Nature and Sources of News, Robert M. Entman
4. Definitions of Journalism, Barbie Zelizer
5. The Minority Press: Pleading Our Own Cause, Pamela Newkirk
6. Journalism and Democracy across Borders, John Keane
SECTION II: THE FUNCTIONS OF THE PRESS IN A DEMOCRACY, Timothy E. Cook
7. What Democracy Requires of the Media, James Curran
8. The Marketplace of Ideas, Robert Schmuhl and Robert G. Picard
9. The Agenda-Setting Function of the Press, Maxwell McCombs
10. The Watchdog Role, W. Lance Bennett and William Serrin
11. Informing the Public, Thomas Patterson and Philip Seib
12. Mobilizing Citizen Participation, Esther Thorson
SECTION III: GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESS: AN AMBIVALENT RELATIONSHIP, Martha Joynt Kumar
13. Government and the Press: Issues and Trends, Martha Joynt Kumar and Alex Jones
14. Public Policy toward the Press: What Government Does For the News Media, Timothy E. Cook
15. The First Amendment Tradition and Its Critics, Bruce W. Sanford and Jane E. Kirtley
16. Legal Evolution of the Government-News Media Relationship, Jane E. Kirtley
17. Communications Regulation in Protecting the Public Interest, Robert B. Horwitz
18. Journalism and the Public Interest, Daniel Schorr
19. The Military and the Media, William Prochnau
SECTION IV: STRUCTURE AND NATURE OF THE AMERICAN PRESS, Theodore L. Glasser
20. Money, Media, and the Public Interest, Robert G. Picard
21. The Market and the Media, James T. Hamilton
22. The Press and the Politics of Representation, Mitchell Stephens and David T. Z. Mindich
23. The Legacy of Autonomy in American Journalism, Theodore L. Glasser and Marc Gunther
24. What Kind of Journalism Does the Public Need?, Carolyn Marvin and Philip Meyer
SECTION V
25 The Future of News, The Future of Journalism. John Carey and Nancy Hicks Maynard
AFTERWORD, Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
INDEX

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