Mass Media and American Politics

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Author: Doris A. Graber,Johanna Dunaway

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506340253

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

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This comprehensive, trusted core text on media's impact on attitudes, behavior, elections, politics, and policymaking is known for its readable introduction to the literature and theory of the field. Mass Media and American Politics, Tenth Edition is thoroughly updated to reflect major structural changes that have shaken the world of political news, including the impact of the changing media landscape. It includes timely examples of the significance of these changes pulled from the 2016 election cycle. Written by Doris A. Graber—a scholar who has played an enormous role in establishing and shaping the field of mass media and American politics—and Johanna Dunaway, this book sets the standard.

In "media" res

readings in mass media and American politics

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Author: Jan Pons Vermeer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070674677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies

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Author: Katrin Voltmer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415337798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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This book examines how political communication and the mass media have played a central role in the consolidation of emerging democracies around the world. Covering a broad range of political and cultural contexts, including Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, this new volume investigates the problems and conflicts arising in the process of establishing an independent media and competitive politics in post-autocratic societies. Considering the changing dynamic in the relationship between political actors, the media and their audience, the authors of this volume address the following issues: changing journalistic role perceptions and journalistic quality the reasons and consequences of persisting instrumentalization of the media by political actors the role of the media in election campaigns the way in which the citizens interpret political messages and the extent to which the media influence political attitudes and electoral behaviour the role of the Internet in building a democratic public sphere This book will be of great interest to all those studying and researching democracy and democratization, comparative politics, political communication, journalism, media and the Internet.

Crashing the Tea Party

Mass Media and the Campaign to Remake American Politics

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Author: Paul Street,Anthony R. Dimaggio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317261933

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The Tea Party has been the most high profile and controversial social movement in the US of recent times. But real analysis of the Tea Party remains slim - is it a genuine social movement or a topdown interest group created by the Republican Party and corporate funding? Crashing the Tea Party is based on first-hand observation of local Tea Party chapters, and undertakes a critical journalistic and scholarly examination from the national and local level. Paul Street and Anthony DiMaggio provide a carefully documented account which challenges conventional wisdoms. Crashing the Tea Party fills the gap in public understanding about this particular social movement, and how social movements in general relate today to the ideologies of left and right and the mass media.

The Mass Media and Latino Politics

Studies of U.S. Media Content, Campaign Strategies and Survey Research: 1984-2004

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Author: Federico Subervi-Velez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135599211

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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The Latin-American population has become a major force in American politics in recent years, with expanding influences in local, state, and national elections. The candidates in the 2004 campaign wooed Latino voters by speaking Spanish to Latino audiences and courting Latino groups and PACs. Recognizing the rising influence of the Latino population in the United States, Federico Subervi-Velez has put together this edited volume, examining various aspects of the Latino and media landscape, including media coverage in English- and Spanish-language media, campaigns, and survey research.

Media and Politics in America

A Reference Handbook

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Author: Guido Hermann Stempel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078450

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

Mass Media and Politics

A Social Science Perspective

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Author: Jan E. Leighley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395925461

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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The author models the discussion of each topic in this text on the social scientific process by asking if theories exists to explain personal observations in politics and the media and if there is evidence to support the theories. End-of-chapter Active Learning exercises provide real-world examples of important concepts and ask students to collect and analyze data from various print and electronic media sources. The text includes an entire chapter on agenda setting—the media's ability to insert issues into public consciousness or increase perceived importance—which illuminates the related concepts of priming and framing.

Who Deliberates?

Mass Media in Modern Democracy

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Author: Benjamin I. Page

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226644738

Category: Political Science

Page: 167

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Public deliberation is essential to democracy, but the public can be fooled as well as enlightened. In three case studies of media coverage in the 1990s, Benjamin Page explores the role of the press in structuring political discussion. Page shows how the New York Times presented a restricted set of opinions on whether to go to war with Iraq, shutting out discussion of compromises favored by many Americans. He then examines the media's negative reaction to the Bush administration's claim that riots in Los Angeles were caused by welfare programs. Finally, he shows how talk shows overcame the elite media's indifference to widespread concern about Zoe Baird's hiring of illegal aliens. Page's provocative conclusion identifies the conditions under which media outlets become political actors and actively shape and limit the ideas and information available to the public. Arguing persuasively that a diversity of viewpoints is essential to true public deliberation, this book will interest students of American politics, communications, and media studies.

