The Nightly News Nightmare: Network Television's Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2000 / Edition 1

The Nightly News Nightmare: Network Television's Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2000 / Edition 1

by Stephen J. Farnsworth, Robert S. Lichter
     
 

Acclaimed media scholars Farnsworth and Lichter draw on the lessons of the last four presidential elections to show how network news coverage of what is arguably the nation's most important political event has declined. Through extensive analysis of news content, the authors compare what the candidates said with what the networks say they said and judge the disparity… See more details below

Overview

Acclaimed media scholars Farnsworth and Lichter draw on the lessons of the last four presidential elections to show how network news coverage of what is arguably the nation's most important political event has declined. Through extensive analysis of news content, the authors compare what the candidates said with what the networks say they said and judge the disparity a nightmare. What may make it even harder to sleep at night is that the authors go on to suggest that perhaps the candidates themselves do a better job of portraying the campaigns than those who used to be the trusted network guardians of the news.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742519060
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 U. S. Presidential Elections and Television News: Studying Media Content Chapter 2 A Need to Know Basis? Covering Issues of Substance and the Horse Race Chapter 3 Who Elected You? Candidates versus Reporters Chapter 4 A Plague on All Your Houses: Negativity, Fairness and Accuracy Chapter 5 "Nobody Does it Better"? The Networks versus Other Campaign News Sources Chapter 6 Maybe Next Year? The Future of Campaign Coverage Chapter 7 Appendix

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