News: The Politics of Illusion / Edition 9

News: The Politics of Illusion / Edition 9

by W. Lance Bennett
ISBN-10:
0205082416
ISBN-13:
9780205082414
Pub. Date:
03/08/2011
Publisher:
Pearson
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News: The Politics of Illusion / Edition 9

Updated in a new 9th Edition, News: The Politics of Illusion, by W. Lance Bennett discusses and analyzes the dramatic shifts in news consumption and creation that have both ended and begun new eras of journalism in our time. How well does the news, as the core of the national political information system, serve the needs of democracy? In exploring this core question, this book examines both how political actors work their messages into the news and how journalists and news organizations report the news.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205082414
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The News about Democracy: Information Crisis in American Politics

Chapter 2. News Stories: Four Information Biases that Matter

Chapter 3. Citizens and the News: Public Opinion and Information Processing

Chapter 4. How Politicians Make the News

Chapter 5. How Journalists Report the News

Chapter 6. Inside the Profession: Objectivity and the Political Authority Bias

Chapter 7. The Political Economy of News and the End of a Journalism Era

Chapter 8. All the News that Fits Democracy: Solutions for Citizens, Politicians, and Journalists

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