Nightly News Nightmare Media Coverage of U. S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2008

ISBN-10: 1442200685
ISBN-13: 9781442200685
Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)
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Description: The Nightly News Nightmare, Third Edition, examines news coverage of presidential nomination and election campaigns starting with 1988. Farnsworth and Lichter find that the news media, despite the wide variety of outlets, have consistent problems in  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

The Nightly News Nightmare, Third Edition, examines news coverage of presidential nomination and election campaigns starting with 1988. Farnsworth and Lichter find that the news media, despite the wide variety of outlets, have consistent problems in terms of fairness and focus on substantive matters rather than the horse-race reporting of the latest polls. In addition to the extensive discussion of the 2008 campaign, the third edition offers far more discussion and evidence regarding the use of alternative media, including online content, in the most recent presidential election. The authors conclude that online news had many of the same problems found in mainstream news coverage.

List of Tables
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
The Media and Presidential Elections: Studying News Content
A Need-to-Know Basis? Covering Issues of Substance and the Horse Race
Who Elected You? Candidates versus Reporters
A Plague on (Almost) All Your Houses: Fairness, Negativity, and Accuracy
"Nobody Does It Better"? Comparing Key Campaign News Sources
Maybe Next Year? The Future of Campaign Coverage
Campaign Information Items Used in the Content Analysis
Internet Resources on the News Media and Presidential Elections
References
Index
About the Authors

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