Mass Communication and American Social Thought

Key Texts, 1919-1968

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Author: John Durham Peters,Peter Simonson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742528390

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

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This anthology of hard-to-find primary documents provides a solid overview of the foundations of American media studies. Focusing on mass communication and society and how this research fits into larger patterns of social thought, this valuable collection features key texts covering the media studies traditions of the Chicago school, the effects tradition, the critical theory of the Frankfurt school, and mass society theory. Where possible, articles are reproduced in their entirety to preserve the historical flavor and texture of the original works. Topics include popular theater, yellow journalism, cinema, books, public relations, political and military propaganda, advertising, opinion polling, photography, the avant-garde, popular magazines, comics, the urban press, radio drama, soap opera, popular music, and television drama and news. This text is ideal for upper-level courses in mass communication and media theory, media and society, mass communication effects, and mass media history.

Mass Media and the Political Process

Reshaping American Democracy? : the 1980 Edward R. Murrow Symposium, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, February 27-29, 1980

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Author: Hampden H. Smith,William W. Prochnau,Dan D. Nimmo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication in politics

Page: 70

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The Media and Politics

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Author: Dean Alger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780534236946

Category: Political Science

Page: 532

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THE MEDIA AND POLITICS presents a fascinating, insightful analysis of the mass media's critical role in politics. Placing media in a political systems context, author Dean Alger begins by laying the crucial foundations of democratic theory, elements of public opinion, socialization and information processing, and the nature of communication and the mass media. Exercises and case studies, key visuals, and reviews of principal research methods used in the field develop readers' analytic abilities. Interviews with leading journalists provide unique insights into media practices. This edition features coverage of media and government relations, media in elections, and the media and politics in other nations.

Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America

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Author: Deana A. Rohlinger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316214052

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Weaving together analyses of archival material, news coverage, and interviews conducted with journalists from mainstream and partisan outlets as well as with activists across the political spectrum, Deana A. Rohlinger re-imagines how activists use a variety of mediums, sometimes simultaneously, to agitate for - and against - legal abortion. Rohlinger's in-depth portraits of four groups - the National Right to Life Committee, Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, and Concerned Women for America - illuminates when groups use media and why they might choose to avoid media attention altogether. Rohlinger expertly reveals why some activist groups are more desperate than others to attract media attention and sheds light on what this means for policy making and legal abortion in the twenty-first century.

Studyguide for Mass Media and American Politics by Graber, Doris A., ISBN 9781452287287

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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 9781497005440

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Page: 124

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9781452287287. This item is printed on demand.

The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

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Author: Robert Y. Shapiro,Lawrence R. Jacobs

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199673020

Category: Political Science

Page: 816

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With engaging new contributions from the major figures in the fields of the media and public opinion The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media is a key point of reference for anyone working in American politics today.

