Media Power, Media Politics

ISBN-10: 0742560686
ISBN-13: 9780742560680
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $42.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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. Book jacket.

Theodore B. Creighton is currently a Professor and Program Leader in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, he served as Director of the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University and as a Professor in Educational Leadership at Idaho State University. His background includes teaching atnbsp;all grade levels in Washington, D.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Los Angeles, California. His administrative experience includes serving as principal and superintendent in both Fresno and Kern Counties, California. He holds a BS degree in teacher educationnbsp;from Indiana University of Pennsylvania,nbsp;a master's degree in educational administration fromnbsp;California State University Long Beach,nbsp;and a doctorate from the University of California Davis. Though active in many professional organizations, he devotes considerable time to his role as Executive Director of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. He also serves as a member of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA), and as a Stafford Faculty Fellow for the National Institute on Leadership, Disabilities and Students Placed at Risk (NILDSPAR). He recently was appointed as Project Director of the Connexions Knowledge Base Project, an international initiative in collaboration with Rice University charged with assembling the knowledge base in educational administration. His research includes examining the forces of the school principalship, and he is widely published in the area of schools with alternative forms of school leadership.Theodore B. Creighton is currently a Professor and Program Leader in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, he served as Director of the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University and as a Professor in Educational Leadership at Idaho State University. His background includes teaching atnbsp;all grade levels in Washington, D.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Los Angeles, California. His administrative experience includes serving as principal and superintendent in both Fresno and Kern Counties, California. He holds a BS degree in teacher educationnbsp;from Indiana University of Pennsylvania,nbsp;a master's degree in educational administration fromnbsp;California State University Long Beach,nbsp;and a doctorate from the University of California Davis. Though active in many professional organizations, he devotes considerable time to his role as Executive Director of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. He also serves as a member of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA), and as a Stafford Faculty Fellow for the National Institute on Leadership, Disabilities and Students Placed at Risk (NILDSPAR). He recently was appointed as Project Director of the Connexions Knowledge Base Project, an international initiative in collaboration with Rice University charged with assembling the knowledge base in educational administration. His research includes examining the forces of the school principalship, and he is widely published in the area of schools with alternative forms of school leadership.Mark J. Rozell is professor of public policy at George Mason University.

David A. Dulio is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Oakland University.

Introduction: Media Power, Media Politics
The Presidency and the News Media
Congress and the News Media
Interview: The Honorable Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD)
Press Coverage of the United States Supreme Court
Assignment: Generational Change in Media Consumption
The Gatekeeping Power of the Media as Illustrated in Its Coverage of Civil Rights and Liberties
Interview: Janet Terry, Local News Writer/Producer
Bureaucracy and the Media
Assignment: Media Exposure Survey
A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing: What We Know about the Role of the Media in State Politics
Interview: Brenna Holmes, Online Political Activist/Consultant
Political Parties and the Media
Presidential Elections and the Media
Interview: David Mark, Senior Editor, Politico
The News Media and Organized Interests in the United States
Assignment: The Political Message of Your Favorite Movie
The Media and Public Opinion
The New Bully Pulpit: Global Media and Foreign Policy
Assignment: Playing Politics on Social Networks
The Central Role of Media and Communication in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Interview: Ed Morrissey, Political Blogger
The Internet and the Future of Media Politics
Index
About the Editors

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