Media Power, Media Politics / Edition 1

Media Power, Media Politics / Edition 1

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Media Power, Media Politics / Edition 1

Media Power, Media Politics examines the role and influence of the media in every sphere of American potitics. Organized thematically, the book analyzes the retationship among the media and key institutions, potitical actors, and nongovernmental entities, as wall as the role of the new media, media ethics, and foreign policy coverage. Writen clearly and concisely by leading schotars in the field, the chapters serve as broad overviews to the issues, white discussion questions and suggestions for further reading encourage deeper inquiry. Updated throughout, the second edition includes expanded coverage of the evotving role of new media, a new chapter on terrorism and the media, and new pedagogical exercises and featured interviews with journatists, bioggers, and media advisers.

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ISBN-13: 9780742511583
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Media Power, Media Politics   Jeremy D. Mayer     1
The Presidency and the News Media   Jeffrey Crouch   John Anthony Maltese     19
Congress and the News Media   Mark J. Rozell   Richard J. Semiatin     43
Interview: The Honorable Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD)     63
Press Coverage of the United States Supreme Court   Vincent James Strickler   Richard Davis     69
Assignment: Generational Change in Media Consumption     98
The Gatekeeping Power of the Media as Illustrated in Its Coverage of Civil Rights and Liberties   Nina Therese Kasniunas     99
Interview: Janet Terry, Local News Writer/Producer     113
Bureaucracy and the Media   Jan Vermeer     119
Assignment: Media Exposure Survey     134
A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing: What We Know about the Role of the Media in State Politics   Tari Renner   G. Patrick Lynch     137
Interview: Brenna Holmes, Online Political Activist/Consultant     156
Political Parties and the Media   C. Danielle Vinson     159
Presidential Elections and the Media   Mary E. Stuckey   Kristina E. Curry     175
Interview: David Mark, SeniorEditor, Politico     199
The News Media and Organized Interests in the United States   Ronald G. Shaiko     205
Assignment: The Political Message of Your Favorite Movie     230
The Media and Public Opinion   Stephen K. Medvic   David A. Dulio     233
The New Bully Pulpit: Global Media and Foreign Policy   Maryann Cusimano Love     257
Assignment: Playing Politics on Social Networks     289
The Central Role of Media and Communication in Terrorism and Counterterrorism   Brigitte L. Nacos     293
Interview: Ed Morrissey, Political Blogger     315
The Internet and the Future of Media Politics   Jeremy D. Mayer   Michael Cornfield     319
Index     339
About the Editors     357

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