Mediapolitik

How the Mass Media Have Transformed World Politics

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Author: Lee Edwards

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813209920

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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Drawing upon his lifelong study of politics and journalism, political historian Lee Edwards offers the first scholarly examination of a powerful new phenomenon in world politics--the mass media. Edwards argues in his far-ranging and innovative work that the media have become as important a factor in determining the course of international affairs and the future of nations as economic prosperity, military strength, natural resources, and national will. The author calls this vital new component of world politics mediapolitik. He uses case studies from around the world to show how the mass media have influenced and even determined the outcome of major political acts such as the collapse of communism in Eastern and Central Europe, the Tiananmen Square massacre in China, the ousting of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and the political resurrection of South Africa's Nelson Mandela. The author argues that these case studies show that the mass media can either enrich or enslave the human spirit, depending upon their moral foundation. If the media follow a liberal democratic model, as in the United States and Western Europe, they contribute to a free and just society. If they follow an authoritarian model, as in South Africa before Mandela, or a totalitarian model as in Saddam Hussein's Iraq or Fidel Castro's Cuba, they perpetuate the regime in power and deny the fruits of freedom and democracy to the people. Edwards addresses the question of how responsibly the American media, the most influential media in the world, handle their enormous power. Using the results obtained from his survey of 100 leading journalists as well as close analysis of major news stories of the last decade, the author confirms the rampant cynicism of the American media and its deleterious effect on American politics and government. The solution, he suggests, is that American journalists must practice moral responsibility and strengthen the liberal democratic model of mediapolitik around the world. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lee Edwards is senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and adjunct associate professor of politics at The Catholic University of America. He is senior editor of The World & I magazine and author or editor of numerous books, including The Collapse of Communism, The Conservative Revolution, The Power of Ideas: The Heritage Foundation at 25 Years, and Goldwater: The Man Who Made a Revolution. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: "Mediapolitik is a broad-gauged survey of what the mass media is, and how it works around the world. . . . There is scarcely an issue or debate within media and media watching circles that Mr. Edwards does not touch on and analyze with care and precision. Reading Mediapolitik is the equivalent of at least a semester's worth of J-School, and more fun."--Washington Times "Mediapolitik is superb--a much-needed, comprehensive study of a crucial topic. It is full of insight in its analysis and wisdom in its conclusions."--Peter W. Rodman, former Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs "A revealing study of the mass media's impact on world politics. You may not agree with all of his conclusions, but Mediapolitik is well worth reading."--Hal Bruno, former political director, ABC News "Edwards is a sterling advocate for more responsibility in journalism. His cogent insights are always worthy of study and debate."--Stephen Hess, The Brookings Institution, author of The Little Book of Campaign Etiquette "The author's case studies are valuable. No one, to my knowledge, has presented such information and analysis in such a systematic fashion."--Prof. Marvin Olasky, Acton Institute "A very plausible and reliable overview of the impact of changes in news and entertainment media on the politics of our world. . . . The

Media and Politics in Japan

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Author: Susan J. Pharr,Ellis S. Krauss

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824817619

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

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This is an authoritative and ground-breaking assessment of an important but little-studied facet of Japanese politics.

Mass Media and the Caribbean

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Author: Stuart H. Surlin,Walter C. Soderlund

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9782881244476

Category: Social Science

Page: 471

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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Media and Democracy

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Author: James Curran

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113437223X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Media and Democracy addresses key topics and themes in relation to democratic theory, media and technology, comparative media studies, media and history, and the evolution of media research. For example: How does TV entertainment contribute to the democratic life of society? Why are Americans less informed about politics and international affairs than Europeans? How should new communications technology and globalisation change our understanding of the democratic role of the media? What does the rise of international ezines reveal about the limits of the internet? What is the future of journalism? Does advertising influence the media? Is American media independence from government a myth? How have the media influenced the development of modern society? Professor Curran’s response to these questions provides both a clear introduction to media research, written for university undergraduates studying in different countries, and an innovative analysis written by one of the field’s leading scholars.

Manipulating Democracy

Democratic Theory, Political Psychology, and Mass Media

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Author: Wayne Le Cheminant,John M. Parrish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136994459

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Manipulation is a source of pervasive anxiety in contemporary American politics. Observers charge that manipulative practices in political advertising, media coverage, and public discourse have helped to produce an increasingly polarized political arena, an uninformed and apathetic electorate, election campaigns that exploit public fears and prejudices, a media that titillates rather than educates, and a policy process that too often focuses on the symbolic rather than substantive. Manipulating Democracy offers the first comprehensive dialogue between empirical political scientists and normative theorists on the definition and contemporary practice of democratic manipulation. This impressive array of distinguished scholars—political scientists, philosophers, cognitive psychologists, and communications scholars—collectively draw out the connections between competing definitions of manipulation, the psychology of manipulation, and the political institutions and practices through which manipulation is seen to produce a tightly-knit exploration of an issue at the heart of democratic politics.